Faelorehn is a story about a girl named Meghan who was adopted by the Elam family after she was found wandering the streets as a toddler. Since then, she has led a pretty average life. However, she always noticed that she looked a little different than everyone else: her eyes were weirdly slanted, she was taller than most people, and her eyes often changed colors of their own accord, shifting from blue to brown to green in a matter of minutes. Another feature that set Meghan apart from the rest were her dreams. She had terrible nightmares and visions that seemed so realistic, but of course they couldn’t be true, or could they?
Things all changed when one night she was dreaming that she was walking to a clearing near the swamp behind her house. When she woke up, she found herself standing in that exact clearing. As she looked around, she noticed several pairs of glowing purple eyes, and found herself looking at a large pack of hellish, doglike creatures coming out of the forest towards her. To add to the craziness of the scenario, the “homeless” man that had loitered around her school for several weeks now showed up and beat down the creatures, which he told her were called hellhounds. He introduced himself as Cade, and he was not, in fact, a homeless man, but a being called a Faelorehn. He then left, without any further explanation, after carrying the stunned Meghan back to her house.
Several days later, Meghan mat Cade again in a more civilized manner, and from that day forward, her life changed forever. Cade explained to her that she, too, was Faelorehn. He also told her that someone wanted her dead. Cade began to train Meghan for the dangers that she would face when she traveled back into the parallel universe that she belonged in, called Eile. However, The Morrigan, a greater Faelorehn known to Celts as the goddess of death, wants her dead, so will Meghan be able to complete her training and return to her rightful world, or will she be killed in the process?
When I first saw how long Faelorehn was, I doubted how good it would be. However, when I started reading it, I became entranced. It is very well written, and the characters are each well developed and explained in full. I would recommend this to any of my friends for sure. The only thing that could’ve improved this story is if it was longer, which is why I can’t wait for the next in the trilogy to come out. The author did a phenomenal job with this story, and I can’t wait to learn more about Meghan and her journey.