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Origin (Legends of Known Lands)

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A young heroine’s journey, initiated by a violent attack upon her only family, thrusts her into a world filled with death, deception, desperation and ultimately, a new beginning.

After a savage attack upon her only known relative Elwyn, a sheltered village maiden of sixteen is forced to embark upon a journey to the city of Findara in the land of Silvendil, to seek protectio
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Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published February 26th 2012 by Samantha Smith
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Serenity
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Woah.. Another book must be get physically in my bookshelf as soon as possible.. DO WANNA!!
Now I hate the fact I can't write reviews..at least without spoiling the reading experience too much.. But let me tell you how I feel about this book.

When I started reading this book, I was sure it was going to be at least worth *** reading experience. I knew that I shouldn't have started reading this book at the time I started for there was so much things more important to do etc., what made the reading e
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Jagged
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
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This is the first book I have read that was pretty much dedicated to elves. I liked the story. And it was a nice reprieve to have no love interest to add to the drama. The issues I had with this book was that it repeated itself so many times that it was irritating. I don't know how many times it referenced Elwyn's issues with anxiety towards meeting her father and forming a life-bond with the drakenhawks; or with their lack of knowledge with the shadow squads. I also found the dialogue between t ...more
Alexis
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Again I wish I could do half stars. It was 2.5. I really enjoyed the story. We follow Elwyn as she learns about her heritage and tries to survive assassination attempts. I loved how there was no romance, I'm not interested in a love triangle I just want to read a book that takes a break from that. The things I did not like about this. It was so incredibly repetitive. I thought that I lost my spot a few times and was back further than I was because I was reading pretty much the same stuff I had r ...more
Ruby Ridge
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the best fantasy novels I have read. Cannot wait for the sequel which hopefully will be romance free as was this one
Read this book you will not regret it!
Tatiyana White
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Meh.

::full review pending::
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