Northlander (Tales of the Borderlands #1)
The debut novel of a young American writer creates a world of fantasy, where the land is divided into two-- the Northlands and the Southlands.
Ellin, a girl from the Southland, is forced to go with her physician father to heal the Northland king, even though Southlanders are despised and feared throughout the cold country. Ellin must find a way to battle both the people fro...more
- It is a book FULL of crushworthy dudes, most of whom are brothers. Kudos, Meg Burden!
- I am such a sucker for "OH NO! THIS HORSE WILL DIE WITHOUT DANGEROUS HEALING!" that I cannot even tell you. The only thing I am MORE of a sucker for is:
- RED-HAIRED TELEPATHS AHAHAHA AWESOME.
- It's a...more
I would recommend The Shifter to anyone who likes this book (though probably not to be read immediately following). It has similar aspects to it - such as "racial" divides, royalty, healers, a main character that has a power she does not understand and lots of action and "potential love interests".
After reading Northlander I was thinking it reminded me of some...more
Ellin and her father find themselves in the precarious p...more
Half-way through the book i seriously considered stopping. I...more
The Southling Ellin has been summoned with her father to the Northland kingdom. In a land where they are despised for their red hair and feared for their magic, their hand in the healing of the Northland king is a secret. However, the healing powers that have been banned by law may be the only thing that can save the ailing king.
On a crucial night, Ellin must fight against the prejudice that threatens to keep her from fulfilling the oaths that he...more
A fantasy tale complete with magical/ supernatural abilities, royalty, plenty of danger and intrigue. Good, solid writing and characters. Aspects of bias and prejudice explored.
I just felt emotionally disconnected from everyone, which may well have been a case of simply reading this at the wrong time.
I really liked the first part of this book. The plot was exciting, the characters real and believable. Then it seemed like in the middle there was a shift. It went from great...more
At fourteen, she went to college via Mary Baldwin College's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted in Virginia. She graduated with a degree in music in May 2...more