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She was just a lost girl when they found her. The circumstances are odd, that much is true. But she's just a child. She needs protecting. She needs guardians. Before long, strange magic manifests from the small girl, equally awe inspiring as it is terrifying. Does she control the fire and light? Or do they control her? Shadows are rising from Alfuria, the very world beneath their feet. Sometimes they call, wishing for an unending embrace. Dragons have risen as well, from myth and legend, stalking land and sky. The roar of such beasts shakes even the most resolute warrior. Shadows, gods, dragons, and the girl with red hair. What is real and what is merely illusion? Adelaide is undoubtedly important. That may be the only certainty.
©2016 Michael J Sanford (P)2016 Michael J Sanford
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-10-16

So good!!

Sucked me into the adventure immediately and never let go! Can't wait for the second one!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By rachel pohler on 02-28-18


This is a wonderful book! I loved all the unique characters!! I can't wait to find out what happens next.

it was a little complicated to get my bearings with the characters at first. But once I did, I couldn't put it down.

I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!!

I was given a free copy of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Melanie Preston Lewis on 01-29-18

Simply sublime

What's not to like? A fairy tale for grown ups! I love a strong, wicked woman, even when they're a tad cannibalistic! The relationships between the individual characters are all wonderful and appropriately dysfunctional! But any story where there are elves and dragons, giants and gods is worth listening to. Mr Sanford manages to successfully transport us from the 21st century into a mythical time with mythical and mysterious beings with unique and unusual beliefs and it's all done so elegantly and eloquently; makes me reluctant to come back to reality!

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