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Zelia [PDF / EPUB] Zelia The fate of nine realms rests on the shoulders of one desperate girl with a daunting power and a harrowing choice to be the cause of great suffering and despair Or be banished from the first place she The fate of nine realms rests on the shoulders of one desperate girl with a daunting power and a harrowing choice to be the cause of great suffering and despair Or be banished from the first place she felt secure since being a small child and back to the world from whence she came When the wizards who created her fear that their creation was tainted the Phoenix of Hope could become the Phoenix of destruction With time running out the wizards’ worst fears are careening in uotes “I do not see how even now you should be dead” he said standing back on his heels with a puzzled look Perking its ears forward a buck came up and smelled her Turning he said “I do not know about this one she speaks our language but she smells funny” When the screams of the last Darkan came to an end Zelia put out the flames as she fell to her knees drained of energy The trees still moaned in pain though they did not blame her she had kept the flames from scorching most of their leaves.


10 thoughts on “Zelia

  1. says:

    This is a high fantasy story in one volume the whole story from beginning to end something refreshing in this age of series and trilogies I also like the fact that the story is well paced one of the hallmarks of a good writer There is no info dump in the first chapter instead the world Zelia inhabits is revealed carefully and consistently through her eyes as we follow her on her adventuresAlso well done is the skillful introduction of the myriad characters Zelia encounters on her travels There are elves fairies dragons wizards villains and good guys even humans everything one would want in a fantasy Despite the fact that there are numerous characters the writer gives us time to get to know them; there is no sense of being bombarded by too many at onceThere are also plenty of plot twists; just as one thinks the story is one thing it becomes another each introducing a new facet of the richly imagined landscape and each giving us new insight into the central mystery; who or what is Zelia?Personally I would have liked to know about the enigmatic Darkans; something of their history and what motivates them to hate the other races as they doBut on the whole this is a well crafted novel and I highly recommend it to any lover of fantasy


  2. says:

    Oh man I feel bad giving this 2 stars but I can’t forgive the problems with this story I bought this on kindle and I don’t know if the printed version is different but there were so many spelling and structural errors it was ridiculous We’re talking three issues a page at times and not just small errors “many torcher instruments and blood” “being drug across the floor” ??The story regularly jumped in place and time from one sentence to another without any preamble I also thought the portrayal of Zelia was fairly unfeeling at times I didn’t feel the heart of her character I also thought it was a bit OTT with how much everyone loved her and laid their admiration on thick Enough alreadyPositives I liked the additional characters and the introduction of so many interesting creatures The story events were action packed and Zelia had some great skills This is at its heart possibly a 4 star story for me but unfortunately it’s so badly editedpolished that it doesn’t make it over the line


  3. says:

    SCOREStars 5 out of 5 for overall story BOOK TIDBITSGenre Sci Fi FantasyRecommended Readers Pre teenChapters 42Ending HFN Happily For NowMain Character Zelia REVIEW I love this novel Zelia is descriptive action packed adventurous creative and she is one bada Zelia was created by some wizards to be used as a weapon to do their dirty work but Zelia’s free will is strong She looks like a young teen human girl but ages like an elf she’s almost 500 years old She learns throughout the story she is created with the blood from different creatures She doesn’t have the easiest life to live One wizard in particular abuses her physically and mentally when she doesn’t do as he tells her too But her life exposes her to many lessons especially with her own powers She learns early in her life different languages that permit her to communicate with EVERYONE including the trees and wolves I love who she learns these lessons from and how she learns them She stands up for what is right and protects those she cares about friends and her kin She sacrifices herself repetitively enduring the endless physical pain to do everything she can to help But she always learns something new as she endures these trialsDuring the process males tend to gravitate towards her not in a sexual mannerbrotherly They risk everything to protect and help her She suffers a lot of loss but in the end is stronger wiser and loved by so many She is the prophesy childTo sum up how I connect with this novel it would be Gulliver’s Travels mixed with Nikita ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT You will not be disappointedARC read in exchange for honest review


