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Review: Daegan by Morgan Wylie

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There's a NEW RELEASE in The Age of Alandria series!!

Daegan (The Age of Alandria: A Companion Novella) is finally here! It features one of our favorite Faerie warriors. Digging into his past, I hope you get a better understanding of who he is and why he is the way he is. You will also see more from good looking, fun, and playful Halister and his sister Rheina--you might even get a greater picture of her place in this story. There's also bonus material about the realm of Alandria, the darkness that's stirring, and how Daegan came to be in the Dryad Priestess Andreinna's favor that you don't want to miss!!


Blurb:

Everyone has a story, and Daegan's began with darkness...

As a child, Daegan Waethní witnessed the murder of both his parents. He buried the tragedy in the past, desperate to forget, but the past seems to be haunting him from the Beyond.  Now he is an Elite in the royal guard for the Paladin, the rulers of Feraánmar. A loyal Ferrishyn Faerie warrior, he battles the darkness that is once again stirring in Alandria.

Things are not what they seem in Alandria, and Daegan must find light before the darkness consumes himself and all he cares about. Against his will, the darkness is using him to destroy his own people. Daegan is determined to fight it with all that he is, but will it be too late? And if he can’t stop it, who will he hurt next?


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I am a huge fan of Morgan's Age of Alandria series, so when I heard she was writing a novella from Daegan's POV I got REALLY excited! Daegan has been quite a mystery in the series thus far, so I loved getting inside his head and seeing everything that he has gone through.

Even though this novella technically takes place before the events in Silent Orchids I do recommend waiting to read this novella until after you've delved into the world Wylie has created in the first novel. While I was still able to understand certain concepts and world building, I do feel if you haven't read the first book you may be a bit at a loss. Wylie does include a dictionary of terms at the end, which was also really helpful.

As a child, Daegan was forced to witness something that no child ever should and was forced to be brave and strong when he should have had someone to comfort him. Now, 16 years later, he is a warrior and takes his role as a Ferrishyn very seriously. I really enjoyed reading this and seeing all of the obstacles Daegan had to face and how he was led to Kaeleigh.

We also get to see Halister, who is not only Daegan's best friend, but he is also like a brother to him. Where Daegan is stoic and focused, Hal is more light-hearted and outgoing. Yet, Halister always has Daegan's back and vice versa. I loved their camaraderie.

I don't want to spoil anything, but things are definitely not as they seem and evil is lurking around every corner. There are times Daegan is not in control of his own self and I am desperate to know what is the cause of this!

There are so many unseen forces at work in Alandria and I am beyond intrigued to see how it will all come together and how it will turn out. Wylie has created a magical world that will leave you questioning who and what is truly good and evil.


*Received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*



~~~Also in The Age of Alandria Series~~~

Silent Orchids (Book One)
FREE

Blurb:
A dying realm.

The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.

The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?

Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.

Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
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Veiled Shadows (Book Two)
On SALE for 99CENTS! (price may have changed)

Blurb:
Shadows linger where light is obstructed, and truth is veiled.

Evil is an untreated disease in the once beautiful realm of Alandria.

Kaeleigh is faced with a revelation that she must reconcile. She will decide if discovering the truth is worth the unknown consequences to both herself and her friends.

Daegan, the Ferrishyn warrior, is conflicted by more than his loyalties, and is confronted with emotions he doesn’t know how to deal with. A choice must be made. A choice… that may cost him more than he ever wanted to give.

The Droch-Shúil—enforcers and servants of the ancient darkness—continue to cast their shadow over Alandria seeking those who can be turned to their side.

The magic of The Orchids is growing, but not everyone will survive what is to come.

Veiled Shadows is the second installment in The Age of Alandria series: the story of the Sol-lumieth’s quest for freedom of self and the power to battle the evil of the Droch-Shúil.
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About the Author:

Morgan Wylie, originally from the Pacific Northwest, now resides near Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter. She and her husband work everyday at their individual and combined creative pursuits while she learns to balance being “Mama”, wife, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head.

You can find her and news on her books at the following:

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8 comments

  1. Ohhh faeries! I loveeee books with faeries! and book one is free so you know I am going to have to one click that bad boy! Great review Jessica!

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    1. :) Yes! Go one click! I definitely enjoyed it!

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  2. I actually met Morgan once, at a Cassandra Clare signing while she was still writing her first book. I'm happy to see you enjoyed Daegan!

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    1. Aww! I love Morgan! I've met her a few times and I just love her personality!

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    2. Awww... I LOVE that I have met you both! You're so sweet :)

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  3. Great Review Jess! I love the book covers in this series! I've only read two series that had faeries, and I loved them both! Aprilynne Pike's, Wings Series, and Rachel Morgan's, Creepy Hollow's Series are must reads!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Thanks girl! Oh those two series are on my TBR! Must get to them! This summer I'm hoping to be caught up on review books and read my little heart out for others I haven't gotten to!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing my books on your site! And THANK YOU for taking your time to read and review DAEGAN. It means a lot to me and I really appreciate your support!! <3 You Rock!

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