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Review: Ennara and the Fallen Druid by Angela Myron

Ennara Ennara and the Fallen Druid
Series: Ennara #1
by Angela Myron

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Ennara has always been told she’d have legendary magic when she grew up, but she felt like the most normal girl in the world…

Until one night when she is attacked by a shadowy demon on her farmstead. Suddenly, Ennara is thrust into a world of magic, alchemy, and monsters, and she is charged with a quest to find an ancient sword that can end the shadowy curse–just as it ended the Fallen Druid centuries ago.

To succeed, Ennara must confront pirates, servants of the Fallen Druid, and those who would use her magic for their own ends. In the end, she must learn to rely on the strengths of her friends and herself, and the deepest truths of life in the world of medieval Lan.

When a mysterious curse threatens to transform everyone into shadowy demons, a magical eleven year-old girl must travel to a sunken city ruin—fighting pirates, monsters, and an undead sorcerer along the way—to find a weapon that can save her world.

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She’s the heroine everyone’s been waiting for. Ennara, the marked girl with magical powers, together with his best friend sidekick were in for an eventful and epic adventure when Wizard Tork took them. Bent on retrieving a magical object to save the world against Shadespawn, Ennara encountered characters that made her journey to the Sunken City an eye-opening one.

My kids flocked me while I read this book. I had to adjust my age while perusing this because this book is really intended for middle graders. My sons aged 10 and 8 respectively, had no difficulty empathizing with Ennara. They even thought resembled Harry Potter, but she was more fierce, determined and likeable. It’s our first time meeting a girl with a caul and my boys thought her quest was daring and stirring. Although, there were some parts in the book that was a little too dark and horrific for my boys’ tastes. They couldn’t decide whether Ennara would make a better Hermione than Harry Potter, or maybe she was a descendant of Maleficent or Merlin. Either way, Ennara was an interesting character and we all loved her companions including Smoos the Sea Cat.

Overall, Ennara and the Fallen Druid deserves thumbs up and a magic wand! Perfect for kids and kids at heart.

My Rating: 

4cups

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