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The Cross of Tarlis: The Awakening

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Genres: Fantasy , Fiction , Paranormal , Romance

Five-hundred summers have passed since the Great Mage War. Sernon of Asamos is dead. While his bones rest at the bottom of a glacial lake, his spirit roams forever in the Void. Tarlis is at peace. Or is it? Somewhere deep within the depths of Lake Dalen-Gae, evil stirs…   Princess Tannith of Ellenroh, descendant of Dragonbane, King of the old code. Only by her hand can the pieces of the legendary Cross of Tarlis be assembled and used to raise their God and remove the yoke placed on her people.Kaden of the Wolfhead, son of a cursed king, haunted by his failure to save his family hunts the cross in order to seek revenge for the destruction of those he loved.Sernon of Asomos, a powerful Necromancer seeks the Cross to open portals to other worlds, in turn giving him access to unlimited power.Can Tannith, Kaden, and their companions stay ahead of the evil dogging their steps, be the first to claim the pieces of the cross, and stop Sernon from enslaving their world and destroying their future? https://tinyurl.com/2un6ppdc

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War is ravaging the land and with its many kingdoms. Tannith of Ellenroh, Princess of Dragonbane’s castle, is besieged, and her father, the king, has gone missing. Taking direction from the Council, she starts on a quest to end the war by assembling the Cross of Tarlis in order to raise her god and save her people. She takes her faithful faerie friend, Skylah, and her best friend and warrior, Etan, with her on the quest. On their journey they join with Kaden of the Wolfhead and his cursed brother, despite his reluctance. Both parties want to stop the necromancer, Sernon of Asomos, from gaining the cross. Much danger as well as many distractions stand in the way of them achieving their goal. They especially need to learn to trust one another, or evil will win the day.
Julie D’Arcy makes the world of Tarlis come alive with faeries, dwarves, elves, and new races. A constant racing adventure. There are so many new characters each moment and more than one enemy so a list is needed to keep track of where everyone is and who they are with. There is more than a love triangle with Skylah pining for Etan, and Etan set on Tannith, and Tannith wanting Kaden, and Kaden lusting for Tannith but insisting on denying any attraction. A wonderful fantasy packed with fighting, magic, and lore. A vivid world is created with flawed, relatable characters. Readers will be anxious for the next installment once they finish this nonstop, can’t-put-it-down adventure.

Cara Cieslak~InD'tale Magazine

My Review:
4.5 Review
The Cross of Tarlis has unspeakable power to those to wield it but the race is on to find and assemble the pieces of the cross before evil-doers enslave the world for their own gain. Princess Tannith comes from a long line of rulers. Her people suffer and her only recourse is to find and assemble the Cross of Tarlis so she can reach out to God for help. When she meets Prince Kaden, they decide to join forces in order to find the cross’ pieces. They both want to use the cross to free their people from oppression. It’s a race against time as a powerful Necromancer, Sernon, is also after the Cross of Tarlis for his own evil deeds. He seeks unlimited power so he can enslave the world. Can Tannith, Kaden, and their forces stay one step ahead of Sernon and be the ones to wield the Cross of Tarlis or will Sernon rule over them all?
The Cross of Tarlis: The Awakening is a thrilling fantasy adventure I enjoyed. If you’re a fan of fantasy and looking for a comprehensive action-orientated adventure with a cast of intriguing characters, you’ll want to read this book. From the characters to the setting, from the action to the plot progression, this book has it all. The only thing I didn’t like was the cliffhanger ending. There are three main storylines to The Cross of Tarlis: The Awakening and each one is mesmerizing. The author reveals details like breadcrumbs leading to an unpredictable conclusion with characters I grew to either love or hate. If you love fantasy, you’ll want to read The Cross of Tarlis: The Awakening. If you’re a fantasy romance reader, you’ll want to read The Cross of Tarlis: The Awakening. An epic fantasy romance and I look forward to reading the next in the series.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

nnlightsbookheaven.com

A rollercoaster coaster ride of the best quality fantasy that you could want to read.
No spoilers or 5000-word reviews from me. Simply a solid recommendation for a truly epic fantasy read full of magic and mayhem. But be warned, it IS a 2 part book adventure. So at the end of this book, you will have questions and quests unresolved. BUT it leaves you with a promise of even more adventure for the sequel, which looks to be just as intoxicating as the first.
With such an engaging storyline and such solid characters, I could not put the book down.

LooseBoots-Goodreads Reviewer

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The Cross of Tarlis: The Awakening
A rollercoaster coaster ride of the best quality fantasy that you could want to read.
No spoilers or 5000-word review from me. Simply a solid recommendation for a truly epic fantasy read full of magic and mayhem. But be warned, it IS a 2 part book adventure. So at the end of this book, you will have questions and quests unresolved. BUT it leaves you with a promise of even more adventure for the sequel , which looks to be just as intoxicating as the first.
With such an engaging strand of solid characters, I could not put the book down.
Full marks, 5.
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Malcolm Paul Barber

It was amazing
Tannith, the princess of one country, and Kaden, the prince of another country, have found themselves in the turmoil of a war against all countries.
They must find the Cross of Tarlis to save the world.
Join them on this journey with good and evil, amazing characters, and magical creatures. The world-building is top-notch in the fast-paced easy to read book. I absolutely could not put this book down. I highly recommend this book for teen to adult.
I received a free ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Sara Irons