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Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Sports-themed magical fantasy values teamwork, character.

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This track-and-field-themed magical fantasy series is off to an intriguing start and brimming with positive messages about the value of sports, teamwork, and trusting your inner strength. Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof alternates between Pretia's and Rovi's point of view, which keeps them relatable and helps us get to know them and the world they live in. Some of the parts between major events are slow and a bit long, but the deepening mysteries keep the pages turning. Kids will relate to Pretia and Rovi at a time when they're both eager to grow up and afraid of the changes and new powers inside themselves.

Readers who enjoyed Kobe Bryant's other sports-themed fantasies will find a lot more of the same here, but in a richly imagined, new setting.

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