Y’all, I have been SO SO excited to share this book with you!!! It has EVERYTHING: A little bit of romance, some tragedy, and adventure, and one of my favorites: MAGIC and all things magic!
Poor Lia, the girl is kind of an outcast because her family is known to dabble in magic. In fact her grandparents are the only survivors of the forbidden land…as in, they are the only one’s to EVER make it through.
This forbidden land is shrouded in fog, and is full of all kind of ghosties and beasties
I just love adding “ies” to those two words..ahem…moving on..
So, when a poisonous vine breaks through and starts killing people, her own father included, Lia is not just going to sit around and wait for something to happen! Oh yes!, she is the best kind of heroine, who has the cojones to get a move on and make something happen!
Lia is awesome, she knows all about herbs, what does what, etc. So off she and her grandfather go into the wild yonder…or in this case the Forbidden Lands, as he is the only living person able to enter them and navigate them unharmed.
Only, they aren’t alone! Enter two guys, one is her cousin, Wynn and the other is a dreamy someone who we only get a little time with. Hopefully that changes in the next book, which is out, and is ONLY .99!!! It’s totally on my TBR list!
Back to the story, Wynn and Lia end up alone on this journey through the forest. He’s kind of just along for the ride, because really the story centers around Lia and her destiny, as well as her heritage (and Wynn’s of course), which is such a fun little twist, just stop reading now and GO BUY THE BOOK!!!!
The author really knows her stuff about herbs and such, and tells such a gripping tale, where we get to see Lia grow up into a strong, confident girl. Seriously, I can’t wait to read the next one!
Terror strikes the Celtic inspired kingdom of Nemetona when barbed roots breach the veil of a forbidden land and poison woodsmen, including 15-year-old Lia’s beloved father. Lia and three others embark on a quest to the forbidden land of Brume to gather ingredients for the cure. But after her elder kinsman is attacked and poisoned, she and her cousin, Wynn, are forced to finish the quest on their own. Lia relies on her powerful herbal wisdom and the memorized pages of her late grandmother’s Grimoire for guidance through a land of soul-hungry shades, trickster creatures, and uncovered truths about the origin of Brume and her family’s unexpected ties to it. The deeper they trek into the land, the stronger Lia’s untapped gift as a tree mage unfolds. When she discovers the enchanted root’s maker, it forces her to question everything about who she is and what is her destiny. Ultimately she must make a terrible choice: keep fighting to save her father and the people of the lands or join with the power behind the deadly roots to help nature start anew.
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About The Author
Website : http://www.christinamercer.com
Christina Mercer is an award-winning author of fiction for children and young adults. She took Writer’s Best in Show at the 2012 SCBWI CA North/Central Regional Conference, was a Semi-Finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakout Novel Award Contest, and won Honorable Mention in the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self Published Book Awards. She holds a degree in
Accounting from California State University at Sacramento and a Certificate in Herbal Studies from Clayton College of Natural Health. Christina resides in Northern California enjoying life with her husband, two sons, four dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees.