Thrust into the perilous and magical land of Terratir, Lauren Marriott and her brother, Zach, must harness the power of ancient relics to defeat the maniacal Warlord and find their way home. But in the end, does she have the strength to leave such a thrilling place and the man who stole her heart?
Everyone thinks she’s crazy. And maybe she is. But Lauren Marriott knows her journey into Terratir happened. It was real, and she’s writing it all down in frightening detail.
She has no patience for her brother Zach and his passion for stupid computer games until she finds a mysterious pendant in his room, pulsating with magical power. Lauren wants it, not realizing it’s a portal between this world and one of monsters, sorcerers, and dangerous quests.
Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what she’d find in the terrifying world of The Warlord—death at every turn, but also a love stronger than time itself.
In order to escape Terratir, Lauren, Zach, and their newfound friends, must complete the impossible quest for the Eye of Tanúb, a relic of immense power, which The Warlord has already stolen for himself.
Reviewed by Cynthia Shepp
Supernatural Characters: Too many to count. The main characters must traverse a fantasy realm populated by priestesses, minotaurs, elves, and all manner of fantasy/spiritual/supernatural characters in the book. And although the words demon and witch are mentioned just a couple of times, there are no such characters in the book, per se.
Notes: For a young adult reader, parents would be hard pressed to find a better, stronger fantasy tale than this one. It is impeccably written, and most of the characters exhibit high-level personal morals and deep levels of integrity (except for most of the villains – standard stuff). A fine read all around.