“Ariel wakes from a horrific dream to find that the demon it contained has not gone away. Heart-pounding chases and events ensue as she fights to face up to her enemy. Although this is a short story, the powerful writing makes it seem much more than that. It’s a brilliant read, particularly for YA fans of tales of urban fantasy and the paranormal.” H Steel.
“Gripping!If you like Magic Realism, you will like this. How can a dream burst through into waking reality? How can the contents of the shadow-world break the banks of unconsciousness and spill out into real life? You will find out in this story. Adventure-soaked for YA, Tahlia Newland is an exciting writer who weaves Buddhist principles into her stories in classic good-against-evil, swash-buckling, face-paced tales. In this prequel, she sets the stage for the Diamond Peak series of books that follow.” Dr. Niamh Clune. Plum Tree Books
“In The Seventh Seal, Max Von Sydow plays chess with Death. In Ariel’s Dream, Ariel fences with Fear. This exciting short story, a prequel to Lethal Inheritance, takes us into Ariel’s everyday life and hints at the “other side” where unsavory things abide, and sometimes invade our world. This story may be a prequel, but it stands on its own legs and tells its own complete tale. Newland creates vivid characters that live on the page, and action so visual and visceral, the reader swears she was there. A quick and satisfying read, this is one not to be missed.” Isabel DuSharm