author : tahlia newland
pages : [ebook] 300
favorite characters : ariel & nick
On a rescue mission in a mysterious hidden realm, ex-fencing champion, Ariel, battles treacherous terrain, vicious elementals and wraith-like demons who want her dead – after they’ve fed on her fear. To defeat the demons and free her mother, she must learn a secret esoteric wisdom to awaken the dormant but potentially explosive power of her mind.
Walnut, a quirky old wise man, guides her across stone-strewn plains and wind-swept swamps, past deep ravines and quaint villages, and through a modern city enclosed in a transparent dome. Nick, the powerful Warrior who travels with them, proves a dangerous attraction. His feral energy hits her like a sledgehammer; sometimes it’s bliss, but often it’s pain.
Can Ariel defeat the sadistic demon lord and his army before he kills her and enslaves her mother?
The stakes are high, death a real possibility. Fail now, and she fails humanity.
This book has received the AIA Seal of Excellence in Independent Fiction.
I feel like I’ve been saying this often lately but I honestly don’t know why I took so long to read this book. I’ve been following the author’s blog almost since I started this one and so I’ve heard so much about Lethal Inheritance! And right from the beginning I was hooked. The reader meets Ariel and the action begins almost all at once, with a little transition to keep things moving smoothly.
Ariel is definitely a strong character and I was rooting for her from the beginning. Even when the odds are against her-when demons she didn’t know existed are attacking, for example-she’s ready to fight for herself and her mother. She has so much thrown at her at once as she’s torn away from her mother, thrust into a different and dangerous world, and then is told that in order to rescue her mother she’ll need to defeat a powerful demon lord to have a chance of getting her back. Yeah, I don’t think I’d do so good under all of that pressure. What makes it even better is that through all of that Ariel doesn’t feel artificial at all. She still reads like a regular teenage girl, albeit one with fantastical problems.
I knew I’d like Nick as soon as he made Ariel laugh after they met. Even with all that had happened (and his attitude) there was already great banter going on that was very fun to read.
There are so many different aspects that I enjoyed about Ariel’s journey. Even when she was first starting out I was completely captivated with all of the new and exciting things happening . . as well as more obstacles thrown in her way.
I really recommend Lethal Inheritance! I already have book two and plan on starting it soon! If you’re looking for a great adventure, fantastic characters, and lots of action you should check out this book!