Lethal Inheritance

Lethal Inheritance

Tahlia Newland / Jan 20, 2020

Lethal Inheritance A scream pierces the night Ariel jolts awake and watches in horror as demons drag her mother into a hidden realm She finds help and sets off on a rescue mission But to defeat the demons who feed on f

  • Title: Lethal Inheritance
  • Author: Tahlia Newland
  • ISBN: 9780987323125
  • Page: 137
  • Format: ebook
  • A scream pierces the night Ariel jolts awake and watches in horror as demons drag her mother into a hidden realm She finds help and sets off on a rescue mission But to defeat the demons, who feed on fear and seek to enslave the human race, she must learn a secret esoteric wisdom to awaken the dormant, but potentially explosive, power of her mind.Walnut, a quirky old wisA scream pierces the night Ariel jolts awake and watches in horror as demons drag her mother into a hidden realm She finds help and sets off on a rescue mission But to defeat the demons, who feed on fear and seek to enslave the human race, she must learn a secret esoteric wisdom to awaken the dormant, but potentially explosive, power of her mind.Walnut, a quirky old wise man, guides her through treacherous inner and outer landscapes, and Nick, the powerful Warrior who travels with them, proves a dangerous attraction Can Ariel defeat the sadistic demon lord before he kills her and enslaves her mother The stakes are high, death a real possibility Fail now, and she fails humanityA Seal of Excellence

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      • Tahlia Newland

        Tahlia Newland, author of the multi award winning Diamond Peak Series, writes inspirational metaphysical and speculative fiction with a touch or of romance She is also an editor and a mask maker who loves creating digital art and sitting on her veranda staring at the rain forest.Before writing full time, she had over 20 years experience in scripting and performing in Visual Theatre and Theatre in Education In 2012, she set up Awesome Indies Books to showcase quality independent fiction She has had extensive training in meditation and Buddhist philosophy and lives in Australia with a husband and a cheeky Burmese cat called George She also has a wonderful adult daughter.


    1. 5 StarsThe demons in this book are real. They live unseen among us.There are other planes of existence within our own world.Without conscious effort to avoid it, we all fall prey to the Serpentinee lead-in to Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia NewlandThe intensity of those words caused me to stop for a few moments of reflection.I know about demons and their existence in this world. I have fought with a few, and I realize there are always more battles on the horizon. I also know demons aren't unseen. I [...]

    2. Ariel’s battle with boredom and a sense of disconnect from her everyday life comes to an abrupt and terrifying halt one night when her mother, Nadima, is kidnapped by two horrifying creatures whose existence ought to be impossible, but isn’t: demons with an apparent malevolent agenda, who seem to have targeted Ariel’s mother for a reason. Set on a frightening journey to find and rescue her mum, Ariel soon learns there’s another world hidden behind the visible one, where the fight for the [...]

    3. Lethal Inheritance has some of the best writing that I have seen in a long time. Tahlia Newland makes everything and everyone come alive. It was like I was reading the book with 3D glasses on; everything was so vivid. If you like fantasy books at all, you HAVE to read Lethal Inheritance. You know what I found awesome, right off the bat with Lethal Inheritance? On the first page of the kindle edition I had there was a summary of the book. I know that may seem like a simple, little thing, but I th [...]

    4. Tahlia Newland has managed to WOW me once again with a story that takes magical realism, fantasy, and everyday problems that teenagers struggle with, and combines them into a story that will whisk you away from reality while at the same time teach you lessons in ways that are enjoyable. Lethal Inheritance is about a teenager named Ariel, whose life is turned upside down in the blink of an eye, or rather, a scream from her mother. Cast in to a world that she did not even know existed, Ariel watch [...]

    5. This story has a fun and quirky ensemble of characters that I think everybody will enjoy. There is a lot of traveling and adventure in a fantasy world full of dangers and humor.When Ariel travels to a different world to try to save her mother from kidnappers. She must learn to fight and wield a weapon in a very short period of time. Luckily there is Nick who comes her way and helps her. Nick not only teaches her how to fight, he is her guide to this magical and imaginative world that was beyond [...]

    6. This book seriously wowed me, and I've read LOTS of fantasy. It's about this girl, Ariel, whose mother is kidnapped by demons. She is then thrust into a role she never held before - that of a demon slayer, complete with a special sword. She begins her journey to the top of the mountain, where she must kill the Master demon Rasama to free her mother. She also learns magic along the way.Her love for her mother touched me. No matter what happened, or how hopeless it seemed, she never gave up fighti [...]

    7. I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.Ugh, I don't know why I found this book so hard to read. On paper, it should be good, it's about a young girl with a destiny trying to save her mother from a pack of hungry demons and a quest through a strange and wonderful world. Why didn't I love it?I think my problem was this book was just too much for me. It was trying to be serious and funny and eccentric and young adult and romantic al [...]

