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Long May She Reign

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teen queen uses science to save kingdom in engaging fantasy.

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There's no hint of actual magic in the plot of this historical fantasy, but its emphasis on logic, reason, and science distinguishes the novel from the usual pseudo-medieval fare. Long May She Reign features a main character who wants to help people while staying true to her own beliefs, and author Rhiannon Thomas gives Freya plenty of opportunities to display her compassion and resourcefulness. The plot drags a bit in the middle, the budding romance doesn't generate much heat, and a few plot twists may be foreseeable, but the book still adds up to an engaging read.

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