A Heroic, Tolkien-Inspired pageturner for Young Adults
Evil has entered Ellestar, royal city of the antlered Cievo people. The life of Adrastea, wilful and attention-starved daughter of the king, is shattered completely when she witnesses the murder of her parents by a scar-faced Human. Wounded and despondent, Adrastea narrowly escapes death herself and finds unexpected refuge and friendship in the remote cottage of a crippled Cievo. Soon the news spreads that Adrastea is wanted for the murder of her parents.
Five years later, the scar-faced killer strikes again. This time, however, he is pursued by an accomplished artist of the blade, the fierce Cievo Aleta, who hates Humans and who never smiles.
Aleta reluctantly joins forces with Daphne, the humorous Human girl acrobat on her own hunt for scar-face and the bitter Cievo almost learns to smile. Will Daphne, Aleta and a sampling of colorful characters from the World of Orbis succeed in installing Adrastea’s brother on the Cievan throne and in restoring the princess to her people?
Adrastea opens the courageous combat against evil by the five peoples of Orbis, the Cievo, the Humans, the Shefro, the Elves, and the Snow Sprites, as recorded in the six Annals of Orbis. This fast-paced fantasy novel with a dash of subtle humor is set in a heroic, Tolkien-Inspired world.
Book 1 in the Annals of Orbis
WHAT PEOPLE THINK
of Adrastea: Book 1 in the Annals of Orbis
"I can always gauge a book's quality by how easily I can place myself into a story! While reading Adrastea it was more like watching a movie unfold in my mind's eye then it was just merely reading words on a page. "
"It drew me into the world of the characters without my even realizing it. You'll definitely begin to think what they think, and feel what they feel."
"The book is a thrilling, utterly enjoyable read of the page-turning kind. You will experience heart wrenching tragedy, comedy, suspense, mystery and some unexpected plot twists."
- Excerpt from full review by blogger Christine Vincent at Books For Catholic Kids