Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Elissa’s Quest by Erica Verrillo

Verrillo, Erica Elissa’s Quest, 336 p. Yearling (Random), 2007. Content: G. For thirteen years, Elissa has been the orphan in her village, raised only by Nana, the village healer, who will not tell her anything about her parents except that her mother is dead. Then Elissa’s father appears, takes her from the village and Elissa ends up a prisoner in the hands of a crazy Khan. She must escape into the desert, with the help of her handmaiden Maya, is she wants to learn her destiny. Elissa’s journey and Verillo’s writing remind of The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, if just for a slightly younger audience. This series is actually up to number three now, but I am catching up. EL, MS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher.

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