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Sun Warrior
Contributor(s): Cast, P. C.
ISBN: 1250100755     ISBN-13: 9781250100757
Publisher: Wednesday Books
    OUR PRICE: $17.99  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: October 2017
Annotation: When the power-hungry Thaddeus targets Mari for the power he believes she has stolen, a tenuous alliance between the once-rival Earth Walker and Companion clans forces Mari and Nik to protect and trust one another. By the best-selling author of the House of Night series. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Healers; Fiction.
Magic; Fiction.
Alliances; Fiction.
Dewey: 813/.6
LCCN: bl2017042325
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Tales of a New World
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.50" W x 1.75" (1.80 lbs) 563 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 September)

Gr 10 Up—Mari, Moon Woman to her Earth Clan, and Nik, now the Sun Priest of the Tree Tribes, have joined forces after devastating disease and catastrophic fire decimate Nik's home. Meanwhile, in the city of the Skin Stealers, Dead Eye is possessed and ultimately overthrown by the purely evil God of Death, while Dead Eye's blind lover, Dove, plots her escape. In this massive tome, Cast loses much of the forward momentum of Moon Chosen, while doing little to add to the world-building she started so successfully in the previous volume. The Earth Walkers spend more than 250 pages deciding if they're willing to accept members of the Tribes into their new Pack, and that they like dogs (in fact, all the dog kissing gets to be just a bit cloying); the only action—aside from Nik and Mari's—is on the side of the bad guys, and even that is thin. However, fans of the first book will probably be willing to forgive all that just to see how the romance turns out. Not a stand-alone, the novel's sexual content, graphic language, and scenes of rape render it more appropriate for and older audience. VERDICT Buy only where the first volume is popular.—Elizabeth Friend, Wester Middle School, TX

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