Charles

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I don’t read a lot of fantasy but I like to support independent writers so I thought I’d give … February 10, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase What can I say about this debut novel? I don’t read a lot of fantasy but I like to support independent writers so I thought I’d give this one a read. I found the story appealing, but it was written for a more YA audience and I found myself getting a little bored in places. This doesn’t mean I didn’t like it… because I did! Miss Shaw has found her voice, and magically brought these characters alive. I feel as though she has a lot more to say, and many more stories in her. I plan on keep up with series because I think as Miss Shaw’s writing abilities grow so will this series. So treat yourself to this book, you might enjoy it too.


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JCA

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great YA fantasy with a strong female lead character February 8, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition I usually read multiple books at once, so it takes time for me to finish them. However, this story was so engrossing, I finished it within a few days. I think the thing I loved most was the idyllic rural setting. If it wasn’t for the marauding imps, it would be the perfect place to live. It’s those imps that tear apart Cali’s perfect childhood and set in motion the events of the book. When her parents are killed, she can’t ever really stop to mourn their loss. Not only has she become the head of her homestead which employs multiple farmhands, she also becomes the head of the community. Because Cali isn’t an ordinary girl. She’s a guardian with special powers. Everyone is looking to her to protect them from attack and from the harsh 15 year winter. Luckily, her ancestors appear to her and provide her with guidance. This is a great novel for fans of YA fantasy.


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Doris

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent February 7, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase Lovely fantasy filled with action and mysterious folk. The writing and editing is perfect and Shaw’s characters are distinctive. Fun read.


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PeaceLoveHope

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Good Start to an Epic Fantasy February 4, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase Edelaine’s Folly is a good start to an epic fantasy journey. Callera (Cali) Flynn is thrown into adulthood when tragedy, so to speak, strikes her peaceful farming community. What I loved/liked about this story: the magic system Shaw is developing in this first book. Cali’s ‘Time strung’ bow and her bracers – great stuff there. Chase the fox was a nice touch. I also liked the overall plot and thought the book ended well – I didn’t feel cheated. What I thought could be strengthened: in general, I felt many of the characters, with the exception of Bodric, Eaparius, and a trio met later in the book, had the same ‘voice’, especially the teenagers whose dialogue and reactions to what they endured I didn’t find believable. Overall, this is a good read and I could see the younger end of the YA spectrum gobbling it up.


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T. Wilson

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great! Awesome January 20, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase Great! Awesome! And many other wonderful adjectives. Fantasy is not my thing. That being said, I read the book simply because it was a fellow author I wanted to support. I enjoyed the mix of fantasy and human characters that drew me into their world. My daughter is the fantasy reader, so I passed the book over to her and she finished it in 2 days, giving it this 5-star review. Since she is a young adult, I think her opinion means the most. Great job Morigan – she is definitely looking forward to the next book.


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Jon

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great Read For Younger Fantasy Fans January 4, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase The only reason I couldn’t give this a fifth star is that it’s not a realm I could really get into. I’m more a fan of epic and historical fantasy tales. However, it’s well done. The characters are believable though at times a bit sketchy in their motives. Younger readers will love it for there are a lot of elements they can relate to. This series should do well.


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Brandi

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a great young adult fantasy book December 26, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase This is a great young adult fantasy book. I like how the author combined fictional characters with relatable, heartwarming human characters, great combination. There are definitely some twists and turns that I did not see coming. I’m ready for book two now!


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