Monday, January 14, 2013

The Drifting by: L. Filloon

Title: The Drifting
Author: L. Filloon
Pages: 402
Series: The Velesi Trilogy #2
Format: ebook
Source: Stormi @Lightning Book Promotions

Description:

“Welcome to Velesi, Princess.”

It is Lily’s first day in the Velesi realm but not as the princess she was made to believe, but as a captive to a strange Lithi elf name Ziri – Tharin and Tolan’s mysterious brother. Who is he and why has he taken her? Or is he only a pawn in someone’s deadly game of chess?

Tharin and Lily discover a prophecy involving the Unnamed Sidhe and a way back to Eirrell, the birthplace of the Thirteen Clans. However, before they can get to the doorway to Eirrell, Lily must first make it to the Day of the Seating to take her rightful place on the throne of the Willow Clan.

Tharin must keep Lily safe until the Day of the Seating even if it means keeping the beautiful Sidhe warrior Kalis close to him. Will he be able to protect his naïve, but stubborn bride-to-be not just from Harlu but from his warrior mistress? He once again turns to his brother and cousin, to only find that Tolan has his own problems with his feisty Julia.

Thank goodness for the future king of Velesi that he has Phoris, Alorn and Mellis to cover his royal back.

Welcome to Velesi, a realm existing alongside our own with their own rules, their own players and their own way of life.


My Thoughts:  

When Lily crosses into Velesi she is separated from the group captured by Ziri a half brother to Tolan and Tharin.  The only way to fulfill the prophecy is to keep Lily safe no matter what. This includes deceiving many people into believing the Velesi Princess Lily has died.  

Lily is unaware that Tharin has fallen in love with Lily.  That everything he does for the most part is an act to protect his love.  Lily also learns the fate of her brother Lucas and only wants his body freed from where he is. 

She desperately wants to go home and not be the future Queen.  Home where things are normal and elves aren't part of the equation.  Time and again she finds herself being confused by the relationship between herself and her Prince Tharin and whether he loves her. 

This book was incredible and is as good as The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa anyone who loves that series will find them being pulled into the Velesi Realm and not want to leave.  A great story, full of adventure, romance, suspense. 

3 shout outs:

Stormi Johnson said...

Great review!

L. Filloon said...

Thank you, Paula! It is an amazing review and I am humbled by your comparison to an incredible author. Thank you again!

Take care!
L. Filloon

Paula said...

You are very welcome, thank you for a great story to read