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The Legend begins…For centuries, stories of the Fae have been passed down from generation to generation throughout the Scottish Highlands. Over time, the truth of their existence was reduced to nothing more than childhood fairytales. Until now!To foresee the future, she had to forget her past.On the eve of war between Good and Evil, Ella of Andor, the Fae Princess of DarknThe Legend begins…For centuries, stories of the Fae have been passed down from generation to generation throughout the Scottish Highlands. Over time, the truth of their existence was reduced to nothing more than childhood fairytales. Until now!To foresee the future, she had to forget her past.On the eve of war between Good and Evil, Ella of Andor, the Fae Princess of Darkness embarks on a journey that would ensure her kingdom’s victory as prophesied. But in a twist of fate, Ella is led to the mortal world where she soon discovers a mystery about her past that could destroy everything she has ever known.After returning home from battle, Laird Galen Graham stumbles upon an injured woman in desperate need of protection and care. Wanting to return her to her family becomes a difficult mission when he discovers the lass cannot speak. While trying to solve the mystery behind who she is, Galen finds himself falling in love with a lass he knows nothing about.Forced to return to the Fae world, can Ella stop the war threatening to destroy her kingdom, or will she give up her destiny to return to the man she loves in the mortal world? After discovering the truth about the mysterious lass, will Galen be able to let her go?Follow Ella and Galen’s fantastic journey filled with magic, danger, love, and mystery....

Title : legend of the fae
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ISBN : 25158016
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Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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legend of the fae Reviews

  • Joana V.
    2019-04-26 07:03

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.3.5*Opinião em português em: were several books from Nerdy Girl Book Reviews that I wanted to read, and in the last newsletter I saw this book and it caught my attention: faeries, magic, romance.As you can see in the synopsis, here we have the story of Ella and Galen. Here we have parallel worlds, light and darkness, truth and lies, all mixed up, which brought an interesting combination.With a fast pace and a captivating story, we follow Ella (a story that could have been a bit more developed) and make a temporal jump from children to young adults, knowing little about what really happened in between. We learn a bit more about it as the story develops, with comparisons that are made between the characters. Ella was taken to a world of magic and power as a child, and Galen saw her disappear, with ten other children, and ten years pass until they find each other again.When Ella truly discovers what happened to her life (and Galen discovers who she is), finally the book gains some liveliness and the characters became more like themselves. I really liked Galen, a young man with the weight of the world on his shoulders that only wants to be happy and have his people as happy as he is. I liked Ella’s evolution although I thought the end of the book was a bit weak. The secondary characters, like Galen’s family, were very interesting and I enjoyed particularly meeting Galen’s sister, probably one of the best characters, very calm and very simple.There aren’t, at the moment, any more books, but I know it’s going to be a series and I hope to read the next ones, because I think that, in the matter of the story, they are going to be even better than this one (and it wouldn’t hurt to develop the romance a bit more).

  • Caroline Greyling
    2019-05-23 03:06

    Ella, Fae Princess of Andor has been raised in the ways of the Dark queen. She’s convinced that she’s fighting on the right side of the imminent war, so when her queen sends her on a dangerous errand, she willingly obeys. Before she can complete her mission, however, she is swept away into the mortal realm. The first humans she meets fit the description of cruelty she’s been fed all her life, so when Galen Graham rescues her from their evil intents, it’s understandable that she’s wary. But Galen does not fit the framework at all. Ella finds herself falling for the handsome Highlander who seems familiar to her somehow. Back home, conflict is escalating and Ella must return to fulfill her duties. Can she uncover the truth about her heritage and prevent the Fae war of the century?What a stunning book cover! Magical, beautiful, lush and sexy, it’s a cover that draws you in to the story just by looking at it. The story itself has all of my favorite backbones:It’s about Faeries. (Um, I kind of have a thing for the fae)It’s got a Highlander in it. (Um, I kind of have a thing for Scots)It’s got a historical setting (Um, I kind of have a thing for history)It’s a romance. (Um, I kind of have a thing for romances)So, when I saw this book on a blog post from Kiltsandswords, I just HAD to read it!The Faerie world is magical, dangerous and beautifully set up. I loved the concept of light against dark and enjoyed the character of Ella. In the beginning, she is cruel, which might put you off her character, but somehow, Holthaus makes us understand that she’s more than what the queen has brought her up to be. There were a few niggling things that distracted me a little, particularly around sentence construction. There were also some parts, especially in the beginning that felt too much like telling, where showing would have been more effective but overall, Legend of the Fae was quite entertaining, light reading.

  • Kimi Court
    2019-05-02 00:46

    Ella of Andor, the Fae Princess of Darkness embarks on a journey that would ensure her kingdom’s victory as prophesied. Laird Galen Graham stumbles upon an injured woman in desperate need of protection and care. I really liked this story. Ella is complex and yet hardened of heart but not soul, and Galen is a lost soul looking for the right woman to complete his life. They both need and want happiness in their own ways but battle of their own might get in the way. I love the side characters, and the dog. This is a good journey and you get to see the fae world, the good vs evil kind of stuff. This will be a great adventure, a battle to end all battles and I cannot wait to read what happens next. There seems to be a disconnect between the writer and the written word. I could not feel the story in my heart. Don’t get me wrong the story and plot are great, and I cannot wait for the next book. I just didn’t feel what the characters felt. But it did not stop me from reading or wanting to know what happened next.

