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Sun Warrior: Tales of a New World, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Absorbing, heftier second installment focuses on characters.

Book P.C. Cast Fantasy 2017
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P.C. Cast's second in her Tales of a New World series is another big, meaty bite of a vast, richly imagined world that fantasy fans, especially dog lovers, will enjoy. Sensitive animals lovers should beware, though: Sun Warrior briefly shows animals in pain and being mistreated by bad guys. Teens old enough to handle some violence, both fantasy and real-world, and some brief adult sexual dynamics, especially fans of magical fantasy, will quickly be absorbed in this intriguing, unusual world.

Teens will especially enjoy rooting for Mari and Nik as they imagine the better, more just, and free society the two hope to build together. They'll also easily relate to the fear, anxiety, and excitement that go with life's big changes, especially leaving behind everything you've always known for something new. Author Cast does a good job of holding the reader's interest even though overall there's a bit less action and adventure than in the first book. There's still plenty of excitement and magic, though, and yet another cliffhanger ending that'll have fans eager for a third book.

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