  4. says:

    I'm actually impressed by this story So often I pick up a high fantasy book and it takes almost 20% to build up enough of the world for us to start the story But not with Zelia The story jumps in immediately So uickly in fact that I thought I was listening to the second in the series It has a fast pace and is full of action The characters are well developed and feel like they have a history in the worldCB Droege does an excellent job narrating The characters were distinct and the pacing was excellentI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  5. says:

    THERE WILL BE NO SPOILERS WITHIN THIS REVIEWI rarely use the word enthralled or gripped when I do a review but both words are true within the pages of Zora's book It would take to long to log all the areas I enjoyed It's a much loved through back to the kind of mesmerizing fantasy stories we all loved at school There's the right mix of everything here a book for readers young and old and the classic tropes of elves dragons and such are done in a way that makes them feel fresh and new which is an amazing feat in its own right Her use of place and setting almost becomes another character in its own right making it seem like 'you' the reader are walking alongside the characters on their adventures within its pages and the twists are overlapped to the point where you just don't see them coming which is a nice surprise to a reader who wasn't expecting that finale I can definitely see a world building here with histories tales characters we will grow to love and so much I for one can't wait to see where Zora takes this epic tale of fantasy


  6. says:

    Zelia is the first book in what is sure to be an enjoyable series by new author Zora Marie There are many original takes on mythological figures and plenty of action and intrigue The MC is very likable; loyal and selfless Looking forward to reading from this author


  7. says:

    Zelia doesn’t know who—or what—she is when the life she has always known is suddenly stripped away She goes from cherished child under elven care to being turned over as a slave to the dark wizard Asenten whose sole purpose seems to be to weaponize Zelia and make her life a living hell Her escape from the cave where she has been isolated and tortured for an indeterminate amount of time finds Zelia exposed to various cultures and creatures with each new experience aiding her in her uest to find within herself higher powers and insights into her true identityBold characters and a strong page turning plot line clearly define this tale as the author spins an absorbing and fascinating fantasy adventure filled with astonishing venues fantastic creatures and magic Marie’s writing consistently builds excitement as her character Zelia moves from place to place amassing knowledge insight and survival skills as she faces tremendous danger—and a high likelihood of death—at every turn Overall Zelia’s plight certainly held my interest from beginning to end however there was a bit too much repetition with the author stressing her heroine’s physical challenges—The poor girl spends a great deal of her time passing out from her pain and unconscious It’s easy to understand the author’s intent to show Zelia as a strong willed larger than life yet vulnerable hero but her episodes of fragility could have been curbed back with virtually little effect on the overall storylineAlthough there are a number of grammatical errors in “Zelia” they do not affect the overall enjoyment of the story Following the characters’ dialogue is somewhat challenging however since the author seldom presents a clear identification of who it is that is speaking in multiple character conversations Incorrect punctuation wrong tenses and misspelled words are just some of the minor issues that could have been avoided with the help of a good editorThe life lessons imparted in this work focus on empathy loyalty conservation respect for others and self acceptance even as the story touches on many other topics of concern to teens and adolescents seeking guidance in our own modern undefined world Zelia is a model heroine and her attributes are admirableFrom the very beginning of her tale Author Marie injects a good deal of violence and suffering into “Zelia” For example the situation with the wizard holding Zelia prisoner and brainwashing her demonstrates a high level of prejudice and child abuse Not only is Zelia forced to undergo extreme physical and psychological torture which she endures throughout the read she must also become the abuser—the murderer—when Asenten tests her powers and orders her to execute several other victims including innocent children and small animals Although the violence and abuse presented in this story seems justified and has its place in the story it is for this specific reason that I can only recommend “Zelia” to readers age 17 and up


  8. says:

