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Wings of Ebony, Book 1

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Brave teen embraces mixed heritage in thrilling fantasy.

Book J. Elle Fantasy 2021
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This exciting fantasy has convincing world-building and offers a hero readers can aspire to be like. Wings of Ebony uses a secret world of gods in hiding as a metaphor for the unacknowledged power and magic that exists in all people, regardless of the challenges they live with and what their enemies tell them. First-time author J. Elle delivers this message clearly -- by showing not telling. The book is well-written in a first-person voice by a character with complex thoughts and emotions. It's most appropriate for strong readers.

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