Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Immortal Guardians (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 1) by Eliot Schrefer

This is a fantasy that I think is targeting upper elementary or middle school kids.  If you have read

any of my reviews, you know I am fond of anthropomorphism.  The idea of spirit animals is intriquing to me and I am well, immeasurablebly well beyond middle school years.

This is the begining of a series that should be appealing to a wide range of kids.  It is well written and has a clever but not overly complicated plot.

I enjoyed it.
The author has garnered a number of awards and appears to be prolific in his writing.

In the world of Erdas, every child must discover if they will summon a spirit animal, a rare and incredible gift. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan were rare even among those few. They summoned four animals who were once Great Beasts, immortal guardians who sacrificed everything to end a brutal war.
Now, in the wake of that sacrifice, more special children are appearing all across Erdas who are connected to these legendary beings. But something else lurks in the shadows of this hard-won peace.
A dark force is hunting the Great Beasts, just as the world is rebuilding. Older and more powerful than even the Great Beasts themselves, it has slept for centuries beneath the surface of the world. Now it has awakened ...and if the young heroes can't stop it, it will consume everything.

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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