From Kirkus Reviews: With her two best friends by her side and her mother’s memory in her heart, a teenager undertakes a journey to save the world from an ancient evil.
Emily Adams has always known she’s special. Throughout her whole life she’s had visions of things that haven’t happened yet and she could always read her mother’s mind. At least, she could until her mother died. Emily thinks her abilities are just about gone, but the arrival of a strange creature in her backyard one night proves otherwise. Emily discovers she is the last of the Order of Brighid, an ancient society of women sworn to protect the portal to the Netherworld. Now, with the portal under attack, it’s up to Emily and her two loyal, wisecracking friends to stop a villainous man before his actions destroy the world.
5 OF 5 EMILY'S HOUSE
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Emily is not your average teenager. She knows she is different but when her mother passes away she finds out that she belongs to The Order of Brighid, an ancient society of women sworn to protect the portal to the Netherworld. With this knowledge Emily and her two best friends set out to stop the evil villain who wants in to the portal.
Emily knows her visions she has seen will come to fruition and as long as she has her mothers memory in her heart and her two best friends she will be able to face any trial and tribulation that comes her way. Even though she is young Emily knows she must step up and save the world from the evil that is lurking.
I laughed at some of the things the characters did and said. I can't imagine being that young and having the weight of the world on your shoulders and to make matters worse you don't have your mother with you. This is one series I have recommended to my daughter and her friends to read.I love how it is clean and wholesome. This is a must read for all YA readers!
Two years ago, Emily's journey began. She learned the ancient magic of her Celtic ancestors, and became a modern Celtic Priestess. The golden torc, forged by faerie hands, is still wound around her arm, fused to her soul. She was entrusted with powerful magic - secret knowledge.
But even a Priestess can feel desire - temptation - and the quest for love. Will passion entice Emily to use her sacred magic in a forbidden way? Can new love take root in a world of nightmares? And will her friendships survive Emily's Trial?
The Journey Continues . . .
5 OF 5 EMILY'S TRIAL
In Emily's Trial we continue on her adventure and oh what an adventure it is. She has just faced down the first evil she has ever known and now she is a Celtic Princess with power. She is armed with her magic dagger and golden torc she will have to face down more evil. This time the evil shows itself in the form of desire, temptation, and love.
In this next quest Emily will go through she will have to fight desire that she has never known. She will have to fight the temptation that will present itself very subtly and the most trying quest will be love. Who can she trust when it comes to matters of the heart? Will she be able to love and hold on to her Princess Celtic ways? Will she lose her power and in the process lose herself?
What will happen to her two best friends? Will their friendship end or can it survive the bumps along the way? In this next installment of the Akasha Chronicles Emily will have to walk through the fire to gain an understanding of what is to come. Come along for an EPIC journey with Emily and her two best friends. I can't say enough about this series! I love it and I love how Emily is evolving in each book and becoming more and more like an adult.
Excerpt of Emily's Trial:
The Apocalypse didn't start with four horsemen, harbingers of the horror to come. It didn't start with a plague, or pestilence, or even zombies rising from the dead.
It came slowly, and without warning. It crept up on people in the shadows, no more than a vague darkness that spread like an unseen cancer.
And it wasn't set into action by a divine hand. A teenage girl was the catalyst for the End Times.
I should know. I'm the one that started it.
I didn't plan to, of course. I had no desire to start the End Times, and I'm not evil.
Madame Wong taught me to tell the truth, and so here it is. I'm the one responsible for the Apocalypse. And this is the story of how I unwittingly unlocked the door to the darkness; of how a Priestess of the Order of Brighid, entrusted with powerful magic that was supposed to be used for the benefit of all humankind, unleashed a force that would destroy it instead.
And it all began with desire.
Natalie is the author of The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult fantasy trilogy. When not writing, blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, Wattpadding or eating chocolate, Natalie nurtures her young daughter, feeds her dog too many treats, and can’t resist watching Ancient Aliens, no matter how absurd the show becomes.
Natalie enjoys travel, good wine, and excellent food shared with family and friends. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, now lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a high rise in a big city.
“Books are my friends, ideas my passion.”
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