Monday, July 25, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Destruction from Twins
When a selfish enchantress steals mystical powers from her twin sister, she sentences
the far away world of Lor Mandela to an untimely death. Only one can save it--
a Child of Balance named Audril Borloc. All hope seems lost, however, when shortly after
her fourth birthday, Audril disappears without a trace.
Desperate to save their world, a group of spies travel to Earth in search of the little girl
with black hair and bright blue eyes, traits that on Lor Mandela are exclusive to the ruling
Borloc family. Instead, they find sixteen-year-old Maggie Baker. While the age difference
between the girls is obvious, Maggie has the Borloc traits--evidence enough for the
Following an earthquake that no one seems to have felt but her, Maggie's mundane
existence is launched into a roller coaster ride of twists and turns as she finds herself
bouncing back and forth between her hometown of Glenhill, Iowa and the mysterious
lands of Lor Mandela. On this strange world, she must learn who to trust and who to
fear. More importantly, she must find a way to convince the Lor Mandelans that she is
not their missing "Child of Balance", and her family and friends in Iowa--and herself for
that matter--that she's not going insane.
Amid battling a ferocious two-headed beast, being captured by a lawless band of
Shadow Dwellers, and falling head-over-heels for the enchanting son of an evil
warlord, Maggie discovers that her blasé reality could be the real fantasy, and
that the fate of an entire world may actually depend on her.
I have to be honest, Lor Mandela- Destruction from Twins is not my normal type of read. I usually stick to romance or young adult. Honestly, I have never even read any of the Harry Potter series.
I picked this book because L. Carroll is one of my Twitter favs and I have been wanting to read it for a while and with the second book in the series about to be released I figured it was about time.
From the minute that I opened the cover, I found myself transported to another world. Lor Mandela is a magical place that is full of wonderful creatures and beautiful landscapes. L. Carroll has an awesome imagination and I am awe struck at her creativity.
The story starts out with a world that has been corrupted by deceit and power. A single vicious act has caused the total destruction of the planet itself. Only through a magical riddle and the chosen one, The Child of Balance, can Lor Mandela be saved.
This is a story that will have you on the edge of your seat and keep you turning pages. It is full of action, and twists. I found my heart racing as I cheered on the heroine. It is definitely a must read. I am counting down the days until the release of the second book in the series... Four Hundred Days.
Four Hundred Days
Scheduled for Release
July 15, 2011!
When Audril, the heiress to the Lor Mandelan throne, sneaks away to Earth to save one of her dearest friends, she finds that a power hungry tyrant from her own world has begun systematically obliterating towns and cities to get her to turn herself over to him.
On Earth, she meets a wildly eccentric old lady named Teedee Venilworth whose imaginary butler/fiancé supposedly holds the key to her success. But how can someone help if he doesn't exist? Could it be that creatures who dwell in shadow are not exclusive to Lor Mandela?
Book number two in the Lor Mandela Series, Lor Mandela – Four Hundred Days, is an action-packed whirlwind of intrigue and fantasy. Join the extraordinary characters from the first book, (both the good and the evil), as they traverse the haunted corridors of Alcatraz Penitentiary, travel via portal to an ancient castle on the cliff shores of Ireland, and meet a foreboding race of mystic warriors known as the Solom.
Soar on the back of a large horse-like creature to the Northern High Forests and discover that on the picturesque world of Lor Mandela, your friends can become foes, your enemies your allies, and just because someone dies, it doesn’t always mean that they’re dead.