The Snowmelt River : The Three Powers Book 1 Paperback
Part of the The Three Powers Quartet series
Four teenagers are drawn from an Irish mountaintop into an enchanted land and gifted with great powers: but with power comes responsibility, and a vast evil has noticed their arrival . . . 'The best fantasy novel I've ever read . . . an epic adventure that just does not stop!' said Glenda A.
Bixler on Authorsden! On the summit of the fabled mountain Slievenamon in Ireland there is a doorway to an ancient land of terrible power.
The gate of Feimhin has lain closed for centuries, the secret of its opening long lost - until four orphans drawn together by Fate pass through the portal and find the enchanted but war-ravaged world of Tir, a strange land peopled by beings of magic.
Here death waits at every corner, and they must learn to fight if they are to survive. 'Full of striking imagery . . . tonally has similarities to the works of Tolkien, even though it has a very different atmosphere' says the British Fantasy Society And they'd better learn quickly, because their enemy, the Tyrant of the Wastelands, is growing in power
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/08/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781780877389
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Review by wyvernfriend
Another slightly disappointing book, I just wasn't pulled into the world, even though it displays some of my favourite tropes.Four orphans living in a village are drawn together and then go up Slievenamann to face their destiny. When there they find themselves in another world in the hands of the Earth Mother who changes them to fit their destiny, entertainingly using their mobile phones for some of the raw material. The four have to learn to use their abilities to help this world defeat a great evil.It didn't really draw me in nor did I really feel that I had any real connection with the characters. I felt that there could have been more and better here. Still not bad, just somehow lacked something for me.