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Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria #1)

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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 moti
Paperback, 238 pages
Published 2013 by American Majestic Entertainment
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Awesome story of a group of teenagers finding out about a secret held within each of them.

This a journey of finding out what really lives inside our characters and how they deal with the secrets they find out.

The author does a great job of spinning a tale and bringing the reader into the story.
Alise  (Readers in Wonderland)
May 06, 2013 Alise (Readers in Wonderland) rated it really liked it

Silent Orchids Review
Full formatting of this review at link above.

This novel reminded me of THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa on numerous occasions. However, it is not a copy, by any means. I enjoyed Wylie's take on the fantastical creatures we know as Faeries and Elves.

Kaeleigh has just turned eighteen, a girl just becoming a woman and still trying to find herself. She has always been a little bit different than everyone else, but
A young woman and her two best friends, like the Three Musketeers, through thick and thin have their bond and their relationships tested as Kaeleigh falls headlong into another world, another realm and becomes the most sought after being around. Finn and Chel have always known exactly how to be great friends, and when Kaeleigh yearns to discover who she is, where she came from and if she has family, they are there for her. When the startlingly handsome, Daegan begins to “stalk” Kaeleigh, she isn ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Another good fantasy series, but the main character - Kae got on my nerves time and time again with all her whining --- all the crying got to me too.

I feel bad for Finn and can't wait to find out what happens to all of the characters!
Jan 28, 2014 Lindsey rated it it was ok
Oh dear where do I begin with this one? This book was poorly written, so poorly in fact I would wince when reading certain passages. Every sentence was stiff, rigid, and the dialogue was terrible.
Ex. "Kaeleigh could hear Finn irritated as well.." The phrase "There was fire in his eyes" was sorely over used and "Kaeleigh looked at his expression, realizing he was trying to figure Chel out" was a common occurrence. A character would look at another character's face or expression and figure out wh
Bri (The Bookish Dragons)
What I liked: I really liked how Alandria's existence was explain in the beginning, so that we understood how and where it existed and that was honestly a pretty fascinating piece. Plus the author gave us a glossary of terms before the start of the book so that we knew a few things about Alandria going into it, something I was happy to see even though I never used it while reading it. Alandria itself proved over the course of the book that it has a rich, interesting history that I can't wait to ...more
Nicole (The Bibliophile Chronicles)
Originally posted on The Bibliophile Chronicles!

An ancient evil has been unleashed in this dark and exciting high fantasy.

The realm of Alandria is in great danger. Daegan, one of the elite warrior fairies, has been charged with the responsibility of finding the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious power that will restore hope and safety to the people of Alandria. Though Daegan carries out this mission, he does not trust those he serves, and fears the result this Sol-lumieth will bring.

Kaeleigh is a young g
Linda C
Alternate world Alandria is experiencing a time of expectation; someone important is coming, the Sol-lumieth. The ruling Paladin Queen, Maleina, sends Daegon to bring the Sol-lumieth to her. Daegon doesn't trust Maleina but is bound to serve her. He goes through his world barrier in the mountains of Montana to the human world. Kaeleigh had been part of the foster system until at age 12 she was taken in by Chel and her parents. At about 14 they meet Finn and the three become inseparable friends. ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 13, 2013 Sofia Lazaridou rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

For the first half I thought that the pace was to slow and I wanted more action. (I am an action girl, what can I say?) But after that things started to get better. In the first half many questions were created and some of them were answered. I hope in Veiled Shadows things will become more clear.

