Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Return by Melissa Douthit: Book Review #50bookpledge

About the Book:

After the fall from the Maaldan cliff, Chalice is reunited with her friends on a journey that takes them to the coastline of Ielieria.  Little do Vlaad and his Fierain know what is in store for them as, bit by bit, their plans are thwarted by this blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty.

The small band of rebels then travels across the Realm, preparing it for war, while Chalice herself is brewing plans of her own that may just land her in the hot seat.  What will happen when she returns her father to the throne?  What will happen when he finds out what she has done?  And ... what will happen once Dar'Maalda learns of the rebels' location?

In the third and final novel of the trilogy, The Legend of the Raie'Chaelia, you find out.  It is a dramatic finish to an epic story of action, adventure, betrayal, forgiveness and love.

About the Author:

Melissa Douthit grew up in North County of San Diego, California. After graduating with a Computer Science degree in Southern California, and working for a summer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, she moved to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year and then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for another four years. From there, she moved to Monterey, California, to work at the Naval Postgraduate School on a government project for two years.

She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, working as a software engineer. Since high school, she has been a voracious reader of books of all genres, with an emphasis in fantasy and science fiction. Her literary work is strongly influenced by her professional experience and includes many elements of her scientific background. You can find out more about Melissa on her website:

My Review of the Book:

First off I have to say I really do not like when I read a book and then it comes to the end and that is it.  No more... Nothing...  I do not know about you, but if that happens to me I end up going into a reading funk and that's it for a bit.  I believe this is one reason why I am so in love with the amount of books trilogy books coming out.  This gives me an opportunity to hold onto the characters just a little bit longer.  Sure some may call it greedy, but reading is my little time to escape and I personally would not have it any other way!!

The weather is changing and if you are looking for something to keep you busy while your snuggling up by the fire look no further.  I really did enjoy this trilogy and definitely do recommend checking out Melissa and her novels.  She is a great writer and I loved the journey I got to travel in for this book tour.  From book one to book three, I was entertained and honestly was looking forward to all my down time so I could sneak away and get a chance to continue reading the books.

Not sure how to get your own copy or with the holiday season approaching looking for a copy for others??  Look no further:

Be sure to check out Melissa's website as she has a contest on now!  Just follow the link below for a chance to win a free e-reader or $75 gift certificate to the Amazon bookstore.  All readers have to do is leave a comment on this post:


Anonymous said...

Thank you for participating in the tour!

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Legend of the Raie'Chaelia series!