Blog Tour | Diamond Peak Series by Tahlia Newland
Title: The Diamond Peak Series
Author: Tahlia Newland
Series: The Diamond Peak Series #1-4
Age: Young Adult
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: S & H Publishing
These are no ordinary books. The magic within them is real. The powers of the characters are within your grasp, and their success can be yours.
Ariel’s quest to free her kidnapped mother is set in the hidden realm of Diamond Peak, a place that interfaces with the ‘real’ world, and is inhabited by demons and the Warriors who hunt them.
The layers of meaning within this series are rich, the symbolism profound and the characters’ experiences, though cloaked in fantasy, are the journey we all take through life whether we know it or not. It is a journey of self discovery on the profoundest of levels. It is the journey to enlightenment.
ExcerptTaken from Eternal Destiny, book 4
Beneath the very pinnacle of Diamond Peak, a fluid semi-human shape stood, black against a chunk of blue-white glacial ice. The King of the Demons seemed as frozen as the ice, except for the slight curve of his thin lips and the flickering bliss in the dark blue flames of his eyes.‘Yes,’ he murmured in a sleazy voice. ‘Remember what she did to you … crave her … detest her … punish her … feed me well and she will be your reward.’A human quivered beside the foul smelling demon, making a faint sound that could have been sobbing or chuckling or both. The demon’s talon, as long as a human forearm, rested gently on the side of the human’s neck. Occasionally, it stroked the skin, sending shudders through the limp body, and sometimes it pierced the flesh. Then the muscles tensed and the sobbing became a gasp of pain.As he fed, the demon grew visibly and a hump formed on his back.‘Indulge yourself,’ he whispered. ‘We are so close, so close, you and I.’The hump grew even larger and a head took form, followed by demon limbs and body. The new demon pulled away, stretching the fabric between the master and his new creation like a thin rubber band until it tore, separating the two forms. The new demon shook itself free and stepped away from its master’s back.The demon king turned to face the new green-eyed demon, a twisted, triumphant smile upon his face as he noted the intensity in its fiery pits. ‘We have done well with you. My fodder is still strong.’‘What am I to do, Master?’ the new demon asked.‘Be my eyes,’ the demon king replied. ‘Find the bearer of the Copper Mark and let me know her whereabouts.’
Lethal Inheritance ReviewThis is my first book by Tahlia Newland and I must say this was absolutely stunning! From beginning to end I was hooked on the world, the characters and the action. Not to mention the plot twists and turns that take place.
Ariel is a typical teen living with her mom until she is introduced to demons. They break and enter AND kidnap her mother -- that alone blew my mind! It's the opener for so much action and adventure for Ariel.
Ariel is stunned at first but with the help of Maya, Nick and Walnut she begins to learn her true self and becomes a kick ass character.
This totally rocked my socks more than I expected it to and I highly suggest if you're looking for a YA Urban Fantasy to pick this beauty up!
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Stalking Shadows Review
Within this sequel, we get more magic, more action and more plot twists and turns. Ariel is still the kickass character I loved in Lethal Inheritance, but she has much more fire to her.
The romance builds up still between Nick and her which I adore. There are moments I wish they'd just shut up and kiss, but I love the build up and personal growth…that always leads to an awesome romance.
This sequel was everything for me and has me excited for the next book.
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Demon's Grip Review
The romance is now getting further between Nick and Ariel because she finally admits to her feelings for him -- thank you! Unfortunately when one person is finally read the other is finally tired of the waiting game.
The action is still coming strong, the drama is full on and the pace is still fast yet smooth.
I'm totally becoming obsessed with this series.
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Eternal Destiny Review
Ariel continues with her journey up the mountain to reach Diamond Peak, defeat the demon's and save humanity from the infection, Serpentine. Through this book I feel much more of an emotional connection with Ariel which I didn't fully experience in the first three books and I appreciate that.
The romance between Nick and Ariel has blossomed into something absolutely perfect. The ideal perfect couple, considering their lives.
I enjoyed how this book made me question a lot of things and still left me unsure, but not lost. The ending was perfect.
I totally recommend this series to any Urban Fantasy lover. It will blow your mind.
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About the Author
Tahlia Newland, author of the multi-award-winning Diamond Peak Series, writes heart-warming and inspiring magical realism and contemporary fantasy. She is also an editor, a reviewer, an occasional high school teacher, and a mask-maker who loves creating digital art and sitting on her veranda staring at the rain forest.
Tahlia has studied with top Australian editors and has a Certificate in Editing and Proofreading. Before writing full time, she had over 20 years’ experience in scripting and performing as a dancer/mine in Visual Theatre and Theatre in Education. She has had extensive training in meditation and Buddhist philosophy and lives in Australia with a husband, a teenage daughter, and a cheeky Burmese cat called George.