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Haven Lost (The Dragon's Brood Cycle, Vol. 1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Legends never die; they just go into hiding …
Sixteen-year-old Emily Haven, heroine of the girls’ hockey team at Lindsey High, has spent her young life keeping two secrets: her rapidly deteriorating home life and the seemingly supernatural power that makes her a star on the ice. When she begins seeing visions of a lost and ragged boy reflected in mirrors and shop windows, a
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Published June 19th 2014 by BookBaby (first published June 16th 2014)
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Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was incredible. I didn’t expect it to be half as good as it was, most fantasy books now run along a similar theme, but this has to be one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

I loved the main character, Emily. She’s not overly dramatic or insecure like most heroines are. Yes, she experiences doubts from time to time, but mostly she approaches situations with a clear head and tries to sort things out the best she can. Whether that’s her miserable home life, finding her way in a world wh
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sixteen-year-old Emily Haven is the star of her hockey team at Lindsey High. She believes her success comes from an innate ability to see the future right before scoring a goal. Hockey is her first love and her escape from her chaotic, deteriorating life with her drug addicted mother and her mother’s live in, drunk of a boyfriend. The day she misses a shot that she knew without doubt she would make, is the day everything changes. She begins to s
Christie Stratos
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy beginners and fantasy lovers
*This book was supplied to me by Audiobook Reviewer. This review was originally published on ABR's website.*

I don’t have any easy time finding fantasy books I like. I’ve read many bestseller fantasy authors and I haven’t cared for any of them. I find it’s best to read indie author fantasy, but I was still looking for something epic, a long journey into another world.

I finally found it.

Haven Lost is perfection in every way, ranging from its excellent pacing to its thorough explorations of not jus
Michelle Randall
My actual star rating on this would be a 4.5

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Emily is a high school hockey star in Minneapolis, with an extremely dysfunctional family life. For the most she is a typical teenager, except for her strange ability to know when and where another player on the ice is going to move. One day it all changes when she starts seeing the reflection of a boy in mirrors and windows, and when she gets home finds her mother dead of a drug overdose. She runs away and when she awakes
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily is running away from everything after her mother’s death when she finds she has run away so much she has made it to another world. Emily isn’t perfect, and unlike most others who find themselves in this position, she isn’t consumed with finding her way home. Though there does seem to be a little romance building starting about halfway through the book, it isn’t the all-consuming passion that far too many teen books are focused on these days. Instead this book is far more about the bonds of ...more
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
16-year-old Emily Haven, a star on her high school hockey team, is suddenly ripped from a modern world of cell phones, pop culture and gingerbread lattes to a world where technology seems mystical and alien, but where magic and myth are very much alive. She finds herself immediate embroiled in a war between two opposing forces, both of which want to use her for their own ends.

Determined to go her own way, Emily adapts quickly to her new life and gains skills, confidence, and leadership abilities
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great YA book.

The story is fast paced, almost every sentence reveals something new about the world, the characters or story line.

This is a breath of fresh air in a genre filled with huge books full of fluff.

My only complaint is that sometimes things move too fast. Too oftern the characters jump recklessly into the breach with no plan and no preparation and don't pay the price.
Patrick F. Murphy
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of fantasy, young adult readers, readers of high adventure
Recommended to Patrick F. Murphy by: Eric Troup
Just a great, riveting, absorbing start to a what I hope will be a long-lived series. The characters are familiar without being cookie-cutter stereotypes. Mr. Lioncourt has obviously walked the land of his story and memorized every rift and roll of the landscape. I'm truly looking forward to the next installment.
Brad L.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read ! Even though I am a voracious reader, I don't read a lot of Fantasy. So when I do it better be good...and different. This story accomplishes both with vivid characters and worlds. The story and plot line are flawless and the ending will have you begging for the next volume.
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the first few pages. A wonderful story with amazing characters that you grow to love with each turning of the page. Filled with excitement, emotion and humor throughout I just can't wait for Volume 2!
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