Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.
And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.
His shape-shifting brethren feed off the auras of humans, and Jeslyn's golden hue is exactly what Lucino needs to increase his power. The longer it takes Avikar to reach her, the more entranced she becomes with Lucino's world, and the harder it will be for Avikar to set her free.
He failed his family once. He won't fail again.
Broken Forest is told from three alternating perspectives: the hero, the kidnapped girl and the enchanting lord who may or may not be human. Writing in the three different POV’s allowed me to delve into each character. Most high fantasy tends to be written in 3rd person, but I love the closeness of first. Through each character’s chapters you get a different view on what their feeling and why they’re doing what they’re doing. Most readers don’t get to see the villain’s side, well, in Broken Forest you do.
This fantasy is a blend of adventure and romance. A fast paced read with tons of action that will keep you flipping to the next page.
Eliza Tilton is the author of the YA Fantasy, Broken, published by Curiosity Quills Press. You can find her blogging about video games and writing on her blog and doing bi-weekly posts on author media over at YAStands.
She graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.
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