Boy, was she wrong. First, a seemingly never-ending rain storm forms over her hometown of Thomasville, Maine. Then, her little brother is lured from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. Can Sophina save her brother and stop the perpetual rain? Graham was born and raised in midcoast Maine.
He has worked as a sea urchin diver, fish monger, home renovator, and in several group homes for children and adults with disabilities.
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He studied English Literature at the University of Southern Maine, where, despite developing a strong dislike of the traditional curriculum focused on old, dead and boring scribes, he somehow managed to graduate with honors. Feb 17, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: finished. Graham pens "The Chronicles of Trellah" in an original story line with very vivid writing that is rare to find. His characters are well developed, believable and realistic. A totally fascinating book that will keep you turning the pages.
I look forward to the next book in the series.
Highly recommended for YA and adult readers. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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Jan 16, Ruby Ridge rated it it was amazing. A really enjoyable adventure that just begs to be made into a movie with Sophina love the name being a perfect heroine. Recommended to everyone - not a long book, please read it. Will there be a book 2? This is a hard act to follow. Jun 16, Penny rated it liked it. I liked it. Well written, excellent character development, and a very different story lone. Sep 22, Mary Teresa Reno rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy.
I'm an avid reader and can tell you that The Chronicles of Trellah: Perpetual Rain is truly one of the best books I've ever read! Listed as a YA novel, it is really for all ages, like HP. Completely absorbed me into another world, which is what I look for in a truly great read of this genre.
The writer's gift of being able to paint a parallel world in your mind and describe it so vividly, complete with it's never-been-done before races, animals, plant life, food, clothing loved the boots! Rare is the author who can do this while creating a riveting story line as well!
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I also really enjoyed the smooth transitions and connections back and forth between a small coastal town in Maine where strange and stranger things keep happening; to the totally engrossing parallel world of Trellah and it's wild and wonderful races of characters et al. The main character and heroine, Sophina, has lots of spunk and determination; as well as an emotional depth for her age that has you rooting for her from the get go. Great balance of characters, action, frights, beauty, sadness, humor, wisdom and surprises in this story as well. Living in Maine myself, one of the many scenes I really enjoyed in this book takes place in the local Grange Hall where Trellah meets Maine in a frightening yet funny way.
Boy would I have liked to have been there! My best description of this book without giving away any of the story - not a spoiler fan personally - is think HP meets SyFy's "Haven" TV series. I can't wait for the next book to come out, especially so I can find out who really has the missing vial from Mrs. Tanner's house! I have a few ideas, but nothing's a sure thing until I actually read the next volume! Perpetual Rain is one of those books that for me is one to read more than once.
I first read it last year and recently read it again because I love the world the author has created and was in the mood to be mentally back there. Would totally love to see this on the big screen or as a TV series!
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Oh and one request on casting - would love to see Richard Armitage as one of the male leads from Trellah and Brendan Fraser as one of the good guys in Maine please!!!!! Just sayin The hardcover edition is beautifully illustrated as well. As the holidays are fast approaching, it would be a wonderful gift for fantasy fans of all ages on your holiday gift list! Mar 21, Laurie rated it really liked it Shelves: adventure , contemporary , fantasy , fiction , gothic , kindle , read-in , teen , young-adult.
An engaging and imaginative story that captured my interest immediately, the tale combines mystery and adventure as a young girl journeys unexpectedly to another dimension in a relentless search for her younger brother. Fast paced, this novel pulsates with eerie, gothic overtones that kept me greedily eating up the pages to find out what calamity would next befall the spunky Sophina and her small party of would-be rescuers. Traipsing through the mud, drenched by the unrelenting rain, and barely escaping several harrowing close shaves from flying debris and falling trees; she struggles to maintain her sanity in this dire emergency.
Certainly, a twelve-year-old girl would be expected to be respectful of her teachers and other elders; however, I expect shared adversity would cause most relationships to become closer and those sharing the experience would naturally address each other with less formality.
The characters depend on each other in order to survive, but only rarely did the social boundaries of propriety and good manners get breached. This novel sent my imagination gallivanting into overdrive. It is a wholesome book that will appeal to readers regardless of age. The ending was satisfying, but there are still plenty of unresolved issues to be explored in the following installments. This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J Mar 04, Linda rated it it was amazing. Thirteen year old Sophina Murray lost her dad two months ago when he never returned from the sea and her once favorite science teacher had just left her position at her school and never returned. Tanner never even came over to her house to offer her sympathy and she acted weird which was so not like her! One night she heard her little six year old brother racing down the stairs yelling, and she leaped out of bed to go after him but was unprepared for what she saw that led him out the back d Thirteen year old Sophina Murray lost her dad two months ago when he never returned from the sea and her once favorite science teacher had just left her position at her school and never returned.
One night she heard her little six year old brother racing down the stairs yelling, and she leaped out of bed to go after him but was unprepared for what she saw that led him out the back door. The thing wore a cloak, had hideous red eyes, and coaxed Eliot away and no matter how much she screamed at him to stop, Eliot never slowed down until a blinding white light open in her backyard and Eliot ran into it chasing the monster, then the light faded leaving her in the dark and pouring rain Graham spins an intriguing YA story that peaked my interest from the beginning and I was caught up in the two alien races, their animals, plants, and insects that look like a horrible nightmare!
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Tanner knows something about Eliot's disappearance and when she learns that two more little children are now missing as well, she is determined to get to the bottom of it. Apr 29, Jen Blood rated it it was amazing. To add to her problems, a bizarre, endless rainstorm has been plaguing her town of Thomasville, Maine, for nearly a month. When Sophina sees her brother kidnapped by a monstrous creature in the night, she knows her luck can't possibly be that bad: something is clearly rotten in the state of Maine.
What follows is an action-packed, fantastical thrill ride as Sophina follows her former teacher into a parallel universe filled with strange creatures and an even stranger landscape. The language is accessible but never condescending, and the ties that bind Sophina's family are heartfelt and uplifting. Wonderful start to a series I'm looking forward to following to the end! Feb 23, Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: I'd like to thank Promotional Book Tours and the author for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a very well-written and detailed fantasy book. I found some of the details of the world were explained a little too late in the book for my liking. Some of the creatures you only got a description of later in the book, so for some times you're reading terms and names of creatures that you don't understand or can't visualize. When I started reading this book, it gav I'd like to thank Promotional Book Tours and the author for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When I started reading this book, it gave me the feeling that this would be a great fantasy book for middle graders, 4th grade onward But as I continued reading, there are some scenes that are a little too intense for the younger readers. So when the synopsis says "parental guidance", please take it seriously. I wouldn't give it to any child under 12 to read. Overall though, its a good read. I like Sophina, she's a strong girl who is determined to find her brother no matter what she faces.
Dec 01, Lovisa rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy.
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This is a great little read. I really enjoyed the magic and mystery that surrounded the world of Trellah and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series. The author really brings the colorful world of Trellah to life and the danger that lurks in the shadows have a genuine feel. The use of Sophina's personal tragedies to entice her into the dark clutches of the sailor is both thrilling and unnerving. The character development is well done and as the reader I felt the intensity of emotio This is a great little read.