About the Book
Author: R.J. Anderson
Genre: Christian YA Fantasy
Release date: February 9, 2021
How do you fight fire without fire?
When a freak storm uncovers the entrance to a mysterious underground chamber, Ivy and Martin expect to find treasure. But what they discover is even more valuable: a barrow full of sleeping spriggans, magically preserved for centuries. With the vengeful piskey queen Betony determined to capture Ivy and her followers, the secret hideaway could be key to both their peoples’ survival.
But the piskeys and spriggans are ancient enemies, and when Ivy tries to make peace her own followers threaten to turn against her. Plagued by treachery, betrayal and desertion on every side, Ivy must find a way to unite the magical folk of Cornwall–or doom herself, Martin and everyone she loves to death at Betony’s hand.
Yet without the legendary fire-wielding power that marks a true piskey queen, can Ivy convince her people to believe?
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About the Author
Born in Uganda to missionary parents, R.J. (Rebecca Joan) Anderson is a women’s Bible teacher, a wife and mother of three, and a bestselling fantasy author for older children and teens. Her debut novel Knife has sold more than 120,000 copies worldwide, while her other books have been shortlisted for the Nebula Award, the Christy Award, and the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Science Fiction. Rebecca lives with her family in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
More from R. J.
Torch By: R.J. Anderson is a Christian YA Fantasy book. This is also book 3 in the Flight and Flame series. I have read the other books in the series. I would strongly advise that you do so that you can get a feel for the whole story. You can see my review for book one: Here. You can see my review for book two: HERE. I have enjoyed the journey that this series has taken us. I have read this entire series with my 9 year old son. We both have enjoyed it. He reads at a 7th grade level and had no problem following along.
In this story we are back following Ivy and Martin. Ivy has gone through so much with being banished, her people turning against her. Martin and Ivy have learned a lot while being exiled. She is a strong character. She is patient. She really wanted to be back in the good graces of her people, and she was thrown through the ringer trying to make that happen. Honestly, if I had to be in Ivy's place I probably would have just gone off myself and stopped fighting so hard. Her character has grown so much since book 1.
I have stated in the past that this is not a genre that I read normally. However, I am grateful to have been a part of all three tours for this series. This book is perfect for kids 9 and up. It opens up good conversations. I know that this series has blessed myself and my 9 year old son. He is sad to see the series end. We hope that the author releases new books this year and next!
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, R.J. is giving away the grand prize package of a signed bookplate, bookmarks, notecards, and a copy of either SWIFT, NOMAD or TORCH!! (winner’s choice)
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