Hello Everyone! I am so excited that today I can be apart of the Elder tour! So please check out the deets below on this great book and I also share a review, so enjoy!
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Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate The Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn’t making it easy.
He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.
Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she’s endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.
She thinks things can’t get any worse.
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Brief author bio: Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.
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I was very excited to have a chance to read and review this book. I have been a major fan of Ms. Thomas ever since the beginning books of the Daughters of Saraqael series. So how exciting to have the opportunity to read the last book in the FirstBorn Trilogy!
This book follows the young woman Clara Kate and her journey to stop evil Mercesti, by finding the final piece of the Elder Scroll and to help activate it along with the other seven beings that are destined to activate it. But things are not that simple because, Clara Kate is not focused due to feelings she is having a very hard time ignoring for the Elder Ini-herit, who she had previously been close to and loved back on earth. Ini-herit who was known as Harry, knew Clara Kate as the eighteen year old teen, and fellow resident of Mrs. Clara Burke’s Home, Ms. Burke was their human guardian. Clara Kate was aware while on earth, who Ini-herit/Harry was; although he was unaware. So she had the task of reminding Ini-herit/Harry that he was actually from the Estilorian plane where he was a Corgloresti elder, who had traveled to earth before Clara Kate was born. He was there to re-learn human emotions, and so while on earth his Estilorian memories and abilities had been suppressed. Clara Kate and Ini-herit become friends, blossoming into much more. They faced his transitioning back to the Estilorian plane, which Clara Kate had been a little concerned whether In-herit would retain his memories of their time on earth. The two share a very intimate, first-time event during Harry’s last few hours on the human plane with his promising Clara Kate that he would remember their love, and that she will always be his Angel….
But once back on the Estilorian Plane, it was as Clara Kate feared, that due to the transition, she seemed to have lost her “Harry” and in his place was the very analytical, non- human feeling Ini-herit, who does not remember her at all. Not too long back home, Clara Kate has some shocking news, that at once thrills and terrifies her, especially with the painful realization that the man she loved does not and apparently will not love her. Throw into the mix, she is kidnapped, found to be the next Elder, and being chased by evil. Clara Kate does not know if she will be able to handle it all. But with the love of her family, even if she does not have the love she seeks from Ini-herit, Clara Kate is determined to handle all her responsibilities and walk in her destiny, not knowing if Ini-herit will ever be back by her side.
I will say, I do love Clara Kate, as I do all these feisty heroines in both trilogies by Raine Thomas. But there was a very, very, slight moment when I wanted Ms. Clara Kate out-of-the-way, so that I could have Ini-herit all to myself!:O)
Okay,Okay I am kidding! (kinda:) I love Clara Kate, who was feisty, smart, brave and courageous, who although she discovered news that would make anyone…especially an 18 year old… scared stiff when having to deal with her family, but she handled it well, and faces up to her responsibility, while at the same time facing the evil that is hunting her and those she loves. This girl was fierce! I loved her toughness, and her inner strength, she also knew how to kick butt:). I loved how she and her friend, was able to escape from the Mercesti, by out smarting them with simple household items! I loved how Ms. Thomas shows these young women as strong, capable and brave. (Yes, that’s alot of loves!:)
Ini-herit was hot, hot, hot!! Oh, my goodness, I was grinning from ear to ear as I read. I could not flip through the pages faster, to get to the next scene and then the one after that. I became infuriated when he couldn’t remember, even though he had flashes of memory here and there, but I forgave him quick enough..(who wouldn’t really…jeeze with that face!:O) The love story that was laced through was a perfect! Elder had the perfect, perfect combo of passion and adventure!
Well written, the story flowed smoothly and each scene keeps the reader captivated and fully anchored in the Estilorian world!
Why are you still reading this and not out grabbing a copy of Elder????