The Namarielle (Chronicles of Lashai Book 1)

 
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Must Read YA Fantasy 2019 | Julien Jamar
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Pisteuo Publications
Age Group
13+
Published Date
February 10, 2018
ISBN Number
1979651728
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Only three people in the Kingdom of Lashai know that the youngest Namarielle survived the Midnight Revolution. Her Nanna, who has raised her in hiding, Elian, the Fontre who fell in love with her, and Devilan, the Fontre who tried to kill her. Fourteen years later, her hiding place discovered, Cassai is thrown into an unexpected fight for survival, and to save the kingdom she never knew she was born to rule.

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(Updated: January 20, 2019)
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I love the budding love story mixed in with the evil that is happening around them, it gives the readers a hope to look forward to. I also love Elian's character!! Even though he grew up his first years of life in a terrible situation and life style he has still remained kind and compassionate. He is a genuine guy. There were a few twists I did not see coming which is always a good thing, keeps the reader into the book. This books just has an airy hopefully feeling to it as you read it. It was well written and different from other fantasy’s I have read.
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A Must Read for Fantasy Readers
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The Namarielle is the perfect addition to any fantasy novel collection. The world is so well imagined in the little details, from the plant life to the layouts of the different cities we visit in the novel. Cassai and Elian's hidden field shows the little light in the world, despite the cruel Fontre closing in. The Borderlands not only provides a look into how the world functions, but the many characters from the town add emotional depth and elevate the stakes beyond that of our protagonists. When we venture outside the safety of this little safe haven, we get to experience the darkness this world has to offer in the Forest of Fondair and the creatures that lurk there. This danger is contrasted by the alluring land of the Fey which keeps the reader on edge, in spite of the beauty of the land that would enrapture any wanderer. The land of the Kiatri offers a look into the destruction this world has faced before the story begins, just another layer of the terror that the Fontre invoke. The world of The Namarielle is fantastically imagined and presented with diction that captures the setting and the clever writing that brings a distinct voice to the story.
The characters, even those who appear for only a brief moment, feel like real people who live in this world. Our protagonists drive the story, from the heroine, Cassai, gaining independence and strength, to the hero, Elian, proving that one's lineage doesn't define him, to the antihero, Hollis, who treads the line of right and wrong. There is real history between the various characters that is not only revealed in well placed flashbacks but also through the dialogue, adding another layer of depth to this deeply imagined story, but the most compelling is between Elian and his older brother, Devilan. The Fontre are a truly terrifying race and the author doesn't shy away from detailing their wretched acts but the bonding moments between the brothers is oddly charming, despite the gruesome nature. One would never think teaching one's brother the most grisly ways to kill something to be an endearing moment, but Julien masterfully made it one of the most captivating scenes of the story.
The Namarielle is a wonderful first entry to what appears to be an epic fantasy series. With such a well developed world and strong characters, the reader is left craving more, on edge with anticipation for the next installment of the Chronicles of Lashai. I'll leave this review with my favorite quote from the book, one that not only summarizes the character of Cassai but the entirety of the novel: "There's always darkness in the world . . . But there's also dawn."
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Exciting and captivating, your drawn into the tale of Cassai and Elias from the beginning and you're left on the edge of your seat at the end.
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(Updated: December 05, 2018)
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Julien is an exquisite writer! The land of Lashai is written with captivating description. The characters are very well molded, their storylines are entangled in a way that keeps you guessing and wanting more. I absolutely cannot wait for The Fontre to be released! I have been ready to read the rest of the series since I turned the last page of The Namarielle! This is a great read for those who like fantasy, mystery, and adventure!
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The story draws you in and keeps you right up to the end! I can’t wait for the next book.
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I found myself completely drawn into the story.
What a cliff hanger!
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