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Summer Sorcery

Written by Brandon Lim

Part of the The Wizard and The Imp Series

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Summer Sorcery Review

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

When two siblings explore their new home they begin an exciting fantasy adventure. We meet Nyree and Elias exploring woods near their new home and as they stumble upon a mysterious ruin. From here, ‘Summer Sorcery’ by Brandon Lim is a tale of magic and adventure with a cast of fae and other creatures.

I found the pacing of this adventure story quite good. There's plenty for the reader to learn, alongside Nyree and Elias, about different types of magic but there’s new characters to meet, things to try and problems to solve that allows the plot to keep moving forward. I enjoyed the incorporation of traditional folklore and fairy-tale beings and I thought that the author managed to use them in order to create a story that is unique and entertaining. I also enjoyed the differences between the siblings, with Nyree being more methodical and cerebral, and Elias being more spontaneous and enthusiastic. I’m sure that readers will have their favourite character, that they can relate to most, but I think these differences between the siblings also share the message that there’s more than one way to solve a problem, or be successful. There’s a nice theme throughout celebrating differences, and teamwork to solve problems.

I think that ‘Summer Sorcery’ is a great start to a wider adventure series that will have readers eager to learn more about the mysterious prophecy and what lies in store for the brother and sister.

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Summer Sorcery Synopsis

When a statue unexpectedly comes alive and foists magical abilities on them, Nyree and her younger brother Elias are thrust into a world of sorcery and faeries. The children find their new powers both amazing and terrifying. Nyree can weave spells of wonder and beauty so long as she doesn’t get distracted. Elias gains incredible strength and agility – if only he could stop turning bright blue. They must learn how to handle their new skills, fend off the attentions of competing faery courts, get used to living among a cast of mythological beings, discover more about their enemy, and hopefully avoid getting grounded for staying out after bedtime.

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ISBN: 9781838468309
Publication date: 31/05/2021
Publisher: Imp Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838468309
Publication date: 31st May 2021
Author: Brandon Lim
Publisher: Imp Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 250 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers, Indie Author Books
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Indie Books We Love

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