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Mia and the Lightcasters: Umbra Tales 1 (The Umbra Tales)

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Manche Formulierungen, Begriffe oder Dialoge zwischen den Charakteren haben eine etwas einfachere Sprache und auch einen eher auf jüngere Leser:innen zugeschnittenen Humor, was aber dem Lesegenuss keinen übermäßigen Abbruch getan hat. Ich denke, dass eine durchweg weinerliche Protagonistin kein wirkliches Vorbild für junge Leser*innen ist und ihnen auch nicht zeigen sollte, dass sie mit Jammern trotzdem an ein Ziel gelangen. Dies merkt man auch am Schreibstil, dieser ist recht leicht gehalten, die Sätze sind einfach gehalten und auch die Dialoge sind einfach.

Ich persönlich finde, dass die Geschichte mit dem Ende vom ersten Band auch als in sich abgeschlossen angesehen werden kann. Doch dann wird Nubis erneut von den Schergen des Königs angegriffen und Mias Eltern werden gefangen genommen! For fans of Amari and the Night Brothers, The Legend of Podkin One-Ear and Nevermoor , this is the first in the sensational Umbra Tales series, illustrated by Ana Latese.Exciting and uplifting, this magical story is about overcoming fears and finding the power inside you! I loved the strong bond she has with her little brother, Lucas, and how her need to keep him safe helps develop her awareness of her own inner strength and her self-belief. But with only her little brother, two friends and one solitary tamed umbra, the journey is fraught with danger and feels impossible. You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot! Mia and the Lightcasters plunges readers into the middle of a game where the objective is to survive by overthrowing the reaper king - a demonic-inspired character set on destroying the world - and restoring peace.

This didn't really matter overly much, and I'm still happily giving this 4 solid stars, as I cared enough for the characters to be glued to the story all the way through! The story definitely has the feel of a rollercoaster video game, moving swiftly from one thrilling confrontation between good and evil, towards a shattering conclusion. Her journey leads her to finding out more about the mysterious Lightcasters, and if she might have a connection to them.There was just the right amount of choice to suit everyone without being overwhelming and I received comments from parents and staff about the quality of books offered compared to previous sales which have always been based around current crazes and well known celebrity authors. Die Elite ist der kleinen Gruppe aber auf den Fersen - dadurch bleibt das Buch durchgehend spannend. Mia is forced to face her fears when her parents are captured and she is tasked with getting help from a far away city. The kingdom in which they live has been plunged into darkness years ago by the powerful and evil Reaper King. Das Cover des Buches gefällt mir richtig gut, da es sich auf den Inhalt der Geschichte bezieht und auch schon genau die Stimmung transportiert, die das Buch ausmacht.

Siblings can be annoying, a responsibility, and the best person to team up with – or all of those things at once!Readers who like their heroes brave, resourceful and caring, magical and with a skill in martial arts are going to love twelve-year-old Mia. Zu Beginn war die Handlung etwas verirrend für mich, da es so vieles zu entdecken gibt und die Welt noch vollkommen unbekannt ist. Your selection was perfect for our children and what really made the difference was your ability to engage with each child, discuss their interests and help them to choose a suitable book based on your extensive knowledge of the books you were selling. I was utterly swept into this breath-taking adventure which has everything I love in epic fantasy: rich world-building; peril with a balance of hope; characters who have a close bond of friendship; fascinating, sentient creatures; hidden powers; and, a dark villain who influences from a mystical other world. A major thing I'd attribute to that fact is that the story was rather predictable for me - might not be the case when you're a kid of ten.

I loved the imagination that went into this book and have no idea how the author made up these ideas. Die Bewohner:innen können sich nur mithilfe der Umbra (gestaltwandelnde magische Wesen) vor weiteren Übergriffen schützen – und dennoch gelingt es den Schergen des Königs der Finsternis, Nubis erneut anzugreifen. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer. Wie fast alle Städte im Königreich Lunis wurde auch ihre Heimat vom sagenumwobenen König der Finsternis in ewige Nacht gestürzt.

You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. Aber auch hier haben mir ein paar Details gefehlt, ein wenig Hintergrundwissen hätte ich mir hier ebenfalls gewünscht. A VERY exciting new voice in children's fantasy, Janelle McCurdy raises the bar higher with Mia and the Lightcasters.

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