    8. Lethal Inheritance is many things…It's the first novel in The Diamond Peak series. It’s exciting and uplifting, thrilling and thoroughly positive, and it shows huge challenges and how to overcome them. It made me giggly and silly and generally happy.But it’s also soul-crushingly dark and creepy in parts. Those parts left me feeling a little gutted, a little hollow inside and filled with a desire to expel the darkness. Perhaps it was my Serpentine rising up to overcome my inner Radiance or [...]

    9. LETHAL INHERITANCE is the first in the YA fantasy Diamond peak series. I don’t know if author Tahlia Newland had a particular peak in her mind as she wrote this series – but I spent the whole book with Mt Cook in my mind. I hasten to add that Mt Cook doesn’t have demons living in it, whispering reeds, shifting stones and a group of different zones to lure you in and make you forget the real world. At least I hope it doesn’t.Ariel and her mother Nadima live alone, her father died when she [...]

    10. The story commences when the teenage heroine of Tahlia Newland's "Lethal Inheritance", Arial, is hurtled into a new life, discovering that she has a unique inheritance when her mother is kidnapped by demons. To rescue her mother, Arial must venture from her apparently safe, suburban world into a hidden realm."Lethal Inheritance" is a fantasy novel, the first in a series called "Diamond Peak". I purchased and read this novel to dip into the booming field of fantasy. Previously, my fantasy reading [...]

    11. Lethal Inheritance is contemporary young adult fantasy adventure by Australian author Tahlia Newland. Seventeen year old Ariel is stunned to learn of a hidden world that exists alongside her own when her mother is abducted by demonic creatures, a world she must now enter if she is to rescue Nadima from their clutches. With only a dagger once wielded by her father and an elderly guide to lead her, Ariel must conquer her fear to defeat the Serpentine and save not only her mother, but the world for [...]

    12. One dark and terrible night, Ariel's mother is dragged away from their home and abducted by horrible demons. Helpless and clueless as to what has just happened to her, Ariel hopes it's all a bad dream. In the light of morning the truth is clear. Her mother, Nadima, is gone. An old woman named Maya appears and seems to know exactly what's happening. Trusting in her council, Ariel leaves her home and embarks on a journey into a hidden land alongside our own.Overwhelmed with unbelievable supernatur [...]

    13. I received Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland from the author for review, and this is my honest review.After finishing Lethal Inheritance I can honestly say that I haven’t read anything like it before, and I mean that in a very good way. In this story we meet a young girl named Ariel who witness’ her mother, Nadima being kidnapped my strange creatures in the middle of the night. Ariel doesn’t know anything other than that she needs to save her mother. So that is her mission in this book. [...]

    14. In a overcrowded YA fantasy genre, Lethal Inheritance is a well constructed story with plenty of ups and downs, a clever dash of humour, and a clearly defined atmosphere. Our heroine Ariel is plunged straight into her worst nightmare when her mother is abducted by demons that literally chill her soul. And what Tahlia Newland does very effectively is to show us powerfully how any teenager must feel when faced with the choice of leaving behind a familiar world and embracing something new and chall [...]

    15. What I liked: I loved recognizing the allegories between what Ariel goes through and different religious elements that were presented, things I only recognized in the story because I had somewhat studied about the different religions in varying degrees of seriousness over the last few years, though I have to say that they weren't really in your face, it took me a while to actually catch on with them. This was executed well, with the allegories hidden behind what was happening in this fantasy rea [...]

    16. Lethal Inheritance is an action-packed metaphysical YA fantasy adventure. The action and tension in the story start quickly with the abduction of Ariel's mother by a demon, and her own narrow escape, followed by her quest to rescue her mother. She is guided by knowledgeable and likeable characters who teach her ways to learn self-control and master physical and mental techniques (hence the 'metaphysical' in my description earlier) to find and overcome the demon who kidnapped her mother, Nadima. [...]

    17. ***I received the eBook free as a review copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***An interesting book, which I was fully prepared to enjoy. This fantasy book revolves around a girl names Ariel who lives a seemingly normal life. That is, until her mom, Nadima, gets kidnapped by demons and Ariel has to set out on a journey to kill the Master Demon, Rasama, to free her. Ariel has to undergo severe Warrior training in the hopes to defeat Rasama. She is accompanied by Walnut and Nick [...]

    18. Putting on young shoes, this is definitely a 5 star. Slopping in my comfy middle-aged slippers, this is definitely a 5 star. The writing is every bit as good as any hunk of Rowling's fantasy, and if anything the plot has more originality. I have to admit to being a bit of a long-term fan of books that can mysteriously pluck me from everyday life and plunge me into the realms of fantasy. The escape into otherness, away from this all too real existence, to weird places that night's illusions so of [...]

