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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
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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 rated it really liked it
3.5

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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
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Dianne
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!
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
Ricki
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, fantasy, ya
A little too ambitious causing the world-building to be muddled, which was compounded by head-hopping.
Shanese
May 07, 2015 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.
Stephanie
Dec 15, 2013 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
Bri
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 13, 2013 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
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Amy Jones
May 24, 2013 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
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Jackie -Sated Faery
Aug 01, 2013 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
Alisa Lawry
Jan 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
I think the plot and concept was a good idea but wow this terribly written and I do wonder if it was even edited. I am curious so I may give the next book a look at, just praying it was written a lot better.
BookLoversLife
Had to put this aside for a while. Couldn't get into it.
Christine
A shame

Main character comes across as weak, petulant and spoilt. The basis for the story is brilliant, execution pretty flawed. Some mystery is good to make you want to read the next book, but no explaination at all about all the many mysteries is irritating. The characters are unlikable and the plot confusing in many parts. The writer's way of unfolding the story meant i didnt give up reading as it is very well written, dialogue is great, its a shame, could if been an amazing book from a talent
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Ayanami Faerudo
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Actual rating: 2.5/5

*It's the old 'lost princess/chosen one' trope.

*It had potential. The conflict was laid out: the evil entity that drives the darkness plus opportunistic people who took the reins.

*But it just fell flat where Kaeleigh was concerned. Plus that weird connection with Daegan (but he's been sent by the bad gal, so he's really conflicted with himself with doing the right thing) and what-the-fuck-is-going-on-with-all-this-static-electricity.
Shelley
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story

The story is just getting started in this book. The world building and back stories are the main feature of this book. With that being said there is still plenty of action, drama, and mystery to go around. I can’t help but compare it to epic fantasies such as Tolkien and Donaldson have written. I’m looking forward to the next book.
Rayne
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this book as a part of the Love. magic. Adrenaline! Collection.
Right up my alley - this book has it all. A little bit of love (triangle, even), a different realm and magic!! Really well written, though at times there were some grammatical errors, it didn’t effect the story.
Love the characters and world building. A very strong start to a series that I hope to continue.
Jackie
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story of three young people just learning about themselves . Just an amazing story that just keeps you interested until the very end. There is music written by the author' s husband, outstanding. A story that shouldn't be missed by anyone.
N.N. Light
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie tells the story of what happens when you embrace who you are and your gifts. Pure fantasy delight! While I found some areas slow, overall it's a great read!

My Rating: 4 stars
Nancy Phy
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the characters.

I love this story and the characters. I couldn't wait to find out what each character was. I kept guessing all the way to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy
Gwynneth Ott
More like chapters 1-5.

If you think you're going to read a story, this is only part of one. There was no goal succeeded, or milestone accomplished. Lots of questions and no answers for the heroine. Minor typos.
Mary
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a cliffhanger!
Kaye
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ADVENTUROUS!!!
A great read with amazing detail. With twists and turns that keep you captivated till the very. I would recommend this story.
Elizabeth Padro
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good fantasy. More down to earth than most
Sabrina
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful

Great story, but quite a cliffhanger ending. Can't wait to read the next one. I'm sure it won't disappoint either.
Volpot
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 stars: could not finish murky and slow plot development that once made somewhat clear simply becomes trite
Sara
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Erth
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Marla
This review appears on Book Brats. This digital review copy was provided free by the publisher. No compensation was received for this unbiased review.

When I got the publicity email on Silent Orchids, I was immediately on board. Give me a faerie novel and I’m like a pat of butter on a hot sidewalk. We’re talking high levels of happy. The plot synopsis and the cover behind made this one a sure thing for me to read. After having done so, I can say that I liked it, but I do have some thoughts on 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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The Age of Alandria (4 books)
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