  • Nicole Laverdure
    2019-05-11 04:46

    Fantastic debut! 6 starsLegend of the Fae is enchanting! Bewitching! Captivating! What a delightful debut for April Holthaus's new series! If you are a lover of fantastic story, then this book will please you and send you in the imaginary world of faes and warriors of the Highlands. It's the story of Ella, Princess of Darkness, and future successor of Queen Alaris, the Dark Fae Queen, who was cursed, by her twin sister Talara, because she craved power and control over the human world! Will evil or good win? Just follow their journey filled with mystery! I loved April Holthaus's secondary characters Warrick, Evelyn, Moira and Talara. I really found Legend of the Fae a real delight to read. I strongly recommend this refreshing story!

  • Angela Withrow TheArdentReader
    2019-04-29 02:02

    Ella seems to be a very free spirit and Galen loves that about her. She is his best friend. And he hers. Strange things happen and she is lost. Galen must endure the pain of her loss, as he has endured the loss of his mother. Over the years, he has never forgotten his Ella.This story was a quick read for me, only because I did not want to put it down! The main characters were good people that had bad things happen to them.And a little magic happened as well.Ella's disappearance leaves Galen to deal with his uncle alone. His uncle, also his Laird, has no mercy for his sisters child. She never told anyone who his father is, so they call him all kinds of nasty names. Galen grows a thick skin in the process of growing up. His uncle passes and Galen becomes Laird. The people see that Galen is a good person, a fair and noble Laird and they realize he is not that boy they teased. He is a leader of men in the truest sense of the word.The clans are not at peace, fighting for land and property, they quarrel on. This is where we start, a clan war is brewing, and into the mix a beautiful woman emerges. And meets with the worst kind of men. I truly loved the characters in this book. The story is sort of a take on a fairy tale. But with a true sense of its own worth. Our hero and heroine are flawed, and I like them for it. The supporting characters are interesting as well and I would love to read more about them. I recommend this book to anyone who loves highlander novels and doesn't mind a little faery magic in the story!

  • Angie Taylor
    2019-05-09 06:52

    2 1/2 stars: This book had a really fun storyline and great plot potential. The problem was it was rushed. There was so much character and plot development that was rushed over. I wanted to see how Galen and Ella became friends verses just being told they were. Their relationship as adults was so rushed that I didn't have time to believe their emotions and feelings for each other. This same kind of "rushing" the storyline happened throughout. This story has a really fun idea behind it, but the majority of the story is told and not shown. Anyway, if I had read an early draft I would have said to the author, "Develop the war between the Fae world better. Don't rush the story. Slow down. When Ella discovers who she is, take time to reveal it. Show the fight between Alaris and the Order. Don't just tell us it happened. What ever happened to Cedric? Is he part of the cause for the war Galen has to fight? What is the purpose of the human war? Develop that more. Make every detail count."Anyway, so many questions and suggestions that I can only say I liked the story. But I could never love it as is. If this were my story I would rewrite it and flush out each scene, showing instead of telling. This story could be REALLY good but it needs more development.

  • April
    2019-05-17 09:01

    Beginning of an exciting new series! "The Dark Fae" Saga, set in 1403 Scotland. Great world building, magic, danger, life, love, destiny, sacrifice and facing one'd enemies. An interesting, intriguing tale of legends, fantasy and History. Well written with engaging characters who are as unique as they are intriguing. Ella struggles to live a nirmal life. This is Ella and Galen's story. But, be awarned... this story continues in the "Phophecy of the Fae". An enjoyable read! The author did a brilliant job with world building and making the reader feel excited over this tale of the Fae of Scotland. Well done! * Received for an honest review from the author *Rating: 4.5Heat rating: MildReviewed by : AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Jolene
    2019-04-24 00:54

    I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThe Legend of the Fae is not only filled with fantasy, suspense and of course love, it’s an enchanted tale that should be placed in fairytale books. I could definitely picture myself sitting around the fireplace reading The Legend of the Fae to my grandchildren one day.I loved Galen and Ella’s story from beginning to end and can’t wait to read more of their story.

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-05-09 05:45

    3.5/5.0The prologue ensnares the reader's imagination even before the first chapter begins. Read full review in the 2015 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  • April Wood
    2019-05-21 01:44

    This story is a good take on an old subject. You are brought in right from the start. The writer captures with. the love between two young people. You want to know what is going to happen. there are a few technical errors but it's well worth the read.

  • Katie Coss
    2019-05-05 08:49

    Great read Great quick read! I love the characters, and strong story line. Can't wait to read what's going to come next.

  • Melz Theo
    2019-05-09 05:05

    I love this book!!! Really smooth storyline. Adorable character, i even pitied the Dark Queen!! Well done April!! Cant wait to read the next!!