    As always I have to state that this book was given to me for free in exchange for a review I always like to state that this does not impact my review or my opinion of the book My reviews are honest and my own opinion of the story performance and overall thoughts on the book Bold characters and a strong page turning plot line clearly define this tale as the author spins an absorbing and fascinating fantasy adventure filled with astonishing venues fantastic creatures and magic Marie’s writing consistently builds excitement as her character Zelia moves from place to place amassing knowledge insight and survival skills as she faces tremendous danger—and a high likelihood of death—at every turnOverall Zelia’s plight certainly held my interest from beginning to end however there was a bit too much repetition with the author stressing her heroine’s physical challenges—The poor girl spends a great deal of her time passing out from her pain and unconscious It’s easy to understand the author’s intent to show Zelia as a strong willed larger than life yet vulnerable hero but her episodes of fragility could have been curbed back with virtually little effect on the overall storylineThe life lessons imparted in this work focus on empathy loyalty conservation respect for others and self acceptance even as the story touches on many other topics of concern to teens and adolescents seeking guidance in our own modern undefined world Zelia is a model heroine and her attributes are admirableFrom the very beginning of her tale Author Marie injects a good deal of violence and suffering into “Zelia” For example the situation with the wizard holding Zelia prisoner and brainwashing her demonstrates a high level of prejudice and child abuse Not only is Zelia forced to undergo extreme physical and psychological torture which she endures throughout the read she must also become the abuser—the murderer—when Asenten tests her powers and orders her to execute several other victims including innocent children and small animals This story should probably come with a trigger warning of some kindAlthough there are a number of grammatical errors in “Zelia” they do not affect the overall enjoyment of the story Following the characters’ dialogue is somewhat challenging however since the author seldom presents a clear identification of who it is that is speaking in multiple character conversations Incorrect punctuation wrong tenses and misspelled words are just some of the minor issues that could have been avoided with the help of a good editor


  9. says:

    Zelia is a fun and compelling fantasy story from a new author I hadn't yet read It has everything you can ask for from a classic high fantasy story magic a rich and imaginative world races like elves action and adventure the list goes on All your typical tropes make an appearance and are used in the way any fantasy fan would want to seeZora Marie is new to me but I was captivated by this writer's style The writing is easy enough to follow and isn't overly complicated or overly descriptive like something from J R R Tolkien In this book the writing is simple yet not dumbed down In many ways it reminds me of Christopher Paolini's style and I mean that as a positive I also find the world is not overly rich with too many superfluous characters like something from George R R Martin's writing or also J R R Tolkien tooWhile some elements are clearly derivative of other fantasy works for example there is literally a character named Eragon spelled just like the Christopher Paolini book of the same name I don't think that detracts from my overall enjoyment of the story However I could see the derivative ness maybe turning some readers offOverall if you're a fan of high fantasy If you've enjoyed books like The Inheritance Cycle The Wheel of Time or even one of my lesser known favorites The Mermaid of Konin you'll love Zelia I give it 5 stars


  10. says:

    A heroine haunted by traumatic experiences that now colour her outlook and her ability to be close to anyone and how she views and treats herself? Bearing physical mental and emotional scars deep enough that she should be dead? Unsure of her past seemingly made as an instrument of revenge rather than being a living being? The answers all apply to Zelia She cares deeply for people she's incredibly trained and much older than she looks but went through so much torment for so many years that she can't shake the effects You ache for her You hope she finds peace that she realizes how loved she isand that's the journey of this storyfrom meeting the people who first taught her and are like her family to the person who spends years tormenting her to thinking she may have found a place to new people and finally to coming home because even though she feels she can't go home againshe does still care about the people there and they need herThe journey allows us to see how she comes to grips with the various obstacles in her path how she is unable to realize just how special she is in the eyes of all who meet her and how she comes to slowly decide she has a say in how she lives her life and what she chooses to do with itIt's full of fantasy and a journey of discovery but mostly it's about someone who is struggling to overcome an incredibly traumatizing past and figuring out how to not let it be what defines them


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