For fans of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and The Narnia Chronicles, the second installment in a thrilling epic fantasy series…English schoolboy Terry West’s life has been turned upside down. His best friend Joe is missing and presumed dead. And it was all his fault. If only he hadn’t given Joe one of his rune coins. Those damn rune coins that transported him to anotherFor fans of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and The Narnia Chronicles, the second installment in a thrilling epic fantasy series…English schoolboy Terry West’s life has been turned upside down. His best friend Joe is missing and presumed dead. And it was all his fault. If only he hadn’t given Joe one of his rune coins. Those damn rune coins that transported him to another world where Terry is a soldier, Teern Truthbringer, who was tasked with finding the Xannu. Wars are brewing and people from many lands and religions want the ailing Xannu for themselves and Teern’s job is to protect him. But first he must make a perilous journey to get him cured.Terry’s dreams also leave him out of touch with the magical woman Maria who has charge of healing Joe. How will Joe fare and will he survive in this world inhabited by warlocks, seductresses, priests and prophecy? Terry is praying he does.But Terry’s other life is the least of his problems. Back at home his strict Granddad is coming to stay, his school work is suffering badly, and the leggy sister of his school friend Brian is trying to get him to date. Why can’t everyone just leave him to himself?How will Terry balance the two lives he leads, solve two sets of problems, and understand the lessons he receives from both? Only time will tell. But time is something Terry doesn't have too much of, as everything is unfolding in ways he could never have imagined!Book 2 of 'The Southern Lands' saga“Listen to what the animals have to say. Listen to their advice. Do not rely on the word of mankind, for theirs is already a path leading towards disaster.” (Foretellings of Taesso 6:12-13)...
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xannu the healing Reviews
“Xannu – The Healing” is the 2nd novel in the Southern Land Saga and it follows directly on from the events that occurred in “Xannu – The Prophecy”. This review therefore will contain some spoilers about “Xannu – The Prophecy” and I would therefore advise people to read that novel first before reading this review. As said above, this novel picks up directly after the events of the first novel with the cast of characters remaining pretty much unchanged. In our own world, Terry is suffering guilt due to his friend Joe seemingly vanishing into an epic fantasy styled world known as the Southern Lands. He also is trying to survive the other regular aspects of being a young teenager as he tries to understand his feelings for Susan who has begun to take a much more active role in his life. In the Southern Lands themselves however the of Tern, Joe, Maria, Matthius and Selene are splitting up in an attempt to heal certain members of the group who have become ill. Tern, Matthius and Selene must travel to The Unforgiving, a desolate place where it is hoped that Matthius’ battle injuries can be treated. Meanwhile Joe and Maria must travel to the island of Tane where it is hoped that the Sorceresses may be able to help Joe so that he can return home.Once again Dorset had created a rather fast paced and entertaining fantasy novel that was fundamentally entertaining. I think the best elements of the novel were in regards to the sections which were set in our own world. I loved getting to see how Terry really begins to grow into a teenager with all the relevant levels of emotional change and associated struggles. His fledgling relationship with Susan is at times quite amusing and I enjoyed following his struggles to understand his feelings whilst Susan herself seemed to know exactly what she wanted. In addition, it was really interesting getting to discover that several other people in Terry’s life have had experience of the Southern Lands and it really piqued by curiosity about why and how this was happening.The fantasy sections of the novel however were probably missing a little bit of the excitement and thrills that I witnessed in the previous novel. It was still enjoyable to follow what was going on but these sections of the novel did suffer the most from middle book syndrome as it felt like the author was trying to set up the events of future novels. The characters however continued to be both believable and easy to emphasize with which ensured that I never wanted to skip sections even with rather limited overall progression in the fantasy elements of the story.Overall, this was a thoroughly enjoyable follow up novel that offers up a huge amount of promise for future books in the series. Whilst the overall story progression in the Southern Lands specifically was limited, I felt that this was more than made up for by the development we see in the characters in our own world. Personally, I am looking forward to picking up the 3rd book in the series so I can see where the story is going next.
Warning this review will contain spoilers about Xannu - The Prophecy.Xannu - The Healing is the second book in the Southern Lands Saga. The Xannu has been revealed and many groups wish to control him to make their prophecies come true. The cast of characters remains pretty much the same as in the first book Terry/Teern, Joe, Maria, Matthius, Selene, and Vixxa. Susan begins to take a bigger role in Terry's life and he finds a new friend in Steve as well. This book sees the group from the first book separate in order to take care of certain members that are sick. Teern, Matthius, and Selene are off to The Unforgiving to heal Matthius of a grievous injury sustained in battle. Maria and Joe are off to the island of Tane (where Vixxa is from) to get Joe cured so he can begin his journey home. This book shows some emotional growth for Terry as he is constantly confronted with the fact that his best friend is missing and it is his fault. He is also beginning a fledgling relationship with Susan who began pursuing him in The Prophecy. Terry also finds out that more people he knows may have been able to travel to The Southern Lands at some point in their lives. I thought this book included a lot of setup for the rest of the series while lacking a little bit of the adventure in that was found in the first book. It seemed that there was a bit more time spent in the real world than the Southern Lands. Now that being said I am actually very excited to see what the rest of the series will be bringing and I suspect that several more of Terry's friends will find themselves having some very vivid dreams in the near future. This book explores a lot more of the Southern Lands through the quests that the two parties are undertaking. Mayhem continues to be a presence as well and exposes a dark conspiracy that could involve some high ranking people throughout the lands. The Healing was a strong sequel to The Prophecy and Paul Dorset continues to have his characters act in believable ways that are easy to relate to. The series continues to hold my interest and I look forward to the third book very much.