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Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B01MRN99X3.

Elia is tired of her life as a peasant, the young girl seeks adventure and fame. With her best friend, the Baron’s son, in tow, the children enter the forbidden ruins where a gift of magic awaits to be discovered. For hidden deep in the mysterious ancient city sits a totem, a magical carving that will change the
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Kindle Edition, 97 pages
Published November 20th 2016
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Guillaume Boisset
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing

A fun novella in which a girl in a distant village tries to break free from a monotonous peasant experience to dabble into every child's dreams of adventure and magic, and in so doing goes in over her head. With likable characters, an easy-going and unpretentious writing style, and a good pace to the story, this is a pleasant escapist fantasy with which to whittle away an hour or two. While at times the editing could have been tighter, there are good imaginative streaks here, such as the take on
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Eleanor Margo Byrne
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Feels Rushed

I enjoyed the story but I felt that it was rushed. The main lead wasn't developed enough. A reader wouldn't feel a connection because the characters lack depth. This would be an amazing story if it didn't feel so rushed.
Cosmos
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story! It was an entertaining story and the characters were likable. I would enjoy reading about any adventures Elia and Locrian might have in the future.
Lene Blackthorn
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A short, funny and enjoyable novella.
Elia feels like an outcast in her village, having only one true friend - Locrian, the Barons son. While exploring old ruins, Elia finds a carving - a totem that has some magical abilities. Greedy for fame, appreciation and power, she becomes an apprentice of old shaman - and wakes up old magic that poses for an awesome treasure as much as a great danger.
I very much liked the story with its easy-going flow and fast pace. All the main characters are very
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Jordan Altman
Nov 21, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
My new novella, hope you enjoy.
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Well, this book is certainly something completely different to the normal run of the mill book. The Shamans carving is used in a similar way to a voodoo doll, except this carving is capable of creating an object or creature which is a perfect replica of the carving, allowing the person who made the carving to become very powerful indeed. The book has been written in a very descriptive and creative manner bringing horror and escapism to a thrilling climax. A must read book
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Jordan Altman is a Geologist who has worked from the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Canadian Shield. Recently taking up creative writing, his adventures within reality are now being matched by those of his imagination.

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