The end reminded me the end of an Tv series episode. Someone drops a bomb and then the credits appear or in this case the glossary. Yeap people this book has a glossary because the author use
Dec 18, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, kindle
This was book of the week for my book group and I got it free on amazon (not free in Canada at the time of review, but free on Kobo)and let me tell you, you need to get a copy cause you will enjoy yourself I know I did. This book was a fantastic tale of Faeries, Elves, Shifters, a dying land, and that lands last hope a young girl who is not what everyone expected but may just turn out to be exactly what they need. Now if that doesn't sound awesome then go away cause this review is not for you ca ...more
Amy Jones
May 24, 2013 Amy Jones rated it it was amazing
Morgan Wylie's debut novel, Silent Orchids is a fantasy adventure enthusiasts dream come true. It has everything including fantastic worlds, mystical beings and a rock solid quest busting at the seams with trials, tribulations and determination, the perfect recipe for an outstanding plot.
I loved the characters in this new fantasy journey and how the author developed each of them with care. Too often the secondary characters can fall by the wayside but Ms. Wylie realized how important each chara
Jackie -Sated Faery
Sep 10, 2013 Jackie -Sated Faery rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other-paranormal
Love this story! Kaeleigh is such a cool girl that has adjusted well after being abandoned as a child. After all these years full of questions, she may be about to get the answers to her past whether she really wants them or not - along with several other surprises along the way. One of those surprises comes in the form of a tall, dark, and handsome (not to mention tedious and overbearing) stranger that seems to show up out of nowhere. Daegan is starting to question the rulers of his land and th ...more
May 07, 2015 Shanese rated it it was ok
Story premise was interesting, the writing could use a very good editor. Unfortunately there is no true ending to the book. For further adventures in this story you have to purchase book two.
Erienne  Theis
Oct 14, 2015 Erienne Theis rated it it was ok
I found myself extremely underwhelmed with this book; I struggled for a week to finish. I absolutely hate giving poor reviews, but there was just no way around this one.

I feel like there could have been a really great story here, a fantastical adventure into the unknown. But I guess I never really got to experience that because it was hard to see past all the other issues. I'm not a huge grammar fanatic, but there is a point at which there are just one too many mistakes and after that point all
Silent Orchids is an interesting little read about the beleagured realm of Alandria and the one chosen to protect it. Kaeleigh has never known about her family and growing up in a succession of foster homes has made her life unsteady. Yet with the help of her two friends, her life seems to be on track. However one stalker is going to change all that.

The world building is good and I do want to learn more about Alandria, particularly in regards to the creatures and classes of faery. I quite liked
This book needed some serious editing! The way the character's thoughts and the narrative flow was written, it almost seemed to be written by two separate authors. I found it very jarring and very juvenile to write in modern words like "bestie", "guy" and etc., in the Medieval magical fantasy world of Alandria (modern-day Earth and Alandria are parallel worlds). Also, scenes that should've carried more emotional heft or should've communicated a sense of danger/fear, or the characters' confusion ...more
Jun 12, 2015 Faye rated it liked it
The title of Silent Orchids was aptly named. You'll understand halfway through the book.

My problem was that it was a little bit dragging and the most interesting parts of the story was near the ending. I like reading about details but most of the details here were too descriptive.

What I do like about this book is the friendship between the characters including Daegan.

There were some cliche moments but it wasn't bad. And the relationship between Kaeleigh and Daegan is still a mystery and there i
Amanda Young
Aug 23, 2014 Amanda Young rated it liked it
I was pleasantly satisfied with this book. It took the notion of elves, fairies, and combined it with mysterious new creature called the orchid. It was slow starting because I couldn't relate well to the main character Kaeleigh, but the more time I spent with her the more complex and interesting she became. When faced with supernatural abilities, her best friend's hidden secrets and an ever present "someone is after me" I kept returning to the book to find out what happened next. I was especiall ...more
Jamie Cs
Silent Orchids

While is a wonderful story teller. I found myself list in a fantasy world, not wanting to leave. Her character development is spot on and the story flows freely and unforced.

The reason I only gave this three stars is the complete lack of simple copy editing. The author flops from third person omniscient view to first person view, often in the same paragraph and sometimes even in one sentence. The lack of proper punctuation had me going back and reading passages a second time to mak
Feb 14, 2016 Teri rated it liked it
I really liked the story although the writing was somewhat choppy and the writing didn't flow like some of the other Morgan Wylie books I have read. But this book was a great start to a series I look forward to continuing. The twist and turns in the book are some times hard to follow until you understand the foundation being laid to help the rest of the series make sense. I loved the characters as quirky as they were but a lot of background I felt was some times over the top and some of the dial ...more
Anita Kennedy
so I loved the story line. the beginning was really confusing and hard to follow. and I didn't care much for the Boys' broodiness. and the face that they couldn't tell kaeliegh anything. it was confusing. but it was a good book and I would like to see how the story plays out. They're making kaeliegh out to be a huge deal so I'd like to know more.

it took me about 2 weeks to just be able to get through it so I'm hoping the next book is less confusing and more descriptive. I'd like to know more ab
Dec 21, 2013 Ginnie rated it really liked it
*Please excuse my less than awesome review, I will be back to improve it*
I was asked to give an honest review for this book.

