~♦~ A tale of myth, mystery… and a past long forgotten ~♦~
Enter the world of the Shadows...
And the people live in constant fear.
But their biggest threat lies within their own village. Everyone and everything is dying, slowly and without hope of salvation.
In a world where almost nothing is truth and isolation is the purest form of self-deception, the possibility of hope exists only in the heart and mind of a young woman who chooses to follow an unknown path in order to save everyone she knows and loves. Before long, she discovers that her most vital beliefs are based on a deception that will rock the foundation of her entire people. To save them, she must learn to open her heart and sacrifice . . . everything.
You may think you have heard this story before, but be warned.
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST
A truly gripping read ... gorgeously presented through suspense and truly draws the reader in.
... a beautifully written novel, original, and a very enjoyable read.
... a sumptuous blend of some familiar books—it has the feel of The Giver, plus a bit of Wool, all tied up with a very slight smidgen of the Hunger Games—yet in the end... an entity all its own....
A strange one this for me because it wasn't QUITE what I was expecting—ultimately, it was something very different and yet quite beautiful.
... an interesting and original novel, despite early similarities to M Night Shymalan’s film The Village, Lisa M Green manages to give us something better and beyond a simplistic twist. Not everyone will like the pacing of the novel and the conclusion may also spark discussion, but overall this is a really well-written novel that reflects on humanity’s relationship with God and Nature; a novel that will leave you thinking.
Many great novelists have delved into parallels of modern myth in works of fantasy, and Green should be commended for creating a tale worth telling around any campfire or with any flashlight under the covers.