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The Blood Lure

(The Hidden Land #1)

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Ella Belmont is a normal girl to those who don't look too close. To those with a keener eye it's obvious that she's a step apart—a step above. She has an easy grace, a natural beauty, and a serenity of the soul that isn't at all common in modern America. Ella is different and purposefully so, she just doesn't realize it. Nor does she realize that she is in fact a pawn in a ...more
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published April 28th 2013 by Peter Meredith (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lori
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I was expecting a "quieter" fairy (fey) fantasy novel when I began this book. Instead, it was a fantasy in the style of Tolkien. Which is good--I like Tolkien!!! There is a love triangle romance woven throughout. Not so much to put off those who do not enjoy romance but definitely more than you will find in The Lord of the Rings.

It begins with a young woman, raised as a human, having no idea she possesses fey abilities. Those who recognize these qualities in her manage to convince her she is no
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Cindy
Ella is your normal average girl well above average in the looks department. Anyway she is really sweet, caring and a little naive. She lives in the world as we know it, has wonderful parents, a job she loves and a life she enjoys. Then in one night her reality is knocked upside down and nothing is as it should be. Her parents are not her birth parents, a strange man is telling her strange stories about the world she lives in. This strange man also wants to take her to this strange land The Hidd ...more
Cyndi
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing fantasy novel! It all starts with Ella, who has been raised by humans in the forbidden lands. Little does she know, but she has magic brewing inside of her. She meets two men from the hidden lands who convince her that she has some fey within her. This is where her journey begins as she is taken into the hidden lands. Is she fey or human? The book revolves around this question. It has a love triangle in the book, but not overly done. I don't like a lot of romance in my books a ...more
Sara Smolarek
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook version of this.

Ihave only recently begun listening to audiobooks, due to vision issues. I am also new to Peter Meredith's books, having found them through another fan.

I like to read a variety of genres, and although I love the notion of elves, fairies, dwarves, and the like, I often find that fantasy seems to be written only for a somewhat less mature audience. The Blood Lure: The Hidden Lands Book 1, I am very happy to say, is not. I don't want to say it is written
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Kris
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in from the beginning and I could not stop turning the pages. I look forward to reading Book Two.
Peter Meredith
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the story that most of wish for--a hidden, magical world just within reach. But as with all wishes there are strings attached.
Jen
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable beginning to a series. I thought I was done with the whole "love triangle" business, but The Feylands brings it back nicely. ...more
Mike Keller
Elves and fairies, goblins and fey, oh my!

Eleanor Belmont met a man, but not a man. She could tell by looking at him that he wasn't human but couldn't really see what he was. "I am Fey," he told her. But what exactly that was, she couldn't quite grasp. Then he told her that she was also Fey, and that did it. She was human with human parents not anything like this pointy-eared stranger. Yet there was something about him . . . something not quite right. Then another stranger, a bum that she had re
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E.D. Robson
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of this author's earliest books he acknowledges his respect for Tolkien and despite an original and interesting start, it shows as more of the fantasy elements are introduced. However, this feature does not intrude on what I found a fast paced and entertaining tale based on Ella, a modern American girl forced to flee to a magical world and the romantic and political dilemmas she encounters there. I found the cliff-hanger ending a bit too blatant for my liking, but as the first in four reason ...more
Veronik Durocher
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good!

Even if fantasy is really not my cup of tea, I really had fun reading it. Good trilogy. Try it!
Susan
Nov 22, 2015 rated it liked it
The Feylands by Peter Meredith Ella is boring but beautiful. In her 30s, she works, has a circle of friends, talks with her parents regularly, and flosses. Her life is dull. But then one night, a mysterious man tells her she is something more. Soon she is swept up into a magical land where she faces both dangers and beauties she never thought possible.
This story started off intriguing. I liked that the main heroine was an adult, and well into adulthood. She has already lived a chunk of life so s
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Susan
Ella is boring but beautiful. In her 30s, she works, has a circle of friends, talks with her parents regularly, and flosses. Her life is dull. But then one night, a mysterious man tells her she is something more. Soon she is swept up into a magical land where she faces both dangers and beauties she never thought possible.

This story started off intriguing. I liked that the main heroine was an adult, and well into adulthood. She has already lived a chunk of life so she has a frame of reference for
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Got My Book
I want to begin by saying that I enjoyed the story in this book, I really did…

We start the story with Gada, and I liked him right away. I was hoping that he wouldn’t turn out to be a bad guy. I also liked Ella, but felt like we didn’t get to know her as well despite her being a pov character. We didn’t really get to know Aric, the other guy in the love triangle, at all.

Which brings me to the worst part of the story: InstaLove, plus Love Triangle, plus absolutely no real development of the “roman
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Absurd Book Nerd
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The beginning of an epic fantasy, in The Feylands we meet Ella, Gada, and Aric. Ella is a human (or is she) from modern day America. She is thrown into the into the world of the hidden lands after a series of events that bring her into the presence of the Gada (a Den) and Aric (a Fey), both of which find themselves inexplicitly drawn to Ella. They are constantly being dogged by danger as they travel, and the excitement just doesn't stop. Along the way, we even get to meet fairies and the always ...more
Absurd Book Nerd
The beginning of an epic fantasy, in The Feylands we meet Ella, Gada, and Aric. Ella is a human (or is she) from modern day America. She is thrown into the into the world of the hidden lands after a series of events that bring her into the presence of the Gada (a Den) and Aric (a Fey), both of which find themselves inexplicitly drawn to Ella. They are constantly being dogged by danger as they travel, and the excitement just doesn't stop. Along the way, we even get to meet fairies and the always ...more
Jan farnworth
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Is Ella a Fey or a Human? This is the central part of the story. You really get involved in the story line because you want that question answered. I love the added parts of the goblins, the fairies helping fight the goblins, and most of all how Gada the Dishonored gains his honor back right at the very end of the book.

The ending left me completly blown away because they struggle and claw their way to the Feylands to find out if Ella is human as the Fey character Aric thinks she is to only dis
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Nikki
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
About a third through and loving it.
William Oliver
Aug 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Pretty good read. The characters are developed and a good plot.

I think it drops off too fast at the end, but that's probably for another book.

I'd recommend it.
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Anne
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book Loved the back and forth in the love triangle. Loved the battles and the fairies and the creatures. I even loved the dwarf, Furen the "Beareded Pin cushion" On to the second book! ...more
Sara Cleveland
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
The only thing that drove me crazy was the misuse of exorcise and exercise. But it was a great story.
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Peter Meredith is the multi-genre author of an author of 35 novels in a variety of genres: Horror, zombies, post-apocalypse and Fantasy. Some of his creative work includes The Trilogy of Void, The Hidden Lands series, The Sacrificial Daughter, A Perfect America, Sprite and The Apocalypse Undead World.
Having tried his hand in real estate, as an emergency room nurse, and a CEO of a national lighting
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