Plot: The book flows at a nice pace, providing a satisfying, adventurous saga that will keep readers hooked. Though the ending feels slightly abrupt, the story is otherwise engaging.
Prose/Style: The author provides beautifully written, often creative descriptions, particularly of villages in the book’s fantasy setting.
Originality: The world building is well done. Consistent with expectations in the genre, the book’s magical realm is depicted nicely. The author aptly provides unique fantastical elements to bolster the details of the world.
Character Development: Readers will enjoy reading about Mira, the eleven-year-old protagonist as she grapples change, hardship and high-stake adventures.
A well-written and engaging saga for a middle-grade audience.
Date Submitted: June 12, 2019