The life of the Djen should have been idyllic as they lived in concert with earth, air, wind and fire, but a rebellion was fermented by those known as the elves of lore. As the rebellion grew, wars and raids took their toll until there were no living Guardians left and a threat arose to the very existence of both dimensions. But there is a secret known to only a few Djen-–there is one last living Guardian, hidden away in the other dimension and soon to come of age and her powers. And this Guardian may be the one prophesied by Lorn, born to save them all.
Stevie thinks of herself as a normal teenager, with a loving mother, a dog, and two best friends. Soon she will be graduating from high school and is feeling a bit adrift as she has no solid plans for her future. A series of frightening events occur that throw her normal life into chaos. Her birthmark begins to grow and glow, taking on a new shape in agonizing bursts. Her mother is attacked at work by strangely-garbed thugs and Stevie feels as though she is being constantly watched.
As it turns out, she is being watched over by Colton, who has patiently watched her grow for eighteen years, waiting for the moment that she is ready to take her place as Guardian and to take him into her heart. But there are others searching for her, and he has to be vigilant to ensure that she remain hidden, and if found, that she survives. The fate of the world and the two civilizations that share it are at stake. Stevie will have to give up all to save any of it.
Fable is book one of the Lorn Prophecy. It is a new take on old myths with a fascinating premise and intriguing, well-thought-out characters. The authors do an excellent job of world-building, complicated by the challenge of creating two worlds in one. They also do an outstanding job blending Fantasy and Urban Fantasy and really break new ground.
The fantasy dimension of the Djen is written in a lyrical, flowing manner that one expects of fantasy. Steve’s modern world is edgier, raw and fast-moving as one expects in Urban Fantasy. The transition between the two styles can be a bit jarring for the reader as the tale moves back and forth between the two and that sensation beautifully solidifies the atmosphere and challenges for the characters as they make the transitions. This first book in the series absolutely hooked me.
- Paperback: 442 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 13, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1484143515
- ISBN-13: 978-1484143513
Books in the the Lorn Prophecy series in the order they should be read: