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SHE MUST FIND HER FATHER… OR DIE.


Alone on the streets of London, young Serapia Ravena seeks her father, her only hope of survival. When the elusive Duke suddenly returns to the city, Serapia finds a loving father, who quickly thwarts her uncle’s murderous plans. But it soon becomes clear that he hides a dark secret, one that threatens his very life, and his very soul. The
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Published March 17th 2018 by Corinna Turner
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Katy
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars for a gritty and realistic fantasy set in historical England. The MC Serapia captured my heart in the heartbreaking opening scene. Her struggle to survive on the streets after her mother's death makes her strong but doesn't destroy her fiercely loyal and loving heart. Once she finds her father and the love she'd only dreamt of, everything is again threatened by a monstrous evil, and Serapia's toughness and tenacity learned on the streets becomes vital as she embarks on an impossible qu ...more
Leslea Wahl
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Few authors are as blessed with creativity as Corinna Turner. Whether it be her incredible dystopian series - I am Margaret, her middle-grade novel – Mandy Lamb, her Jurassic-type short story Drive, or this YA fantasy novel, she always does a masterful job of creating new, unique worlds. The details she includes, such as new words, complicated technologies, and realistic histories, is impressive.
Elfling is the story of Serapia who after the death of her mother has been forced to fend for hersel
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Amy Shimerdla
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I purchased Elfling because I love all of the books I’ve read by Corinna Turner, but I was afraid to start reading it. I put it off for a long time because I’m so in love with her I Am Margaret Series that I thought Elfling would be a huge let down. So I finally forced myself to let go of my preconceived notions and I was very pleasantly surprised! I was quickly drawn into Serapia’s world in which there is a mysterious lord, her scheming uncle, Elves, dark Elves, and sorcery! Who would have thou ...more
Carolyn
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Elfling is a highly imaginative fantasy novel about a young girl's quest to find and save her father. Serapia, accompanied by her dragonet pet, goes from a smart, toughened street urchin to a beloved daughter.

Revelations about her parents' split and the nature of her father's past sin took me by surprise, propelling the story in a direction I hadn't anticipated. Serapia's subsequent (relentless) quest to obtain healing for her father at the hands of an unwilling he-elf examines the nature of evi
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Paul
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corinna Turner's books provide a refreshing oasis of fiction for Catholic young adults. I enjoyed her dystopian series "I am Margaret", which bore some similarity to Orwell's 1984 and Benson's Lord of the World. Elfling is more in the genre of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but in a smaller world and with explicit religious themes. (Even the elves seem to be Catholic!)

Corinna is a talented world-builder, and she allows her faith to infuse those worlds. It is this combination of fantasy and faith t
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Emma Turner
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
One thing Corinna Turner is never afraid to do is deal with dark and gritty themes in her books and this unflinching approach is one of the things that makes her books so gripping. As with the I am Margaret series, her characters are well drawn and there is a strong spiritual element throughout.

I thought it lagged a little towards the 75% point, but the ending was gripping and made it worth the wait.

A well rounded, gritty fantasy from a great author.
Ruby
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fantastic novel for Catholic fantasy fans. I thoroughly enjoyed the fast paced, interesting story line and the unique world Corinna Turner creates.
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