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Book One: Beginnings - The Legend of Ilia - cover

Book One: Beginnings - The Legend of Ilia

Nicole Ashley Brown Segda

Publisher: Elm Hill

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Who am I? That is the question always on the minds of the seven orphans who were raised together in the Sylvan cottage. War had separated them from their parents and as it once again threatens to consume all of Ilia they must choose the path they will walk. They all must fight in order to survive but only one road leads to a heroic destiny filled with grace, hope, truth and love. The other ways are one in the same for they are replete with empty promises and enticing lies that will only lead to desolation and despair. Only when they embrace the truth can they find the answer to the question of who they really are. Only when they embrace the truth can they find redemption. This is the story of where that journey begins.

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