Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria Book 1)
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**As of May 13, 2015 Silent Orchids has been updated and upgraded with additional content, new edits, and a map of Alandria!!**
***Nominated for UtopYAcon award: Best Debut Novel of 2013***
A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?
Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.
Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
could be intimidating with his usual scowl and almost always wore black. He had a light complexion and sharp angles, his hair a shaggy sandy-brown and eyes of hazel. Lately, Kaeleigh would notice him looking at her when he thought she couldn’t see him. He looked...conflicted was the only word she could come up with. Kaeleigh couldn’t help wondering if maybe his feelings for her were more than hers were for him. Or perhaps it was something else altogether. But if he ever acted on other feelings,
“Thanks, good night. Tell your parents I said hello. I miss them,” Kaeleigh said as she waved then shut the door to lock it, leaning her forehead against the cool door as she did. Heading into her little kitchen to get something to drink, Kaeleigh opened the fridge. Unfortunately, there was not much in there and definitely not anything she wanted right now. With a disappointed sigh, she got plain boring water from the sink, deciding to drink it while watching a show before bed. As Kaeleigh
as if to relieve a headache. Something seemed off. There was an odd, faint green aura around him she didn’t remember seeing. Well, she was not going to be some weak, helpless little girl that let some big mean guy bully her around. She didn’t understand what she often saw storming in his eyes, but she would not be made to be afraid. Not again. Kaeleigh got up, gathering her inner courage with her. Come on, Kaeleigh, pull up those big-girl panties. She didn’t march like an entitled brat over to
broken when they tried to wrench her into the black cuffs that burned her skin, but she couldn’t feel it anymore. She was, however, pretty sure that the thorns had some kind of poison or drug in them as she felt strangely delirious when she was coherent. Other times, she would wake up groggy, not knowing where she was, how long she had been there, or how she had even gotten there. A couple times she opened her eyes to see a large, ugly, beastly face inches away simply staring at her. She would
that have been in hiding to protect their race from extinction—though they are already believed to be of legend, if at all. Their magic is stronger as they retain a fraction of the ‘old magic’, as opposed to the magic of Earth Faeries. Though they are blessed with long life, they are cursed with slow reproduction. Elves: At one point were the majority race in Alandria. They have a base magic as most do in Alandria, but some are gifted with more abilities than others. Their magic is strengthened