Auralia's Colors: A Novel - eBook  -     By: Jeffrey Overstreet
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WaterBrook Press / 2008 / ePub

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When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster's footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of history.

Cloaked in mystery, Auralia grows up among criminals outside the walls of House Abascar, where vicious beastmen lurk in shadow. There, she discovers an unsettling-and forbidden-talent for crafting colors that enchant all who behold them, including Abascar's hard-hearted king, an exiled wizard, and a prince who keeps dangerous secrets.

Auralia's gift opens doors from the palace to the dungeons, setting the stage for violent and miraculous change in the great houses of the Expanse.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780307446206
ISBN-13: 9780307446206
Availability: In Stock
Series: Auralia Thread

Endorsements

“Overstreet paints vividly imagined scenes and develops his characters and story with thought-provoking insights into human motivations.” — CBA Retailers+Resources

“[Overstreet weaves] a story filled with an intriguing plot; vivid characters; and, most importantly, imagination.” — Church Libraries

“Overstreet writes gorgeous and gritty fantasy that leaves us wanting more.”—Youth Worker Journal

“If you’re a fan of fantasy such as Lord of the Rings or J.R.R. Tolkien, than you'll love Auralia's Colors, an awesome tale for young and old alike.” — The Midwest Book Review

Publisher's Weekly

Film critic and author Overstreet (Through a Screen Darkly ) offers a powerful myth for his first foray into fiction. The kingdom of Abascar is cloaked in gloom, sentenced to an ongoing "wintering" by a jealous queen, in which colors have been done away with and are only allowed in the royal court. But young Auralia, found as a baby by the river and raised by outcasts, has a talent for finding colors everywhere and bringing them to life in a way no one has ever seen before. The fate of the kingdom rests on what Auralia chooses to do and how the king responds. Overstreet creates a world with not only its own geography but its own vocabulary-it is haunted by beastmen, home to cloudgrasper trees, vawns (something like dinosaurs) and twister fish. There are Christian bones to the story-particularly in the mystery of the beast called the Keeper, who is "always moving about, but he likes to hide just to see who'll come seeking"-which may be too obvious to some and not at all clear to others. Overstreet's writing is precise and beautiful, and the story is masterfully told. Readers will be hungry for the next installment.(Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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  1. dazfused
    Hayward, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Not a good choice
    February 5, 2013
    dazfused
    Hayward, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for #1: Auralia's Colors: The Red Strand.
    My firiend bought this book. I started this book and was not impressed. If it is suppose to be a christian based book where the bible references. I told my friend don't read it she should send it back to you and complain. Not a good book or a good show on christianity like in other books I have bought from CBD.....
  2. the man with a plan
    Highland, New York
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    January 27, 2010
    the man with a plan
    Highland, New York
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    This review was written for #1: Auralia's Colors: The Red Strand.
    This was the most interesting fantasy that I have ever read. It was as if the writer's pen was a paint brush, and was painting the book; as if the world was black and white. And when it got to the end the world was filled with colors. This is a very colorful book. I do recommend it to all fantasy readers.
  3. Fantasy lover
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 29, 2009
    Fantasy lover
    This review was written for #1: Auralia's Colors: The Red Strand.
    Auralia's Colors is a bit different of a fantasy than I am used to. It was somewhat darker than the stories I usually read. I found it in our local library and decided to try it out. the story was well written but I found the descriptions of the villains in the last chaper quite disgusting (kids may not want to read that chapter)and I definitely don't like it when a character I have come to like dies (I won't say who). But I hope that the later books in this series have a bit lighter a tone than this one. such books as this can depress me at time and afterward I must find a lighter book to read. But it is good to fight boredom or read on a rainy day.Try it. Who knows. you might like it more than I do. I just get tired of the dark tones in the movies, books, or just life in particular sometimes. I read as an escape. I preferr to escape into something wonderful and exciting. This book just didn't quite fit the bill for me.
  4. Jill Williamson
    Oregon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 19, 2008
    Jill Williamson
    Oregon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    This review was written for #1: Auralia's Colors: The Red Strand.
    Two Gatherer thieves find an abandoned child lying in a massive footprint near the river. They take the girl back to the village where she grows up wild and mysterious amongst the Gatherers, those unworthy of living inside the walls of House Abascar. The girl, Auralia, has a unique gift, the ability to weave breathtaking colors from the world around her. When Queen Jaralaine issues a proclamation that sends all of House Abascar into a colorless season of winter, Auralias gift becomes illegal.As Abascars Winter stretches year after year Auralia grows up, nearing the age of sixteen when all enter House Abascar for the Rites of Privilege to show what gifts they might offer the kingdom. As the Rites draw near, Auralia must decide if she will go and reveal her gift to the king or if she will remain safely hidden in the forest all her days. Either way, her choice could mean the end of life as she knows it.Auralias Colors was a unique book. The writing was beautiful. I couldnt read it as fast as I like to read. It had many point of views, but the author brought them all together in the end in a wonderful way that fulfilled most of the plot lines, but left several dangling so that I have to read the next book to find out what happens. It was entertaining, creative, and unique. Recommended.
  5. Jacquelyn
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    October 30, 2008
    Jacquelyn
    This review was written for #1: Auralia's Colors: The Red Strand.
    Stylistically and thematically I found the book captivating. Although it was enthralling, I had to put the book down due to some unnecessary violent and suggestive content. This was disappointing because it was so good otherwise!
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