Narrated By: Sophie Amoss
Duration: 8 hours and 16 minutes
What to expect
After her family’s California home is destroyed by a wildfire, seventeen-year-old Julia moves in with her grandmother, a foreign-born woman with a heavy accent and hidden past. When by chance she comes across an enchanted necklace in the bottom of an old trunk, the magical artifact transports Julia to Aevilen, a war-torn land from which her grandmother had escaped a half-century prior.
Aevilen is far different from California, with sweeping landscapes and exotic creatures. As Julia searches for a way home, she discovers an ancient family legacy, that if fulfilled, could bring an end to the troubles gripping this mystical land. With a chance to make things right, Julia must choose between the home she loves and her ancestors’ promise to the people of Aevilen—a promise she has yet to understand.
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Queens, kings, princesses, princes etc
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“The narrative follows the beats of a video game, including plot tokens, puzzles, and side quests…The action moves smartly, the violence is satisfyingly gory, and the volume ends with a textbook cliffhanger.”