Friday, April 27, 2018

The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel - ADVISABLE

Siegel, Mark also Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Boya Sun and Matt Rockefeller The Sand Warrior, 250 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL Random House, 2017 $13.00 Language: G (0 swears 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Oona Lee is training to be a sand dancer.  Her older sister Jessa was chosen for the Beacon Lighting 7 years ago, but ran away. Some say she went mad! Oona overhears the elders at a special meeting and discovers that the Five Worlds are dying.  Some say lighting the beacons will bring everything back, but they've been dark for 1000 years. On the eve of Beacon Day, Oona receives a letter and a ticket from her sister.  If Oona can bring her sister back, maybe she can light the beacons - but can she find Jess in time. "Oona! You're our last hope!"

This is book one in the 5 Worlds series.  Much of the story line is establishing the world, but there's an interesting plot and several great characters that will surely reappear in future worlds.  It reminded me a lot of the Amulet books, so I'm sure this will be very popular with the middle school crowd.

MS - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian

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