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A Psalm of Storms and Silence

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

African myth drives exciting saga of cursed princess.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Sequel to A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

This is part two of a duology which is more mature than the first. It contains more of everything and there is also a warning box in the front of both books of what possible triggers will happen in each. Overall, this is a great series about hard choices and living with those consequences.

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The myths of Africa inspire more fantasy fiction now, and this long and complicated saga of magical warfare shows the genre at its best. In A Psalm of Storms and Silence, author Roseanne A. Brown builds a fascinating world full of magic, monsters, and intrigue, investing her characters with the solidity needed to make the story grab traction and go. Karina and Malik are haunted by their pasts, and they want to make amends, but they face a formidable selection of antagonists, supernatural and mortal. The plot moves quickly, but there are lulls in the action when all the talking, thinking, and strategizing becomes just the slightest bit oppressive. Fantasy fans will appreciate the ways in which the intricately detailed plot comes together at the end. The duology makes good on everything it promises -- action, romance, politics, adventure -- and marks its author as a young talent to watch closely.

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