I loved the protagonists, the concept and the story. The start is slow as each girl needs to be introduced and the stage set for the casting of the spell. In brief, four friends cast a spell to find their soul mates. Accompanied by the accidental inclusion of their dog and cat in the magic circle, they arrive in another world peopled with fabled creatures. The girls discover they possess elemental magic which they must learn to control as they team with members of the Griffin Guard to battle an ancient enemy. Other reviewers in 2011 found the shifting of narrative from internal musings in first person to actions reported in third person was confusing, but once you get the sense of it, no problems. The Arrival ends in a cliff hanger, which of course is the way of trilogies.
I look forward to reading the next book.
Bound by love, drawn by magick, happily ever after won’t come without a fight.Looking for love, four friends cast a spell. Thrust into a terrifying new world, they find themselves fighting for their lives, until help drops in. Now, alongside the Griffon Guard, they must learn to use powers they never knew they had, to save a world they never knew existedLove might be an option, but only if they defeat an ancient darkness hell bent on ruling the world...
About the Author
Nicole MacDonald is a thirty something year old Kiwi who loves to read and moonlights as a novelist. From a young age she fantasized about being the heroine in the books and/or movies she watched and credits the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' for really inspiring her. Writing only occurred to her a few years ago after reading an abysmal tale with silly useless females where upon she decided to write a tale solely for herself where the girls got to kick butt without the usual sob story--betrayed/abused/abandoned etc. That little tale eventuated into the BirthRight Trilogy. Nicole's current daydream is that Joss Whedon (aka the genius of film) will discover the BirthRight Trilogy and demand the film rights to it. Until then, she's working on several other writing projects and aiming to explore the world with her fiance.