The Waking Land... Quick Glimpse - Reading List

The Waking Land... Quick Glimpse

Saturday, August 05, 2017

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The Waking Land

Callie Bates

The Waking Land by Callie Bates  A Sneak Peek on Reading List

Goodreads Summary:

Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life. 
Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her.  
But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. 

Sneak Peek:

"My breath is coming faster; he can't hold my barbaric father's failed rebellion against me. He can't claim I would kill the king who has fed, clothed, and educated me for fourteen years. He can't."      location 436 kindle edition

Initial Thoughts

This is an interesting story so far... it's bordering on cliche in that the main character is a little too naive, but then again it's YA and she needs to do some growing so we will see.  I am enjoying the magical elements and how they tie into nature.  This story seems like it might appeal to fans of The Jewel, other such fantasies.

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