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Shadows of the Redwood (Scions of Shadow Trilogy #1)

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The popular and critically acclaimed Faire Folk Saga continues in THE SCIONS OF SHADOW TRILOGY

When the Redwood Forest tree shepherd disappears under mysterious circumstances, Keelie Heartwood and her elven grandmother arrive at the local Renaissance festival to investigate. Then her grandmother vanishes—and Keelie finds herself ensnared in a life-or-death battle against

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Published September 1st 2010 by Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD. (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 29, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book goes over long for a very simple story. Our heroine, Keelie, is sent to the Redwoods to help solve a problem and of course she saves the day. However, the story meanders a lot. There are many boring scenes where what happens are the characters walking and talking about things that has little to do with the story. There is also the romantic 'plot line' (if you can call it that) among the young characters that is incredibly lame and annoying and often disrupts the flow of the main plot/st ...more
I adore the first trilogy and i'm so very happy there's more! :)
Also, I'm glad there was a lot more sean action
in the others he wasnt in them much, but in this one it seemed like he was actually more of a main character
This one wasn't in a faire, and seemed a bit more of a hodgepodge of fantasy creatures. There were a lot of characters to keep track of. I was glad to see that Keelie was still in mourning for her mom. Too many books forget something like that, but it's real to mourn for that long. More details are found out about what Keelie really is, and she seems to handle things a little too well. She never really gets hurt at anything, I was never afraid that she might not make it. She's too powerful for a ...more
Bridget R. Wilson
Keelie Heartwood finds her skills as a tree shepherd sorely tested when she journeys to California's Redwood Forest with her grandmother. The Redwoods' tree shepherd has disappeared and it's up to Keelie to solve the mystery. The Redwood Forest is unlike any Keelie has ever encountered. Something dark lingers there. Can Keelie find the forest's tree shepherd before it's too late?

What I thought: A solid book that will please current fans and garner more. The mystery and darkness will intrigue rea
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book in the second series of the Faire Folk saga. Kellie and her Grandmother travel to California to the Shakespeare Fair and the Redwood forest where the Tree Shepard has disappeared.Knot the cat is very busy running from Risa who has fallen under a love spell meant for Sean. Keelie's love interest Sean is feature more in this story. Which adds a nice love interest. The Redwoods are dark and will not speak to Keelie. Can she solve the mystery of the missing Tree Shepard while her Gran ...more
Suzanne Schack
One word: Peascod. Three words: Read this book! Keelie delves further into her life and tries to decide if she should pick or a side or stay true to herself. All the while people plot against her from all sides.

I'm re-reading the series since the last book in the second trilogy has been released and there are series that you come back to time and time again, noticing something different each time you read them. This is one of those series. I love, love, love it, and I know that I'll be both sad
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an exciting way to start off a new series, and it's a perfect new twist on the original theme of fairies. The obstacles and challenges are done in a completely different light from all the other stories about the magical world. Summers takes a common theme, something that has been done by hundreds of authors, and puts a completely new twist on the world.

Cover: The cover is mysterious and almost scary. But it's very intriguing and wills readers to pick up the book to find out more.
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like I have said of other books by this author I had my nose a book all day just to finish this next chapter in Keelie's life. Even though Keelie has helped the elves out of some sticky situations it seems that many still do not believe in her enough to help save another guardian of the forest. A goblin curse is upon the redwood forest and when Keelie's grandmother disappears its up to Keelie to once again save the day.
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The cover looks dark, and Keelie is no longer in familiar surroundings, but there is more romance in this one. I really like how Sean plays more of a part in this story, and we get to know him more and I realized I do like the two of them together.

Hopefully, because Keelie is both elf and fae, with probably a fourth of her blood human, she will live just as long as Sean.
I was a huge fan of the first trilogy, and am overjoyed there is now a second, with the same characters plus a few. This takes place in the redwoods, a spot dear to my heart. My only complaint is with the publisher: they give away the last 50 pages of the book in the back cover summary! Rather than a teaser, it's a spoiler. I hope Flux does a better job next time.
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A forest dweller, Gillian was raised by gypsies at a Renaissance Faire. She likes knitting, hot soup, costumes and adores oatmeal, especially in the form of cookies. She loathes concrete, but tolerates it if it means attending a science fiction convention. She's an obsessive collector of beads, recipes, knitting needles and tarot cards, and admits to reading InStyle Magazine. You can find her in h ...more
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Scions of Shadow Trilogy (3 books)
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