Luskell has been dreaming about dead people.
Her parents may be the two most powerful wizards in the country, but Luskell doesn't have any magic of her own, so she's stuck spending a summer with her grandmother in the small town of Deep River where her father is the hometown hero. Then the dead start to visit her dreams with mysterious messages. In a secret pact with her friends Jagryn and Laki, Luskell begins to teach herself magic and discovers an apparently bottomless well of untapped power. But before she has control over this ability, her dead grandfather appears with a dire warning. With no way to send word to her parents, Luskell and her friends mount a daring rescue. Can they get to the capital in time to save the country ... and her parents' lives?
|Publisher:||Not a Pipe Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
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An exceptional example of solid story plotting, magical world-building, and strong character development. The perfect triumvirate for a great book. Karen Eisenbrey takes these writing techniques and gives her readers the best in coming-of-age stories I’ve read in some time. In all fairness, I need to tell you that I have never had a fondness for the mystical and fantasy genre. Only recently I have pushed myself to read authors writing in this category. Eisenbrey has written the perfect book for early readers of these genres. On with my review. The reader finds herself in a world vaguely familiar yet mystical and magical. The author introduces Luskell, a young girl on the cusp of learning about her own abilities in this magical world. Luskell is dealing with familiar adolescent crises: parents, boys, friendships, social relationships with adults, and all the uncomfortable phases for this age group. But Luskell is no ordinary girl. She is inventive and clever, and her determination and strong will serve her well when the going gets tough. The reader is privy to her dreams, both waking and sleeping, and watches Luskell grow in ways even Luskell isn’t ready to tangle with. One of the most interesting features in Eisenbrey’s writing is her use of opposites: countryside vs. big city, inexperienced Luskell vs. experienced parents, the civilized vs. the uncivilized. Put all of this together with the variety of characters and the scope of Eisenbrey’s magical, mystical world-building becomes a phenomenal packaging for Luskell’s story. Lastly, if I had the opportunity to ask the author one question, it would be: Where and how did you come up with so many unique and intriguing character names? My Recommendation: Without a doubt, fans of YA and teen fiction/fantasy and others interested in coming-of-age stories will enjoy reading Daughter of Magic. Eisenbrey is a gifted writer who loves her craft as shown in the quality of her writing and the magic she threads through her stories.