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The Vanishing Island: The Chronicles of the Black Tulip, Book 1

By Barbara Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Gritty high-seas historical fantasy mixes danger and magic.

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This fast-paced nautical adventure has enough twists and turns to captivate readers, along with interwoven folktales and myths from both Western and Eastern cultures. It has it all: greed, danger, intrigue, and magic. Sensitive readers might find the graphic depictions of murder and fighting in THE VANISHING ISLAND unsettling. That said, the depictions of Bren's harsh life are a good representations of life during the late 16th century.

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