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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Half Tzanatzi, Rom was not well accepted. He was a traveling merchant, peddling his dyes and spices. He traveled according to the seasons. This time he would travel through the Gardeth Forest, he'd been warned not to. People had been disappearing, later their bodies would be found frozen with an expression of terror on their face. He was not looking for companionship but the self proclaimed farmer Yldich seemed determined to travel with him. Rom doubted he was actually a farmer. Yldich had a special way of communicating with animals. He seemed to have mystical powers.
Eventually, Yldich admitted he was a Yaever, a true dreamer, for his people. Yldich had dreamed of Rom for seven years. There was an evil awakening deep in the earth, the evil was haunting the forest. He was convinced that only Rom could stop the evil. So begins the adventure...
Wendy Gillissen offers readers a fantasy that will stay with them long after they read the last page. This is a book you will want to read more than once. Each time you will pick up on something you over looked the first time. Curse of the Tahiéra quickly drew me into the tale. I found myself in a mythical land traveling with Rom, Yldich and Eald. Gillissen has created a world of her own imagination. The plot is deep yet entertaining.
Dreams and reality mix in the world Gillissen has created. Rom and Yldich are on a journey; along the way they make many stops and at each stop the reader is provided a bit more of the story. Dreams, mystical stories, magic and good versus evil, this book provide it all and much, much more. "The limitations you put on the world are stronger than its inherent magic."