Introducing Amara Starling: Author of Children of the Eclipse

Friday, March 21, 2014


Children of the Eclipse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Suggested Age: 18+
Genre: Fantasy

It is my pleasure to introduce friend and author, Amara Starling! I have had the honor of being an early reader for her brand new book, Children of the Eclipse. Before I post the synopsis, I want to take the time to share a few of my thoughts about the first book and what I enjoyed about it.

Everyone knows that I am not the biggest fan of books written in first-person. There are only a handful of books that I have read in first person perspective that really grab my attention. Usually I feel awkward—as if I am an unwanted invader in their mind. Few authors can smooth over that awkwardness for me and Amara is one of them. For me to say this is an immense compliment as often as not—I won’t even read this perspective.

Though the story is a fantasy, the characters are realistic and intriguing. Often in first person—I feel that I do not get to know the rest of the cast. I feel that Amara has done an adequate job with making sure that you know each of her characters. She doesn’t neglect them in favor of her narrator.

I would really love to do a full review for this book—that is an honor I am going to hang on to until this fantastic tale has been published.

This is an author that I would love for you all to connect with, especially if you are interested in fantasy, dragons, action, and deliciously handsome characters for you to fall in love with.

When discovered by her enemies in the dragon city of Acariya, Symphony Ryelle is forced to face her greatest fears and the secrets of who she is.

Every two-thousand years on the continent of Orivnea, the two moons align for a rare double eclipse, leaving any child born beneath it with the endowment of immortality. Symphony is the last Eclipsian, and despite her meticulously cautious lifestyle, there is one man who hunts her, and his desire to have her unusual gift knows no bounds. Luckily, Symphony is in good hands; or so she thought.

Graggerden, the great King of the Council dragons has vowed his protection over the much sought after Eclipsian, but when he signs an alliance treaty with the Sainai Faction on Mylos, he doesn’t realize he’s made a deal with his adversaries; even worse is the guilt he must deal with when he sends Symphony there for her protection, and inadvertently ends up pushing her into the arms of her oppressors.

With the love and devotion of a patient King, a war-laden General, and her dearest friend, Symphony will defend herself and the integrity of Acariya in a heroic battle that will lead to the discovery of a much deeper revelation.

Amara Starling is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has a background in pre-kindergarten education. She began writing short stories and poetry at an early age, and later, with the encouragement of her college English professor, Amara chose to pursue a career in writing. She also enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her children.

Learn more by visiting  her fanpage at https://www.facebook.com/AmaraStarling

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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I'm a stay at home/work at home mama and I love to read. I have six beautiful daughters who inspire me to be a better person and to pursue wisdom.

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