Ennara has always been told she'd have legendary magic when she grew up, but she felt like the most normal girl in the world...
Until one night when she is attacked by a shadowy demon on her farmstead. Suddenly, Ennara is thrust into a world of magic, alchemy, and monsters, and she is charged with a quest to find an ancient sword that can end the shadowy curse--just as it ended the Fallen Druid centuries ago.
To succeed, Ennara must confront pirates, servants of the Fallen Druid, and those who would use her magic for their own ends. In the end, she must learn to rely on the strengths of her friends and herself, and the deepest truths of life in the world of medieval Lan.
Ennara and the Fallen Druid is the first book in the middle-grade fantasy series Ennara. It won a silver medal at the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for best pre-teen ebook.
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About the Author
Angela studied biology and professional writing at the University of Victoria in Canada and at San Francisco State University. She wrote grant proposals for nonprofits, computer software manuals, and freelance journalism before writing fiction.
Table of Contents1-The Mask and the Dragon; 2-A Wizard Visits; 3-The Shadow World; 4- Zombie Chickens; 5- A Necromancer Among The Charms; 6- Ocean Droplets, Whirlpools, and Galaxies; 7-The Wrong Potion; 8-The Royal Way; 9-An Unexpected Meeting; 10-The Sword of Gisilfrid; 11-The Royal Gallery; 12-The Dryad's Prophecy; 13-Who Was Waiting in Dordonne; 14-A Powerful Truth; 15-A New Journey; A Note from Angela; About the Author; Acknowledgments; From Book Two: Ennara and the Book of Shadows
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The children's fantasy genre offers an innocence and purity not found in most regular fantasy books. This book is an excellent example of those qualities. It is refreshing to read a story without profanity, excess violence, and stereotypical characters. I wouldn't recommend this for the early chapter book readers because of some violence and grim story details. However, for the middle grade reader or an adult just looking for an excellent read, this is a wonderful book. The story setting is rich without being overly described and bogging the reader down in details and verbiage. The characters are unique in their characteristics and abilities. They all have real flaws and hidden talents, some of which are shown in this story and more perhaps in future stories. There are ancient sunken cities, dark mages, fresh fantasy creatures, and three types of magic to round it out. With good pace to this story and not many story arcs, this is a quick straightforward read.
4 STARS This is a fantasy novel with wizards, monsters, evil and a bunch of children that save there people. It is full of drama, danger, action, magic, adventure and brave friends that save each other on a quest. It is a clean story. The characters are loveable. You want the main ones succeed and you want to cheer for them along the way. Ennara Gaern is a eleven year old girl who was born with a gift. She has been trained in the principle of magic but never done it. It is said that one day she will be powerful. She is a farm girl. Kithe the only other child her age in their village. His father runs the local inn. He sees her ride off with a stranger and rides to her rescue. Tork a wizard he is asked to help save the village from the shadow demons and he thinks the only way is to travel to the sunken city to find a special sword. He says the only chance he has if Ennara leaves her family and goes with him. The main transportation is horses. It is a time when magic is in the land in a few people. Most are taken and trained away from their home. Ennara's parents were able to bribe the midwife to keep her at home. She has never left her village before. The story is aimed at children but adults can enjoy it too. At least I did. I would read and look forward to the next book in the series Ennara and the Book of Shadows (Ennara, #2). I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give a honest review of the book by Net Galley.
'Ennara and the fallen druid' is a book written by Angela Myron and it's the first book of the Ennara series. I was lucky enough to get a digital copy of this book thanks to Patchwork Press and Netgalley, and now I would like to write an honest review to thank them. I guess the targeted audience is children from 8/9 to 13/14 years old. That, of course, doesn't mean it can't be read by older readers, although I do believe younger readers might find it difficult. Now, let's get on with the story: who is Ennara? Ennara is the main character of the book, a caul (someone born with magical powers) who lives with her parend and her aunt. In the first chapter, Ennara is trying to find her cow - Misty - in the woods. When she finds Misty dead, she's paralized. Misty died by the hands of an unknown enemy and Ennara risks her own life, trying to escape the beast. The day after this happened, she finds out that her aggressor is called 'shadespawn'. Shadespawns are shadows that strike when you're alone and powerless, plus they can turn people into 'beasts' as well if they get the chance to physically attack their preys. For this reason, humans are in danger and Ennara is asked to travel and find the only weapon that will beat the shadespawns. However, she is not alone in this quest: she will travel with Tork, a magician. What I like about this book is the ability of the author to make you feel like you are actually there, with Ennara, discovering things of the world that were unknown to her. Emotions are well-described and not far-fetched - which is awesome, given the fact that the book is a fantasy for children and teenagers. At first I thought Ennara was weak because she kept talking about her fears, she was stubborn and I couldn't understand her desire to stay at home, hidden with her family. What really surprises me is how much I changed my opinion throughout the book: she is strong, knows her limits but she always tries to exceed them and she is determined to do what it takes to save everyone. There are funny scenes as well and they made me appreciate Ennara even more: for example when she tries to help with her magical mishaps. It reminded me of my own clumsiness. I have to say, I kept confusing the shadespawn with an enemy from another book, because they shared some traits! 'Ennara and the fallen druid' is a book you should read if you are into fantasy or if you like adventures. I do not recommend it if you don't like the genre as magic is not only a side topic in this one. It is definitely a book worth reading if enjoy stories with heroes and heroines, spells and fantastical characters. In conclusion, the magical world of Ennara will be your new home as soon as you start reading, I can't wait to read the second one.