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The Secrets of Yashire: Emerging From the Shadows is a young adult fantasy adventure that occurs within the framework of a young girl’s subconscious mind. The main character, Brianna, finds herself thrown into a world called Yashire where she is forced to deal with circumstances that are threatening Yashire’s existence. Against her will, she is sent on a journey to restore unconditional love back to the land while also contending with the evil force in the land, Zolan.
Brianna is sent on her mission by Libban, Keeper of the Land. Along the way, Brianna travels with the mystical tiger, Angelos; a huge, whitish-tan tiger with thick black stripes who sings only the purest songs of love, and the wondrous little one-eyed bird named Abiba. During the journey, Brianna is also preparing to meet her soulmate—the one she longs to be with and the one who will bring complete healing back into her life.
Together they travel through fantastic lands filled with magical creatures that could only exist in the wildest of imaginations. Through her treacherous brushes with danger and heartwarming experiences of love and acceptance, Brianna discovers many things. It is here, amidst the powers and phantasms of the mind that Brianna receives life lessons and virtues to help her. Will one of her greatest triumphs be achieved as she learns to believe in herself? For only then can she truly see all of the wondrous things that life has to offer.
Who doesn't like some well-done personification? In the same vein as Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of OZ, Lavendar takes a golden rule theme and personifies such delightful characters as Angelos, a mystical singing tiger, and a one-eyed bird named Abiba to accompany the main character, Brianna, on a fantastical journey toward coming of age.
Brianna, a young adult who has made some bad decisions in life is in a terrible car accident, a fit metaphor for the self-destruction she is wrecking on her life. She "wakes" to find herself in a magical world where she is sent on a mission by Libban, Keeper of the Land. She must battle the evil Zolan, but also has some wondrous adventures as she prepares to meet her one true soulmate. Only then will the land, and her body and soul be healed.
Though the story begins a bit slowly, happily ever after finds a fitting home in Yashire. Brianna discovers that self-worth and self-respect are necessary to get her own life on track. Only once she loves herself will she be capable of loving another. Great YA lessons in a fun and imaginative fantasy genre.
Book Bling give this novel FOUR STARS!
Diamante Lavendar lives in the Midwest and enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, art and spending time with family and friends. She is also an animal lover and she greatly enjoys swimming and connecting with nature.
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