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The Circle of Six: Emily's Quest

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Imagine a world where Earth Magic is real and the gods of nature walk the land.

The Twin worlds of Earth and Annwyn are in crisis: the seasons are out of balance and the worlds are dying.

Their only hope is Daimon, an Athenian boy, and a small bird named Emily. Dragged through a portal between the two worlds, Emily almost dies in the snow. Eostra, Mother Spring,
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Paperback, 422 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Hawkmoth Publishing Pty Ltd (first published February 20th 2014)
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Soro Klajman
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant!! What an adventure and a truly amazing story. A bird and a young man... who would have thought these two characters had such an important role in saving the twin worlds??!! I couldn't put the book down as I felt I was part of the story and watching the events unfold in front of my eyes.
A well written book and thoroughly recommend reading from young adults and upwards. I would love to see this book made into movie. What a fantasy! Illustration is fantastic too!
Lucinda
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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A refreshing spin on the chronicle of Easter that blends magic, mythology and mystery in a colourful tale!

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The Circle of Six is the first book within a remarkable new series that explores an archaic pagan myth surrounding Eostra day (Easter day). This fantastical imaginative tale explores the rebirth of Earth by attempting to answer those multi-layered questions that have intrigued and baffled us for thousands of years, in a totally unique and illuminating way! Incredibly detailed and vast world
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Rebecca Dalby
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I struggled to put the book down until the adventure ended. It left me looking forward to the next book and what lay before this amazing team of characters. My favourite is Lupi, and her lack of a verbal filter, her quick thinking warrior ways. Apart from the incredible adventure that lay on each page, was the thought provoking underlying message to the book, How we treat our land, our companions,having faith in our own abilities.
Simona Rose
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I adored it. The world, the characters, the myth, the prose. I was blown away. I initially found this book through a friend's recommendation and thought the Pagan mythology aspect was refreshing. Every year at Easter time, we constantly see television programs telling us that Easter isn't christian- but thats all we're told. This book gives a plot to the original easter tale while really providing entertainment and a comfort that nature, connection and harmony can still be alive. As a young moth ...more
Cheryl Berry
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book. To be honest it is not the usual type of book I would choose but I'm so glad I read it. The imagination of the author is amazing and he describes it beautifully. While I read I could picture it all in my head. (I can see a movie coming in the future!)
The transformation of Emily, as it unfolds, is quite incredible. She is a marvelous character as are all the others. I loved the thought of the hovering crystals that powered the railway and I'd love to be ab
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Jovita
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I have received this book through Goodreads First Reads. And I loved it. This book was my first real fantasy read and I was not disappointed. Also I really liked map and illustrations upon each chapter. Although Socrates' speech scared me a bit, as soon as Daimon entered Twin World, I loved everything in there, adventures, magic, Bevan's and Xavier's personality transformations. Beautiful world building, dash of grief, dush of surprises, loads of magic and lovely ending. I demand to see a movie ...more
Becc Sandiford
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book. So many things to say. Characters were real and well developed. The fantasy world felt whole and had many layers to it. I loved the unique aspects to it like thoughtspeak and the way things were powered by power planks . I loved how there was contrast between light and dark so it was never too much of either. I loved how it moved so fast and I was driven from chapter to chapter. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for book two.
Caitibree
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed the hero's journey. I connected with Daimon losing his family and finding himself. I loved the imagery throughout the book and felt the world was whole, it was so vivid it read like a movie (but a lot deeper!) The creation of the whole world and characters, and the development of ideas was amazing. The quest was full of hope and despair!
Ann Andrews
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
A highly detailed work from someone with a wonderful imagination!

The characters are well put together, the imagery is beautifully described, and overall it's an excellent plot.

That being said, it's definitely not a quick read. Be prepared to really focus on each chapter. There's so much depth to this plot that I'm pretty sure I missed some important aspects of it.
Tanya
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Thanks so much for this book, can't wait to receive it, glad that I was a lucky winner.

A Great storyline, brilliant concept and loved the new world. A few spelling errors and mistakes early on but once I got through the first 100 pages the adventure went into high gear. A great read.
James Hunter
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Very interesting story. Exactly the sort of book I have been looking for.
Most of my issues with the book is with the writing, but as I have started writing a book myself I can understand the difficulty of rectifying the issues. Interesting races, of which I wish there was more about (another book perhaps?) and certainly diverse. Very well done to slowly build them over the course of the story instead of giving all relevant information at the introduction, instead just enough was given to k
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Paigepossum
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book through the goodreads giveaway program.
Honestly I just didn't like the story very much. There were a few small errors in there which didn't bother me much but I felt like the story line was overused (not that that is necessarily bad) but I felt that it was poorly executed in this case
Kathy
Feb 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book as a Goodreads First Read in return for honest feedback.

This book was an interesting idea, but I found it very hard to get into. It was hard to big the target audience, as it felt like a YA story or children's story, but the writing was very dense. But it certainly is a different story, and worth reading if you enjoy mythology and something a bit different.

Thank you. :)
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