December 31, 2012

We’re very excited to be part
of the blog tour for

Elder (Firstborn #3)
by Raine Thomas

This final book in the Firstborn trilogy has just been released and it’s a great

ending to a fabulous story!!

 First, check out the trailer for this great book!

Ana will put Elder on her top shelf!

About the book:

Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn’t making it easy.

He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she’s endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can’t get any worse.

She’s wrong.

Ana’s Review:

As usual, I was nervous about reading the final book in a series that I have greatly enjoyed.  But, I need not have been.  Once again, the author weaves in adventure, twists and turns and romance…all the elements I was hoping for.  This book is a very good ending to a series that captured my attention from the very beginning.

The characters I’ve come to love from this series are all present in this installment and their stories continue to be intertwined as they search for the last piece of the Elder Scroll needed to keep the evil Mercesti from gaining power in the Estilorian plane.  Although this book has a focus on Clara-Kate and Ini-herit, we are still treated to scenes involving Tiege and Ariana, Quincy and Sophie and Tate and Zachariah.  All of the characters show growth in this book, especially Ariana who has had such a difficult time and now needs to focus on her own strength to help her family.  Zachariah also goes through an amazing transformation and I love his interactions and the support he gets from Tate.  Clara-Kate and Ini-herit’s story is both heartbreaking and beautiful.  They’ve had time together in the human world and Clara-Kate remembers it all…but Ini-herit does not.  The strength she shows in the midst of this tragic turn will bring a tear to your eye and the continued hope she feels will fill your heart with faith that all will work out somehow.

I wish I could tell you more about this story.  I wish I could sit down with you and discuss it all.  Unfortunately, there’s a strong likelihood that, if allowed to tell you everything I want to, I’ll spoil this book for you.  And I don’t want to do that.  I will say that if you’ve read any of Raine’s books you already know that the world she creates is vivid and smart, the characters she shares are complex and deep, and the relationships she weaves are realistic and timeless.  This book is no different!  I’m just sad this series has come to an end!!

About the Author: 

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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