Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland

If last night was real, Ariel should be dead. She’s not, but her mother has disappeared, there are bruises on her neck and the hideous beast in the photo looks frighteningly familiar.

You can’t send police into a tunnel that doesn’t exist after a villain they can’t see, so when shadow demons kidnap her mother, Ariel has to mount the rescue mission herself. Hot on the trail, she enters a hidden layer of reality only to find that the demons are hunting her, and they feed on fear. Ariel must defeat them before they kill her and enslave her mother. But how do you kill terrifying demons when your fear makes them stronger?

A quirky old guide teaches her how to locate and unleash her inner power, and while battling hallucinogenic mist, treacherous terrain, murderous earth spirits and self-doubt, she falls in love with Nick, a Warrior whose power is more than either of them can handle.

Ariel’s journey challenges her perception, tests her awareness and takes her deep into her heart and mind to confront, and ultimately transcend, her fear and anger.

Read the prequel and chapter one for only 99c on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00962W4TI

ebook, 300 pages

Published October 10th 2012 by Catapult Press 

This story has a fun and quirky ensemble of characters that I think everybody will enjoy. There is a lot of traveling and adventure in a fantasy world full of dangers and humor.

When Ariel travels to a different world to try to save her mother from kidnappers. She must learn to fight and wield a weapon in a very short period of time. Luckily there is Nick who comes her way and helps her. Nick not only teaches her how to fight, he is her guide to this magical and imaginative world that was beyond her wildest dreams.

Warrior Nick is not the only one that is helping to teach her how to battle the evil demons that took her mother, but she also encounters numerous other characters along the way that are there to test her and help her build the strength she needs.

I would definitely recommend this book to readers of high fantasy and adventure. I fell in love with the world building and the variation of characters/creatures and magical landscape that we meet (or shall I say travel through)  along the way.

With all of the high fantasy novels that are coming out today with strong female lead characters. This has to be one of the most unique settings I have read. Amazingly fun and entertaining with a very strong-willed, determined main character every reader will root for. 

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