  • LiteraryChanteuse
    2019-04-23 01:45

    For a star rating and review please see InD'tale magazine on line, June 2015 issue

  • Barbara Xedos
    2019-05-23 08:05

    Legend of the FaeThis is a wonderful story from April Holthaus. It combines the mortal world and the human world. It is sad, Happy and magical all in one story. April is a wonderful writer. She always makes me feel like I am there watching everything that is happening. I hope you will enjoy reading this story as much as I did. I can't wait until her next book comes out.

  • Eileen Dandashi
    2019-05-04 01:04

    Do we ever control our own destiny? Are there not forces in play we know not, which lead us down the path we follow? This fantasy took us to Scotland of old, much like a historical romance would then added a totally different realm gotten to through a special portal. It was one of those books you don’t put down because so many questions had to be answered.Two Fae sisters, born from the Fae King of the North, battled for control in the land of the Fae, Queen Talara and her sister Queen Alaris. Alaris, the dark Fae had captured children from the real world, since she had been cursed not to have any of her own, from a small village in Scotland. These children became her minions in the Fae world. Being human they obtained supernatural powers and helped battle Queen Talara. They also had hearts as black as their queen’s.Galen, at 15, was three years older than Ella at the time she was taken. He had loved Ella something fierce and when he saw her and the other children taken in front of his eyes, he couldn’t believe it and for six years he left the village to look for them. He had finally come to terms with losing her, but at 25, even though a laird of his small clan he wouldn’t take a wife.Ella, princess of Andor, one of 13 children captured ten years ago, was sent on a mission, but decided to step through the portal, forbidden for all to go. In that split second and with that decision, Ella initiates her destiny to fulfill a prophecy. Ella finds herself in a new world, Scotland in autumn. It was cold and she wasn’t wearing sufficient clothes to keep her warm, with no weapons and incredibly no voice. She became prey to any evil lurking about.When Galen found a woman being attacked by three men in one of his outbuildings, he stopped them commanding them off his land. Very protectively, he carrys this beautiful, fragile, white-haired creature back to his keep. And now, my reader, this is where I say, your path may be your own, but you have no control of its direction.April Holthaus didn’t disappoint us for we receive our happy ever after ending for our heroine Ella and hero Galen. She combined Fantasy with ancient Scotland, both very much to my liking interlocked as they were. This was an enchanting beginning to a sure-to-be entertaining series.

  • Lorrie
    2019-05-14 03:50

    I loved this book. It excites me to see a book with shorter chapters because I feel like I can sneak one in-between my daily life. A chapter while I wait for the water to boil. A chapter while I await the dryer buzzer, etc. What I loved most about this book was an impending war in both worlds. The Fae's realm is run by two sisters, one good and one evil. The evil sister had taken 10 children from a Scottish village ten years prior and has erased their memories. She's building an army to over-run the other sister.War was also inching its way into a Scottish clan which was now run by Gaelen who desperately wanted peace. He still remembers ten years prior when the ten children were taken from their village because his best friend, Ella was one of them. Even back then, he loved her. Ella is drawn through a porthole into Scotland but knows not why. When she arrives, she is mute. But this turns out to be a good thing because while in the land of the Fae, her heart was hardened and while here with the humans, she's forced to listen and learn of her past.I will quit there so I don't ruin the story for others but I found this book well-plotted, the characters were well-developed, and it kept my interest throughout. It was a great read and I would recommend it.

  • Patricia Wissore
    2019-05-07 06:02

    I was immediately drawn into the story of Ella and Galen. I loved how after 10 years they didn't know each other, just had that tinkling thought that something was missing. A change from normal romances where they know each other immediately. Watching them fall in love as adults because of their time spent together and one not even being able to talk was a nice twist from most romances where the h/H fall into love straight away. I can't wait to read the rest of their story in the coming books to see where their paths take them! I'm normally not a lover of "cliffhanger style" books, but this one didn't meet that criteria for me!

  • Alyssa
    2019-04-25 01:00

    Although this book had an interesting idea, with taking children into the fae world to take part in the war, it felt so rushed and forced. The character development wasn't really there so I was often caught off-guard when Ella would react to something because I just didn't know her very well, despite her being the main character. The relationships between characters felt forced as well. The story needed more detail and rounding out for the characters and it would have been vastly better.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-26 08:11

    I enjoyed this book. It is a great mix of fantasy (fae) and the Scottish Highlands. This was a fast paced book and kept me interested all the way through. The story line alternates between the Fae world and Ferryden,Scottland. The characters are well developed and I highly recommend this book. I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for my review.

  • Madeline Martin
    2019-05-11 06:54

    This was a beautiful tale of the battle of light and dark, of friends to lovers, of fantasy meeting the power of Scottish history. If you love Scottish historicals and you love fantasy novels, this first story of Legend of the Fae is an incredibly bridged journey between the two. I highly recommend this book!

  • Karen
    2019-04-25 02:07

    Fae Princess of darkness while on a mission to win the war is sidetracked falling into medieval Scotland & discovers her life was stolen. Sweet romance of self dicovery