The Álfaerën Legacy
by Marc Jacobs
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Marc R Jacobs (January 28, 2016)
Publication Date: January 28, 2016
Genre: Teen/YA Science Fiction
Print Length: 395 pages
Available from: Amazon
There are some places in Teynia none were meant to go, hiding secrets none were meant to find. But one morning, sisters Kali and Kilyn Middlethird stumbled upon such a place, and uncovered such a secret. They stood before an enchanted Gate left behind by the Álfaerëns long ago to imprison the Spirit, an evil capable of destroying all of Teynia. If only someone had told the Middlethirds about the Gate, they might not have opened it. Now, Teynia’s fate hinged on the Middlethirds, aided by Ice and the wizard Marac, surviving long enough to find the legendary Portal of Worlds, and the lost descendants of an ancient hero hidden somewhere within the Portal. To save their world, they would have to leave it. Their journey would lead them to Earth, where they would have to decipher age-old clues to find what they were looking for. But if Pennsylvania high school senior, Alexandra Castellano, failed to unravel a thousand year old mystery of her own, buried deep within her family name itself, Teynia would be lost to the Spirit, and Earth was next. And none of them would ever find out who they really were…
The Álfaerën Legacy by Marc Jacobs
Journey with Kali and Kilyn as they discover the Earth teen, Alexandra, who just may be the missing link they are looking for. Family trees, ancient history, myths and legends are all part of the trail these girls must follow, but are they prepared for the sights, sounds and technology of modern Earth? Computers, museums, and libraries will serve as guides for the secrets they must unravel, but time is not on their side and there are those who would stop them by any means, as two worlds as different as night and day lay precariously in the balance.
Marc Jacobs has created a fantasy for all ages, from younger readers on up as he takes us from our reality into that of The Alfaeren Legacy. Savor the world-building, feel each scene come to life and prepare for an adventure like no other! See the differences in the worlds of Teynia and Earth and realize that no matter where we are, people are the same. There is evil lurking in the shadows, innocents caught in the middle and young heroes who risk their very lives for the side of good. Unlikely heroes with the pluck of youth and the will to never say never take on a nearly impossible mission and we are there!
Expect the unexpected and watch as Mr. Jacobs creates a fantasy with fresh elements, brilliant characters that almost breathe they are so realistic and be a part of the action as it unfolds! Great dialogue and inter-relationships make this adventure one that will mesmerize the young and totally entertain the not-so-young. Set your inner child free, and take an amazing break from reality!
I received this copy from Marc Jacobs in exchange for my honest review.