Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Journey to Aviad!! Book Blast!!

Journey to Aviad
Journey to Aviad Description:
Threatening clouds and fierce storms besiege the city of Tyroc. More frequent and powerful than ordinary storms, young Elowyn, a weaver’s daughter living in the outskirts of the city, senses something disturbing and unnatural about them. She soon realizes that the storms are but a warning sign of much more frightening things yet to come. 

Terrifying wolf-like creatures emerge from the depths of the wilderness at the bidding of a dark master. His name found only among the crumbling pages of ancient texts, the re-appearance of Alazoth and his Hounds is a dark omen for the people of Tyroc and beyond. Only legends remain of the heroes and prophets whose blood was shed ages ago to banish him into the abyss, which should have remained his prison for all time. How he has been released is a mystery, but all the old stories agree that death and destruction are sure to follow. 

With the Hounds inching closer each day, the city of Tyroc caught up in religious and political turmoil, and her home life no less turbulent, Elowyn has nothing left to rely on but her meager courage and a budding faith in Aviad, the Creator. She and her sister, Morganne, set out on a remarkable journey that challenges everything they have ever known about themselves, the world, and the path that Aviad has laid out for them.

Reviews readers have posted on Amazon—you can choose whichever you like.
Wonderful Book! 
This book was almost impossible to put down after the first page. The characters are so in-depth that you feel you know them as few books have been able to capture. The second book can not come too fast for me.

Great Christian Fantasy
From the very first pages I could tell Reid is a very talented writer. I was intrigued and right from the start felt a sense of foreboding and concern for the main Character Elowyn thanks to Reid's remarkable writing skills. This is apparently first in a series and even though I'm not a huge fantasy fan - this was a wonderful tale of intrigue, danger and predatory evil. I'm looking forward to the next in the series as Reid certainly hooked me into wanting to know what becomes of her travelers who felt compelled, almost forced, to go on their journey. I really liked it, and withheld a five star rating only because I use that for my all-time favorite classics or other such books such as "Pride and Prejudice", "Gone With the Wind", some books by Francine Rivers and early Ted Dekker books etc. But even though the four stars indicate "I like it' I actually REALLY liked it.
Carol V. "cjv" (Michigan)

A Superb Read
Allison Reid's Journey to Aviad is a superb read. I have never been much of a fan of medieval-framed fantasy, but Reid's lush and poetic use of language hooked me right out of the gate. Reid's strong female characters and quickening plot pulled me into the story, and I felt like I was next to Elowyn and Morganne on their journey to enlightenment and freedom. The strong spiritual overtones thickened the story line, and engaged me further. Steven Spielberg, get yourself a good screenwriter. This baby's a winner! I can't wait for the sequel.