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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

received from author for review


synopsis (from Goodreads)
Book #1 in the fantasy fiction War of Whispers Series.

When Elabea, a girl of fourteen summers, hears a whisper calling her name, she asks,"Is this proof that the land of Claire wasn't destroyed in the Dark War?" But her question ignites fear in her village. "The Oracles of the Cauldron forbid you to speak...the name! Death will come! We will be cursed!" Furthermore, when her best friend, Galadin, rallies beside her, the villagers divulge a dark secret: their fathers were the only survivors of the massacre at Min Brock. Forged as outcasts of their own homes and village, they fear the worst when the Cauldron sends warriors to destroy them. Desperate, they flee to Claire where Elabea is promised to become an all-powerful storyteller and Galadin a great warrior. But does Claire exist? And if it does, will it be an ally or a greater foe? Battling whispers, warriors and mysterious creatures, Elabea and Galadin must also contend with the darker questions about their fathers' past and the...Tears of Min Brock

 my review:

Received from author for review.
Not too many books can truly be described as epic. Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Pullman's Dark Materials...and now TEARS OF MIN BROCK.  This is one book that clearly deserves the 'epic' description.  
It is a marvelous fantasy tale.
Book 1 in the War of The Whisper series.

Elabea and Galadin (love their names) are two young people looking for answers.  Answers which will explain how the "Dark War" impacted their lives.  To understand the enormity of this question, you must
realize that it is against the rules of Cauldron (current rulers) to speak or even ask questions about anything that happened prior to the Dark War.

Elabea hears whispers from the land of Claire, an area which was supposed to have been destroyed during the Dark War.  Her friend Galadin accompanies her to find the answers.  I say accompany, but 
they are really running for their lives after the Cauldron discovers they are seeking answers.

Are the whisperers good or evil?

J.E. Lowder spins his tale as easily as C.S. Lewis creates the land of Narnia.  Lowder's world is both good and evil.  Faint spiritual undertones can be felt throughout this story.

This story is labeled as a YA Fantasy novel.  I think, even younger audiences will appreciate this story.  I understand it started out as a bedtime story.   It is truly a classic good vs evil tale.
My only question....who will play Elabea and Galadin in the movie version?

and now:

check out J.E.Lowder's website
for a wonderful opportunity to purchase this
fantastic story for yourself at a 
reduced rate on Amazon.com

to be taken directly to the Amazon Kindle ebook by
J. E. Lowder.

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