Showing posts from August 22, 2015

Avira by Corinne Foster

Avira: Prequel to Secret of the Phoon by The fearless Avira is accustomed to wielding a sword alongside her father and brothers to defend their home. Injured and abandoned, she is taken by a stranger to a place where she embarks on a happy new life learning woodcraft and herblore. But her old life draws her back to the dangerous outside world when she has to rescue her family. Although her new magical powers are put to good use, she still finds help – and more – from an unexpected source

I found this book very fun to read and full of great characters. There are several different perspectives we follow as the story progresses. Beginning with how some of the characters paths cross. We are introduced to the House of the Unloved in which unwanted girls are taken in and schooled, trained in skills and learn to hone their talents. This house is tied with the Phoon, a mysterious and at times dangerous force that mostly lives in the surrounding woods. 

When Avira is f…