    19. I feel like I’ve been saying this often lately but I honestly don’t know why I took so long to read this book. I’ve been following the author’s blog almost since I started this one and so I’ve heard so much about Lethal Inheritance! And right from the beginning I was hooked. The reader meets Ariel and the action begins almost all at once, with a little transition to keep things moving smoothly.Ariel is definitely a strong character and I was rooting for her from the beginning. Even whe [...]

    20. You'll need a sword not a smart phoneTahlia Newland is an author who remembers the fear and bravado that every teen feels when first stepping away from their parents. She also understands that only by challenging her characters to their breaking points, can their true selves be examined. In Lethal Inheritance, this first book in the Diamond Peak series, she delves into all of that and more.Ariel is a typical teen living with her single mom--until demons break into their house and brutally assaul [...]

    21. I was provided a copy of Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland in exchange for an honest review.This is book one in the Diamond Peak series and the beginning of seventeen year old Ariel’s journey into a strange and frightening world. The story starts out with Ariel dealing with many of the ordinary teen issues such as exams and boys. Ariel’s life drastically changes when her mother is kidnapped by demons. Suddenly Ariel is drawn into a world she never imagined existed and told that the only w [...]

    22. Lethal Inheritance is a young adult fantasy whose story starts out quickly with our protagonist Ariel waking up to her mom being abducted by demons right in front of her eyes. After a brief but intense struggle, Ariel was knocked out by one of the demons and woke up where everything was exactly where it belonged! Except, of course, for her mother who was still gone. An ancient family friend visits, dumps the severity of the situation upon Ariel (mom was abducted by demons and it’s up to Ariel [...]

    23. It is extremely difficult to find a new take on the quest archetype that is so prevalent in the fantasy genre. There are authors that try and end up failing miserably and then there are authors like Tahlia Newland who do not try to do something new with the quest archetype, but rather color inside the lines and end up with the most glorious of paintings. In this book, we meet Ariel, whose mother is kidnapped by demons. Ariel finds out, as all young people on a holy quest do, that she is destined [...]

    24. Excellent storytelling in a genre that's somewhat long in the tooth, so kudos to Tahlia Newland. I bought this on a quest for examples of well-written YA fantasy that manages to be enough out-of-the-box to be interesting to a person (me) with grandchildren almost old enough to fit the target readership. Naturally, the elements of the tale I found most fascinating were the author's metaphysical constructs (vs, say, the strong romantic elements). These pulled me back into the time when minds were [...]

    25. A thrilling, epic adventure – this book had so much to offer, with plenty of action and exciting twists and turns. I was thoroughly engrossed from the very first page, as Ariel set off on a life-changing journey that would see her grow from strength to strength, facing many obstacles and choices. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and exploring the wonderful fantasy world that Newland created. In fact, I felt like I had just fallen into a new kind of wonderland and it was fascinating.Thi [...]

    26. ***I received a copy in exchange for my honest review***I went into reading this book with an entirely open mind even though the cover did not grab my attention for some reason. It did sound very interesting and I was quite excited to read it. I did NOT hate this book, quite the opposite actually. I liked the whole idea of demons feeding on negative emotions and Ariel being able to combat them by transforming her negative emotions into a power. I thought the entire book was interesting and I lov [...]

    27. My review:Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland was a surprise for me. It was first book written by Tahlia which I have read and I found it very engaging. It's a action packed page-turner with an engaging story and likable characters.It all started with a scream and suddenly Ariel finds herself in a world she did not know existed, but what is basically situated in her back yard. Her mother has disappeared and Ariel is quite lost. The only weapon she has is a mysterious dagger which she has no ide [...]

    28. If you like demons and crazy adventures than this book is the one for you!Waking up to demons taking my mother would probably be the worst thing in the world.Finding out that I'm the only one who could save her would probably scare the crap out of me.Discovering that this was planned since before I was born would probably worry me to no end, since there are people who are looking to me to save them.Those are just the things that Ariel faces in Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland.I loved the des [...]

    29. This is an action-filled novel that will keep your attention from beginning to end. There is a wonderful blend of the magical and the everyday in this book. That’s what really captured my eye from the beginning. There are lots of basic fantasy elements, but there’s also a grittiness that makes it stand apart from only being labeled “fantasy.”The characters were fun. Ariel, the protagonist, goes through a journey in more ways than one in this book. She truly evolves as a character as the [...]

    30. As with her other books, Tahlia's characters are honest and upfront, carrying pain which serves them through their journey. Its an easy read, with chapters flowing effortlessly. She cleverly entwines mysticalism, and modern positive thinking as a powerful message for teenagers struggling with thier identity and place within the world. Although obviously a fantasy story, its themes run deep into any society. the ability to stand up for what is right, to remain ethical in the face of moral dilemma [...]

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