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DARK FEY will take you on a roller coaster ride into two separate worlds – the one of the Light Loving Fey (fairy) and the other of the Reviled Fey or the dark world. Ayla of the Light Fey, who was prepped at the Temple to be a Guardian, is bestowed with a great gift of speaking and hearing with her mind and of taking others’ pain. She protects the childfey from the Dark Fey who steal them away from their families. Marden, also of the Light Fey is a Celebrant with extraordinary powers, as well. Ayla and Marden become close, but Ayla’s powers sense a threat and she is unable to share it with Marden for fear he will think she’s strange. Ayla feels the presence of another waiting in the shadows. Who is this Dark One and what does he want of her?
DARK FEY is of the fantasy genre, which is not usually what I read, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It is a quick read, but you will want to go slowly so as not to miss any of this amazing fantasy of light and dark, good and evil, the loved and unloved. It is a story of courage in the face of formidable peril.
Cynthia Morgan, in this debut novel, writes with vivid descriptions, engaging characters, and an intense storyline. It is the first of three novels, and I am looking forward to reading part two. I first met Cynthia, known as Morgan, on her blog booknvolume where most of her posts showcase her beautiful poetry. Her prose is every bit as lovely as her verse. Please stop by her blog and read more about this amazing author .
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy, romance, and great storytelling. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
MICHELLE JAMES, BOOK CHAT, May 18, 2014
Driven by characters filled with the charm of the Light Fey and the brutal force of the Dark Fey, once again, the battle between the light and dark comes is fought for love under the poetic care of Cynthia A. Morgan. Dark Fey: Reviled is the tale of the kind and caring Ayla, of the light fey a she struggles to maintain the secret of her special gift, making her insecure, unsure of her own worth and awkward in social situations. Feeling she is being followed or watched, Ayla discovers someone in the shadows is communicating with her mind to mind. Who is this dark being? Why won’t they come into the light? Too afraid to be called peculiar again, she tells only one person. Is she losing her mind or is this voice real? Has one of the Reviled escaped from their realm to bring harm to Ayla’s people or does this voice belong to someone scared, alone and begging to be rescued? Who is this boy who speaks only to Ayla? Are they speaking through their minds or through their hearts?
Cynthia A. Morgan has created a fantasy world with light and airy characters and has infused a magical, fantasy feel throughout this tale. It is hard not to fall in love with every well-placed word and every highly charged emotion. She writes beautifully detailed scenes that come alive from the joy of that first kiss to agony and pain. There is no over the top action, the masses do not engage in all-out war, but the fight to rescue a light faerie from the clutches of darkness and evil comes across with true sacrifice, a strong conviction to do the right thing and the power of love. Beautifully written, lovingly plotted and simply magical in the delivery!
Dii, Top 500 Reviewer, Tome Tender, May 17, 2015
To say this story is enchanting, would be to make the understatement of the year.
Cynthia Morgan tells a tale with such descriptive vigour, you become a nail biter out of sheer anticipation! The story is a sweet mixture, an expected outcome with a few unexpected twists. It is creative, exciting, and yes... A few times my heart was racing so fast, I had to force myself not to turn the page just too fast to get instant gratification!
The story is beautiful, filled with love and empathy - a lot of emotion and a lot of beauty. The message is clear for me, and I truly connected right down to a personal, spiritual level with this: In darkness, there is light.
This is not for the faint-hearted, and some of the scenes are brutal, but much as Ayla, Cynthia's mix eventually soothes and brings a smile to your face. There just aren't' enough accolades to attribute to this...
I am glad I put out a call for reading suggestions, and I am even happier that this book was named to me. Romance, Friendship and Beauty all wrapped up in the bittersweet rival between good and evil.
Thank you Cynthia, for a fantastic read, and I do hope there are a few adventures in the making to follow on from this!
*** I noted, after writing this, that I used the word beautiful many times - but I am not going to change that. I honestly thought it was a beautiful, imaginative, creative, poetic story! I highly recommend it to anyone who has a love for Fairies. xxx
ADRI SINCLAIR, Author , May 18, 2015
Cynthia Morgan drenches you in fascinating, magical descriptions and enchanted characters. Yes, it is a tale set in a foreign, out -of- our- world landscape, but the element that distinguishes it involves the rich detail of place and characters. The love interest becomes complicated, and the fact that it is not resolved in this first episode is tantalizing as it opens the door for further development in the next novel of the series. She reveals the world of the reviled, the character who struggles to breach the gap that will lead to his freedom from being reviled to being revealed as the true citizen of the world from which he was once abducted. There is love, there is pain,there is intrigue, all ingredients that provide the reader who thrives on fantasy to say, "Yes, I have found a new voice in a new author!" with whom to travel.
PATRICIA BROWN, LANGUAGE ARTS PROFESSOR/IND CONSULTANT , May 20, 2014