The Descendant

The Descendant

by Ally Capraro

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ISBN-13: 9781943386130
Publisher: Alina Rutkowska
Publication date: 03/28/2016
Series: Guardians of the Worlds , #1
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ally Capraro is a best-selling and award-winning author who lives in make-believe worlds and talks to imaginary characters so as to delight her readers with her writing.

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The Descendant (Guardians of the Worlds, #1) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
Ally Capraro is the pen name of a children's book author who is branching out into another genre. Billed as YA, perhaps looking towards the kids she entertained earlier, “The Descendant: Guardians of the Worlds” tells of the inhabitants of different dimensions – one of which wants to dominate the earth and instill fear among its inhabitants, the other of which wishes to protect humanity. (I question the “YA” label. Normally, I expect more younger characters, especially protagonists, in a YA novel. However, based on the presence of romance over physical attraction, the presence of at least one teen with an important role to play, and the presence of cute animals, I won't disagree with the categorization.) I found the plot to be engaging and the characters to be likeable – two very important points when trying to draw readers into a book. However … there was something missing, I fear. There was that little nagging feeling that something was missing, the feeling when you know you're reading an indie book that is lacking a little polish. This is not meant to discourage the author – I've heard from several indie authors who look back on their earlier works from only a couple of years prior and realize just how much they've grown as a writer. (They then have to make the tough call – move forward, or go back to their earlier works and re-write – what I'll call the “Spielberg / Lucas” dilemma.) Perfect? No. A worthwhile use of time? Yes, definitely. Looking forward to the sequel? Also, a resounding Yes. RATING: 3 1/2 stars, rounded down to 3 stars. DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this book in return for an honest & prompt review. I have to wonder if the author would have preferred a little less honesty … I DID try to be polite about my areas of disagreement.