Thursday, 21 February 2013

Blindsighted Wanderer by E.C. Hibbs


The Wall has long kept Elitland Valley safe from the demons on the other side. For centuries the villagers have avoided speaking of the Wall or the creatures it protects them from.

Upon their return from the annual Country Fayre, the older Atego brothers learn of their father’s passing. When fifteen year old Silas Atego learns the mysterious illness that took his father might have been a curse from a demon, his need for answers draws him to the one place he must not go. The far side of the Wall.

When Silas is still missing days later, his older brother Raphael sets out on his own to bring him home. On his journey, Raphael learns how it was his ancestor who was cursed by a demon creature from the Lake and had the Wall built to keep them out. More desperate than ever to find his brother, his search draws Raphael to the same terrifying barrier.

Along the brothers’ individual travels they face their greatest fears, make lifelong friends, and more importantly, learn the truth of what happened centuries ago.

Blindsighted Wanderer is a tale about how truth and forgiveness will set you free. Where myths are transformed to legends that last a lifetime. The brothers leave their home as desperate boys but return to their family as honorable men.

Blindsighted Wanderer is a young adult fantasy, coming of age story appropriate for readers 12 +.


Excerpt 1:  The Indie Shop

Love. The word spilled a thousand connotations, and she mulled over them behind a wordless facade. Love had its place in the world. It was a brittle alliance. Allowing it to overstep its boundaries, one might as well hand over a blade, and bear the heart to receive it.

Excerpt 2: Kristina’s Books and More

She imagined one long moment, lying on the surface. The light was harsh and directionless, throwing confused shadows over everything. The lake extended on forever, with no trace of land or sky; for above, there was another surface. It was as though a second lake had been tipped upside down, yet remained in position, pinning her where she lay, trapped between two worlds.

Excerpt 3: Jean Booknerd

“Raph? What’s on the other side of the wall?”
“That’s a forbidden place, Si. We must never go there. I don’t know why. Nobody does. We just know that we are not welcome. It is called Evertodomus to us.”
“What does that mean?”
“It means home of the demons. I want you to promise me that you will never go there. I might not get you back.”

Excerpt 4: TSK TSK What to Read

“I am but a mirror for your own thoughts. I do not always tell you what you wish to hear, though in your heart, you know it is true. The only reason you are forever asking me things is because you cannot admit them to yourself. You are blind to what you truly know because you do not want to believe it.”


If you want a good read then you HAVE to check out this book.  

What more can you ask for.  Excellent writing, characters you can get attached to and more.

 This book had me on the edge, always wondering what more was coming, what was gonna happen. 

Silas sets off to find out what happened to their father, and when he goes missing his brother Raphael must take up the search and find him AND the truth. 

They both go on their own tasks to find out what really happened and along the way they find more then they bargained for. Can they find the truth?  Will they find each other and solve their problems?

You will have to read the book to find out.  


E. C. Hibbs has lived all her life in Cheshire, north-west England. A lover of stories from an early age, she wrote her first 'book' when she was five, and throughout school was a frequent visitor to the younger classes to read her tales to the children.
Living so near the coast, she loves anything to do with the sea. She studied Animal Behaviour at university and longs to work with marine mammals in the future. As well as nature and animals, she also has a soft spot for history, and loves paying visits to castles, cathedrals and museums.
There are many things she could be without, but writing isn't one of them. She carries a pen everywhere, in case an idea appears, and takes pride in still seeing the world as brimming with magic. Besides writing, she reads obsessively, her favourite genres being the classics and all kinds of fantasy. She also enjoys Disney and horror films, practising Shotokan karate, drawing, archery, and playing with her very cheeky kitten.


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