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Adam Bolander grew up struggling with several learning disorders. All his life, he'd always had one dream: to be a well known author. Though it took him until his junior year of high school to actually begin writing, he has since then published three books, with several more on the way.
All of Adam's books are appropriate for ages 12 and up. They contain no sexual content, no foul language, no drug use, and only mild violence.
on April 19, 2012 :
This was an unusual little story, Saloli are squirrels who live their lives similar to humans they have a ‘God’ to worship named Valde Abbas, they believe in a life after death. They have marriage ceremonies and funerals and the story puts me in mind of ‘Wind in the Willows’ or ‘Bright eyes’ with it’s humanlike talking animals. Our MC Jeremy aka Blaze is a teenage boy who has been turned into a squirrel in order to save the Icefire tribe from some unknown threat that the groups prophet Faith had been warned about in a dream. He soon proves himself as an able fighter and is promoted from trainee to fully-fledged tribe member within a few weeks.
Blaze happens along many threats and we watch him fight foxes, eagles and humans as well as other things in this steady paced exciting fantasy. I did notice a hand full of typo’s which I find in most books I read and didn’t find them detrimental to the enjoyment of the story. The writing flows easily and the plot if somewhat predictable is entertaining. Although there is quite a lot of violence in the story the writing style and vocabulary suggests this book is aimed at young people aged thirteen and over. We are left with a cliff hanger that implies this is the first of a series of books involving our Saloli friends and I recommend it to all young fantasy lovers.
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