In my short little review I will tell you that I really did enjoy this story. There was so much wrapped up in it. You will find action, fantasy, adventure, some romance, mystery and even some humor. The one big problem I found with it was there was so much explaining and detail. Some is good but this sometimes was a little overkill. It seemed to slow the story down for me
Jul 15, 2014 Megan rated it liked it
This was a very interesting book. I really liked how it hanged between views, but sometimes I didn't know who's view it was in so that confused me. To me this book was a lot like other supernatural books. Boy looks for girl who doesn't know what she is. She goes with him and stuff tried to kill them. They start liking each other. Then they win the battle. In this book we never won the battle but I know it will come in the next one. Even though it was kind of predictable I really liked it. I'm lo ...more
Dec 30, 2013 Justine rated it really liked it
I grabbed this book on Amazon when it was free because it sounded interested and I really liked the cover. Also it was picked for this weeks book of the week in our book review group.
At the beginning of this novel I had no idea what was going on and how the two “worlds” would collide, but when they did it blended perfectly. Although I didn’t like being strung along. I want to know everything right now! I hate waiting. LOL. Morgan Wylie definitely created a word that I could get lost in and I c
Nov 25, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
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As Kaeleigh starts her new job, everything seems fine. Until she finds out she has a stalker. Kaeleigh’s life has always had some strange things going on—visions and orchids blooming everywhere she looks—but what this man, Daegan, seems to claim is preposterous. But, right after his appearance, her friends start acting strange as well. Secrets abound. Will they learn to trust one another and discover the truth about who they all are before it’s too late?

Silent Orchids, by Morgan Wylie, was not w
Dec 30, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
I think my major hang up about books that deal with faerie and elves is that I really have to focus when reading thanks to the naming conventions used in them. And I'm guessing I probably mispronounce everything at that. Aside from that, this book definitely grabbed my attention. At times I did wish the story would pick up and that some of those mysteries throughout would become more clear, but more often than not, I had more questions and the major mysteries are just that, still mysteries. Just ...more
Erin Danzer
May 19, 2013 Erin Danzer rated it it was amazing
This story is steeped in mystery and mythology. Right from the beginning, I was entranced with Kaleigh's story, the flashes she would have, and her friends which seemed to be more than they were, even though Kaleigh didn't pick up on it at first. I'm still not an over-the-top huge fantasy fan, but Silent Orchids read almost more like an urban fantasy - the trip to the other realm didn't happen until past the halfway mark of the book. And while Kaleigh is still waiting for more answers by the end ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I have to say that I don't read to many books about faeries but this one knocked it out the ball park for me! I mean the world in which Morgan sets us up in keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. The faerie relm is in trouble and the leaders hear about a new power that can save them from dying but no one is strong enough to go and retrieve the new power. So the leaders wait and decide that Daegan who is their top warrior will be sent on the mission to retrieve this new power. Daegan i ...more
Jul 04, 2013 Brianna rated it liked it
*I received an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review.*

This book was interesting. The synopsis mentioned faeries, and a fantasy realm, so obviously, I was going to give it a try. With a lot of imagination and creativity behind it, this was an easy and intriguing read. It wasn't ever boring, and the characters were good, although not fully fleshed out.

There were really two main characters in this story. First, there was Daegan, a warrior for one of the kingdoms. He was interesting
Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
3.5 stars

Silent Orchids was a great start to the Age of Alandria series. Wylie does not hesitate to throw us right into this fantastical world, introducing us to the lore of the world she has created. In fact, some of it felt almost Lord of the Rings like describing the faeries, elves, and the other mystical beings. (And I'm a huge LOTR fan so this so worked for me!) She does quite a bit of world building in this novel, getting us acquainted with not only the realm of Alandria, but also with the
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Morgan Wylie published her first novel, Silent Orchids, one year after moving across the country with her family on a journey of new discovery. After an amazing three years in Nashville, TN and the release of two more books, Morgan and her family found their way back to the Northwest where they now reside. Still working everyday with great optimism, Morgan continues to embrace all things: "Mama", ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Age of Alandria (4 books)
  • Veiled Shadows (The Age of Alandria, #2)
  • DAEGAN (The Age of Alandria: A Companion Novella)
  • Fractured Darkness (The Age of Alandria Book 3)

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