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Secrets of the Elders

(Chronicles of Acadia #1)

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After their peaceful village, Riverbell, is raided by the foul monstrous skex, brothers Logan and Corbin Walker find themselves caught in a race against time, desperate to warn the capitol before the deadly skex arrive to wreak the same havoc upon the unsuspecting people of Fal.

Never could they imagine, that this would only be the very beginning of their unforgettable jour
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Kindle Edition, 1, 320 pages
Published June 5th 2014 (first published June 4th 2014)
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Caitlin Hodges
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the descriptions of the world surrounding the Walker brothers! I mean…come on…giant insects?! I think spiders the size of large dogs scare me more than white walkers from The Song of Ice and Fire series. The relationship between Logan and Corbin progressed perfectly, and no time was wasted leading up to conflict. The giant bugs were there right near the beginning. I enjoyed the action, even though I got bogged down in some of the descriptions of the fighting. I ended up loving the chara ...more
Christa Lawniczak
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to meet this author at the booth he hosted at the Rochester Convention in 2015. I went to all three days of Roccon and passed by his booth everyday intrigued, but not yet ready to decide if thats what I wanted my big gift to be for that convention. It was really exciting to be able to talk to an author about their passion and creation as well as seeing him with his adorable family. When I finally decided the last day that I had to have all the books in this series, I clear ...more
Julie Baswell
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brothers Corbin and Logan Walker have been training since childhood. Corbin has become a fierce warrior, whereas Logan is a slacker. This causes much strife between them. After Skex attack their town, they are tasked to warn the Fal kingdom that they will be attacked next. They barely make it there in time and again have to join in the fight. They become heroes and are invited to a gala to celebrate the victory.

Magistrate Fafnir was running for a seat on the Council. Because of his scheming, Log
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Sage Adderley-Knox
I always love when I read a book from a genre that usually isn’t my go-to genre and I LOVE the book. I am a firm believer to give everything a shot at least once. You never know when you’ll get surprised.

Secrets of the Elders is an awesome read. I initially got sucked into the cavern environment, clearly envisioning the surroundings thanks to the author’s vivid descriptions. There is a wonderful mix of characters, both human and creature.

David Matthew Almond wastes no time introducing the Walker
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Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it
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This book is a great introduction to the Chronicles of Acadia series and the world in which it is set. There is a gradual development and introduction to the people and environment, increasing slowly through the novel while still being quite intense at times, giving the reader time to adjust to what is happening but without being too slow moving or leaving them without explanation. There is clearly room to grow and develop further in the series allowing new
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Cyndi
Aug 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in the Goodreads Firstreads.

I have mixed feelings about this book. One part of me felt like there were a lot of cliches, another part of me had a hard time adjusting to the author's world, but by the end of this book I really wanted to read the next one. So, I guess I could say that this book grew on me.

From an overall perspective, I really like the plot. I think it's awesome and it was fun as a reader to be kept guessing on who the good guy and bad guy really was, although I fe
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Louise
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining read and easy enough to follow if you enjoy adventure novels although there are times when it enters into more complicated territory with the concepts, names and locations it references, which makes it a tad distracting. The story moved at a good pace with good twists. The characters are developed well enough that you understand their general personalities and sense of humour very quickly. This is aided by the fact that the majority of the book is driven by direct speech from the ...more
Jeni
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was great! It was very energetic and kept my interest with all the twists and turns. It made me think... which is awesome. It's a sign of a good book when you think about it when you aren't even reading it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure. I'm looking forward to reading the next book!
Susan Walker
Futuristic story of a time when people had to go live inside the planet. When the village is raided two brothers try to warn others. The story is of the brothers adventure. I had a hard time keeping interested in this book.
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