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Debut novelist Kluver's solid world-building skills flesh out this dynamic coming-of-age romance with strong detail and cultural development. Alera is fiery and likeable and will find favor among young adult readers. Lively secondary characters...and sharp dialogue, combined with richly imagined Hytanican legend and history, keep the pace of this epic moving until the last scene. A fantasy romance novel that shows much promise as the kickoff to a series.
(From Kirkus Discoveries; Reprinted here with author's permission.)