Diamond Peak Series Book #1
By- Tahlia Newland
Genre- YA Fantasy
A scream pierces the night. Ariel jolts awake and watches in horror as demons drag her mother into a hidden realm. She finds help and sets off on a rescue mission. But to defeat the demons, who feed on fear and seek to enslave the human race, she must learn a secret esoteric wisdom to awaken the dormant, but potentially explosive, power of her mind.
Walnut, a quirky old wise man, guides her through treacherous inner and outer landscapes, and Nick, the powerful Warrior who travels with them, proves a dangerous attraction. Can Ariel defeat the sadistic demon lord before he kills her and enslaves her mother?
The stakes are high, death a real possibility. Fail now, and she fails humanity.
This book has been awarded the AIA Seal of Excellence in Fiction and the BRAG Medallion for Outstanding Fiction.
Lethal Inheritance is the first book in The Diamond Peak Series by Tahlia Newland. The novel follows a girl named Ariel when she is awoken by the terrified screams of her mother, who is being kidnapped by some very ugly lookin' demons. Shortly after this encounter, Ariel comes to find she is a vital part of a world she never knew existed.
I have to say I was very impressed by this book. I have found it difficult to get myself enamored in a fantasy novel for a while now. So I was very happy to find Newland's writing style just got my attention from the very first page. Ariel's story is new and different and I enjoyed going on this journey with her. I cannot wait to read book 2 in The Diamond Peak Series and I would recommend to anyone--YA readers or above.
Tahlia Newland, author of the multi-award-winning Diamond Peak Series, writes heart-warming and inspiring magical realism and contemporary fantasy. She is also an editor, a reviewer, an occasional high school teacher, and a mask-maker who loves creating digital art and sitting on her veranda staring at the rain forest.
Tahlia has studied with top Australian editors and has a Certificate in Editing and Proofreading. Before writing full time, she had over 20 years’ experience in scripting and performing as a dancer/mine in Visual Theatre and Theatre in Education. She has had extensive training in meditation and Buddhist philosophy and lives in Australia with a husband, a teenage daughter, and a cheeky Burmese cat called George.