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Tormented Soul: Cliché-Defying New Fantasy Novel Celebrates Depth of Human Spirit, as a Friend's Disappearance and a Dark World of Fae Collide

Masterfully crafted by Dylann Rhea, ‘Tormented Soul’, volume one of the ‘Storm Trilogy’, transcends a typical fantasy novel to pull readers into an adventure that compels them to explore the unshakable bonds of friendship and love. Playing out in a Seattle with a dark and chilling underworld, readers are slowly pulled out of reality and into a world of fae for the ultimate race against the clock.


Norwood, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2015 -- While the fantasy genre has seen an undeniable boom in recent years, both readers and critics are currently crying out for wholly-unique new narratives that don't succumb to recycling of the 'same-old' concepts. Thankfully, Dylann Rhea is stepping up to the plate with gusto. While the author refuses to brand herself as a thoroughbred writer, her ability to buck the trends of her genre is rapidly earning her a stellar reputation of her own.

'Tormented Soul', forms part one of the 'Storm Trilogy'; an intricate and intense journey into the core of the human spirit that sees readers transition from the comforts of home into a world they will barely recognize.


Seattle is best known for its welcoming and diverse culture, but Kaden cannot seem to grasp the life it offers. When Megan, Kaden's best friend, decides it's time to hit the night life, it turns into a night they will never forget. Megan mysteriously disappears and Kaden is the only one invested in finding her. Along the way she meets an unusual ally, Finley, who reveals a world beyond the ordinary streets of Seattle.

Kaden finds herself pulled into a dark world of fae as the two struggle to locate Megan before it's too late.

"I can't class this as true fantasy," admits Rhea. "It's simply too complex, bringing together bold themes of friendship, determination and a diligently-researched examination of just how far friends will go to preserve their bonds. It's much more about the girls' friendship than filling pages with clichéd romance."

Continuing, "Rather than instantly immersing my audience in an unrecognizable world, I slowly reel them out of their armchairs and alongside each character as the narrative progresses. I strongly urge readers to leave any preconceptions at the door, because there's no rulebook here!"

Readers agree, leaving a slew of positive reviews. For example, Anna Baldassari comments, "This novel hooked me from the first chapter and I couldn't put it down. It didn't fall for any of the old young adult novel clichés and had a great range of characters. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a fresh and exciting book to pick up!"

Natalie Warneke adds "I've read quite a few books in the urban fantasy genre. Dylann Rhea has created a unique world which is not an easy feat in a crowded subject. She's a fantastic world-builder and storyteller. If you enjoy writers like Hamilton, Harris, or Harrison, then add Rhea to your list. You won't be disappointed."

'Tormented Soul (Storm Trilogy Book 1)' is available now: http://amzn.to/1DsifyN.

For more information, visit the author's official website: http://dylannrhea.webs.com.

About Dylann Rhea
Coming from a small suburban town in New Jersey, Dylann Rhea has always had a passion for writing. In the past year, she created her own fantasy world through her first book Tormented Soul, the first installment of the Storm Trilogy.