Wednesday, January 27, 2016


The Sciell: Book 1 of The Merging Worlds Series
by Auden Johnson


GENRE: Dark Fantasy



Darkness is alive. It has power.

Shade, a half-breed, and her adopted brother and protector, Vayle, are discovering the dark lies behind their village. Their home is in each other. Family runs deeper than blood. Shade tries to find herself beyond the bullied half-human. Vayle's only job was to be his baby sister's shield. He trained her too well. She doesn't need his protection. They're lost. Maybe Raesul's destruction will show them their true selves, their true purpose. The prison walls are coming down. Darkness is changing. The world will suffer.


The Sciell (Merging Worlds Series, #1)The Sciell by Auden Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book of a dark and gory series.
I must be honest, at first it was difficult to follow the story, but after a couple of chapters, everything falls in place and the plot pickups at a steady pace.
With some unique characters, a rich and detailed language, very graphic and violent scenes and great family values, The Sciell it's an original book that grabbed my attention and left me wanting to read more!! Can't wait for book #2.
If you are a fan of dark fantasy with raw scenes, grab your copy.

*I received a Free Copy in exchange for an Honest Review*

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“Maggot infested garbage must exist between those ears. I let it go once. You told me you would not walk around alone. I am really tired, Shade, of seeing you bleeding and beaten.” He rubbed the bridge of his nose. “And if you apologize, I’ll rip off your barren head. You’re apparently incapable of using whatever dim knowledge your moth-eaten brain possesses.”

His angered-fueled words had long since lost any ability to hurt her.

“On top of that, you took half of Wraith’s Lifeblood to launch a physical on a Del’Praeli in sceadu. Have I taught you nothing?”

She grinned. “Well, when you put it like that…”

He stopped pacing and faced her. Shade tried not to run screaming.

“This is not a joke, child.”

He raked his fingers through his hair, turning it as wild as his eyes. Nothing Shade said would calm him down. She had to try, though.

“Five years in the human city made me forget how bad it was here. I know Del’Praeli were awful to me. In my memories, they didn’t seem that bad.” Shade unclenched the fist she didn’t know she had balled. Vayle calmed down. “I guess I don’t have…”

His glare cut off her sentence. Once again, she said too much.

“You, baby sister, keep trying to fit your body in a box it was never meant to be in.”

Vayle’s famous saying. His expression eased. She smiled weakly.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

As a kid, Auden created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. She holds a B.A. in English, a M.S. in Library and Information Science and she studied Creative Writing in England. She’s an Author/Research Assistant for Aubey LLC and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY- working towards her Masters in Publishing at NYU. Her short stories and novellas are on Amazon. Book 1: The Sciell and Book 2: Chains of the Sciell of The Merging Worlds series are now available. Her first non-fiction book, Building Dark Worlds: A World Building Guide, is also available.



Auden Johnson will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner


  1. I really enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you for sharing.

  2. What character in a book would you like to be best friends with?

    1. Josephine Royal. She'd be fun to hang with. She loves to travel just like me. She doesn't take herself too seriously. She's not afraid to dish out some tough love.

  3. Thanks for sharing your honest review! I'm looking forward to reading the Sciell. I've also really enjoyed following the tour :)

  4. Sciell sounds like a compelling book! I've enjoyed following the tour and learning about you and your book! Good luck, Auden!

  5. I hope to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.