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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Haunted Realm Book Launch!

The Haunted Realm Book Summary:

Book 2 in the Obsidian Series
A Young Adult Dystopian Epic Fantasy Book
By Emilyann Girdner 

The Haunted Realm is the thrilling sequel to Young Adult Fantasy novel The Labyrinth Wall (Tweeted by Sean Astin from Lord of the Rings, Dante Rossetti Award Finalist, 5 Star Reader's Favorite Rated and Amazon Best-Seller).

In this riveting continuation of the story, Araina again faces a series of seemingly impossible magical obstacles. As Araina and her friends search for answers about their Creators and their magical labyrinth world, their journey becomes rife with peril when Araina falls victim to illness. Despite heart-pricking losses in the labyrinth swamps, vengeful ghostly attackers in the Blinking Willows, and many other dangerous obstacles, Araina is determined to succeed. If Araina can’t solve the mysteries of the haunted realm and find a cure for her sickness, she and her friends may never escape the labyrinth, or even live to try.

The Haunted Realm Young Adult Popular Dystipian Fantasy books

The Haunted Realm Excerpt:

“You’re robbers and murderers. You steal from the Creators and the rest of us, taking from those who have little.”

Another hand lands on me, dragging me along despite my attempts to refuse. Pressure shoots through my legs as my heels dig into the ground; but my delays are useless.

“Those who have little? You’re seriously confused, aren’t you? The Creators have plenty. And I may have stolen once or twice in my life. Well, more times than that, but only for survival reasons.”
Now it feels like we’re walking across the boards of a dock. My ears are met with the sounds of soft splashes displacing the water, and crickets conversing. Where are we headed?

“Let me go!” I kick at Zem. I hit some part of her, but her grip doesn’t falter.

“We’re almost there,” she says as she and another person pull me along.

“I never did anything to you.”

There are more voices around us now. A gasp sounds nearby.

“You found that girl,” someone says.

“Did she try to rob you?” another woman asks.

“Quiet now, ladies,” an authoritative feminine voice chimes. “Zem, this is an unexpected treat. You’ll be rewarded well for bringing this snake to me.”

“It’s my duty to help maintain justice by turning in liars and killers, Narrah. Just doing my part,” Zem tells the woman.

Fingernails scrape my cheek before the cloth meant to conceal my eyes is yanked below my chin, leaving me face-to-face with a Creator, and once again the bane of my existence has the upper hand.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

News Update: Featured Literary Resource Consultant Review of The Labyrinth Wall

Literary Resource Consultant Review of The Labyrinth Wall

Exploding with rich complex text, suspense, excitement, and lessons in companionship. Common Core enthusiasts will love this one! Vocabulary list and discussion guide online to supplement if used in a classroom setting. But also a great read for enjoyment....hard to put down even at a new chapter!

Beth Allen
Literacy Resource Consultant

(See this review and more on Amazon, or leave your own Amazon review for Best-Selling Young Adult Fantasy novel The Labyrinth Wall and get a chance to see it featured here)

 The Labyrinth Wall Discussion Guide for Teachers   Shop for The Labyrinth Wall

Thursday, October 9, 2014

News Update: Featured Reader Review from Rachel

A Review of The Labyrinth Wall

As a newcomer to the fantasy genre, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It's been a while since I have read a novel written in first person so it took me a few pages to get into it. But once I did the world became real. The details in the book and the inner monologue provided by Araina allowed me to walk through right along side them. I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for an easy read that provides relaxation and adventure. It was a fun novel!

~ Rachel

(See this review and more on Amazon, or leave your own Amazon review for Best-Selling Young Adult Fantasy novel The Labyrinth Wall and get a chance to see it featured here)

Monday, September 22, 2014

News Update: A Fun Poll for The Labyrinth Wall Fans!

Favorite Araina Quotes Poll

The Labyrinth Wall is an exciting young adult fantasy book with thrilling twists and turns. Araina finds herself in the most troubling of situations, and other times she's filled with hope. These are ups and downs to which most people can relate. 

To which of Araina's quotes below do you most empathize with or which is your favorite?

What's your favorite Araina quote?
“No matter what there always seems to be something clouding my existence, nothing is ever clear.”
"It’s not worth focusing on the negative, when there’s so much positive right in front of me."
"There’s always a better place to go in my imagination.”
“My strings are being pulled, this time by a different puppet master.”
“I think I sense a tone of honesty, if honesty exists in this world.”
Poll Maker

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

News Update: The Labyrinth Wall Art

Check out this beautiful carving, inspired by The Labyrinth Wall...

The Labyrinth Wall Symbol

By: Darin Garnett
Medium: Pine

Visit Emilyann Girdner's website to read the full story about this piece.
Contact Darin at for project quotes.

Friday, October 25, 2013

News Update: Explore the map...

The labyrinth is full of nasty characters and deadly nooks. But now you can do more than read about it, you can explore interactively too. Check out the new interactive map.

*Map feature not optimized for mobile devices - access through webpage only* 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

News Update: Novel Puzzle Inside Scoop

Check out the Author's novel puzzle piece series for a glimpse into the origins of The Labyrinth Wall. There are exclusive bits of information about the book you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy!