Friday, June 30, 2017

The Waking Land by Callie Bates - OPTIONAL

Bates, Callie The Waking Land, 400 pages. Del Rey, 2017.  Language: PG-13 (29 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: R (on page sex); Violence: PG-13 (fighting, death).

Elanna has been a hostage for 14 years as ransom for her father’s good behavior.  When she accused of murdering her protector, King Antoine, by his greedy heir, the new Queen Loyce, She must run for her life, and perhaps towards her destiny.  Along the wasy she will learn about friendship, about love, and about the three-part power of her land.

Bates writes a tour-de-force of high fantasy.  I can’t wait to read more in the series.  Rich in detail, in magic, and connections.  Were it not for the scene where Elanna “weds the land” it would be appropriate for a much wider audience.

HS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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