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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.

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In historical fantasy, the rules of royal succession can provide plenty of motive, and this well-plotted mystery uses the gambit of missing heirs to fuel its twisting narrative. In Isle of Blood and Stone, author Makiia Lucier balances action and character-driven plotting. Elias, Ulises, and Mercedes are a formidable team, and Lucier makes each of those characters worth rooting for. She also concocts some suitably despicable villains. Magic doesn't seem to be a part of his world, but Isle of Blood and Stone is likely to satisfy readers who enjoy a satisfying whodunnit.

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