Every blue moon I read something that makes me totally forget about the outside world for a little while and it sweeps me off me feet. It’s not all that often, but when it happens, it is amazing. That is how I felt while reading “Liornabella – The Viridian Chronicles Book 1” by A.E. Outerbridge. I was intrigued from the very beginning in this interesting and creative world the author created. Indie Book Reviewer 2018
No one can know what she seeks…
and yet she must search with all that is within her.
If she cannot find it, no one will.
Turn the page, and allow this tale of mystery, deception, and coming of age to draw you in. Elle, a magnetic seventeen year old, has been accepted to one of the most prestigious schools in the Viridian Isles. A superior athlete who excels academically, Elle has an independence of spirit that continuously puts her in grave danger.
Hidden in the chambers of the school are the remains of ancient Liornabella Castle, and the dark history that permeates its walls, also haunts its hallways. It lurks in the shadows, waiting for the day when Elle crosses the threshold. As she does so, a fateful and deadly challenge begins, and both Elle and the reader are swept along together.
As Elle’s eighteenth birthday approaches, her skills and gifts will come to be tested in ways she could never imagine, by creatures darker than her nightmares. To survive, she strives to learn the true meaning of the centuries-old texts that are drawn into Elle’s presence by forces more powerful than she knows. Together with her enigmatic friends, she uncovers a terrible, haunting, timeless truth.
Maybe the life as we know it has left, but life in another form, life without warmth and light, has continued. I must know. The time for truth is now.
Adventure and risk…when eighteen-year-old Elle O’Sullivan heads out to Caillagh University in Morosa to compete in the Zenithal Cup, she has to expect a bit of both. Last year in Liornabella, Elle’s time at Eidolon University stirred age-old magic back to life, but this year her presence in Caillagh ignites a chain of events no one could have anticipated. Long buried secrets are not ready to release her, and she is quickly entangled in a rich tapestry of rivalry, lies and a history that will not stay in the past.
Meanwhile, someone has placed a curse on Elan. Elle’s only chance to help him is to face the black magic and darkness that haunted her in Liornabella; thankfully, she has her best friends Naomi and Martine at her side. As Elle adjusts to her newfound strength and power, she is only too aware of the watchful eye of the vampire Valdis Lockheart, whose entry to the Isle of Morosa must be stopped at all costs. To prevent his arrival, Elle must break a deadly curse, kill a dead queen and learn to travel within her own mind. Easy, right?
Join Elle and her friends as they navigate the treacherous, twisted paths through the tale of the Viridian Isles.As Elle O’Sullivan leaves the safety of Morosa to embark on her journey to the wilds of Octovilian, she has no idea what to expect – nor is she prepared for what lies in store for her in the lakes and woodlands of this new land. The further Elle is drawn into the mystery of the four kingdoms, the more her own complicated history becomes known, revealing truths she is not ready to accept or truly understand. An incredible story is bursting at the seams, longing to be written on the blank pages of this frozen landscape, for there are deadly secrets that hover at the bottom of Olden Lake, mysteries in the land of the roguish pixies, and perils in the dark tunnels of Hollow Canyon. Join Elle and her best friends, Martine, Naomi, and Elan, as they navigate through this remarkable landscape in search of answers, the coveted Zenithal Cup, and ultimately, each other. Welcome to Octovilian, where vampires, wolves, and rivals old and new converge in book three of the Viridian Chronicles.
The ones who faded into obscurity have not faded far. Look around you, watch your friends, your enemies. Do you actually know who they are?