Title: The Eye of Tanúb
Series: Into Terratir Series # 1
Author: M. E. Cunningham
Published: June 13th, 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing
Word Count: 77,000
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure
Content Warning: Non-gratuitous violence
Recommended Age: 14+
Everyone thinks she’s crazy. And maybe she is. But Lauren Marriott knows her journey into Terratir happened. It was real, and she’s writing all down in frightening detail.
She has no patience for her brother Zach and his passion for stupid computer games until she finds a mysterious pendant in his room, pulsating with magical power. Lauren wants it, not realizing it’s a portal between this world and one of monsters, sorcerers, and dangerous quests.
Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what she’d find in the terrifying world of The Warlord—death at every turn, but also a love stronger than time itself.
In order to escape Terratir, Lauren, Zach, and their new found friends, must complete the impossible quest for the Eye of Tanúb, a relic of immense power, which The Warlord has already stolen for himself.
I stood on the threshold, looking out over a wide valley dotted with trees and boulders and even a couple of small buildings. Our teammates cheered, running to steal the other team’s flag. Zach followed them down a steep hill and over the verdant valley that separated the Guild’s home base from the Legion’s.
I could hear the enemy before I saw them, their battle howls penetrating through a cloud of fear that was slowly developing like a storm in my mind, chilling my blood. I watched Zach slow as soon as he saw them too, and then stop dead in his tracks.
My mouth went dry.
The Legion had giant werewolves with black chain mail on their team, saliva dripping from their exposed fangs. Zombie sorcerers, decked out in colorful magical robes, their skin dangling in clumps from their faces. Finally, the dark-skinned drows came screaming across the field, their daggers glinting in the sun.
I didn’t know we’d be fighting fierce monsters and demonic beings. Suddenly, the battlegrounds didn’t seem so exciting. I quickly hid behind a large rock, panting in fear, because the doors to the battlegrounds had shut and there was no way out. My teammates met up with the enemy in the center of the valley and battled hand to hand.
The eye of Tanub evolves around two siblings who are tranported to another realm much like a video game that the boy plays. Much like other siblings these two fight and have to learn to work together to get out unhurt, problem is will they be able to or will they continue on with their rivalry. The author did a great job with the scenarios that they brought into this novel. If you like books that are fantasy/video games/YA, this one is definitely for you.
About the Author:
M.E. Cunningham came from a land, far, far away, and ended up on a little farm in northern Utah, living with numerous magical creatures: horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a goat. Cunningham began writing quite by accident, the fall through the fabric of time dropped M.E. into the mysterious land of Terratir.
Terratir is not the first magical realm Cunningham has discovered, but it is the only one to be written about so far. Favorite topics include ghosts, monsters, dragons, and magic. Cunningham also likes TV, going to the movies, and camping in the mountains as long as there are no spiders, mosquitoes, or ticks.
Cunningham’s first book, Reluctant Guardian, was published in August 2013. While always in search of the strange and unexplainable, this author will write each story as it is discovered. Be on the look out!
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