Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Eye of Lariloth

The Eye of Lariloth
(The Breckonwood Chronicles, Book 1)
Grace Egert and DiAnn Mills
(DM Publishing)
ISBN: 978-0996300643
May 2018/178 pages/$8.99

“My birthmark speaks to me…” – Arroah

I long for adventure, to see what is beyond my valley and experience all of Breckonwood.

But I have a secret…

There is power etched in my birthmark, a golden sword. An unknown voice calls me to the forbidden, and it won’t leave me alone! Mama and Papa say others seek to harm me.

When I discover a fierce dragon, I learn the truth about my identity. The dragon urges me to accept a quest. If I refuse, my family and my people will continue to live in poverty. But I’m afraid. Will I survive the evil pressing in around me?

Read an excerpt.


Grace Egert is an elementary school student in Friendswood, Texas. She loves to write short stories for her family and friends.

Grace’s hobbies are basketball, gymnastics, reading, making videos, and hanging out with her friends. Want to take her out to eat? Her fav food is Chinese, and she loves root beer. Grace is active in her church. She enjoys short-termed mission trips.

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader's Choice, and Carol Award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian fiction books of 2014.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She's an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the following social media platforms or others listed at


I generally eschew fantasy novels, much preferring reality-based fiction. However, I couldn't pass up the chance to review this middle-grade novel penned by one of my favorite authors and her granddaughter. DiAnn Mills sets the bar when it comes to suspense novels, but her granddaughter Grace Egert convinced her to join forces with her in this captivating tale of a girl with a special birthmark, a rare dragon, and a dangerous quest. Egert has a delightful imagination and her input adds a fresh voice to this story. I was enthralled by the Ancient Writings that headed each chapter and enchanted by Arroah and her innocent yet determined personality. The world of Elysium and its vocabulary charmed me. I would love to find some healing wardlefruit the next time I have an injury or illness! Mills tucks in some age-appropriate suspense, adding just the right amount of tension and angst. Allegorical lessons weave naturally throughout this story, and I smiled as the story came to a satisfying conclusion. Since this is Book 1, I am already eagerly anticipating more from this creative and talented duo. This is a great summer read-together novel for you and the young reader in your life. Get your copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from DiAnn Mills. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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DiAnn said...

Thank you so much!