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Shadowskin (Volume 1) Paperback – October 8, 2013
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Bethany Cassel makes her home in Western New York where she studies Literature at SUNY Geneseo. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing piano, bowhunting, and serving in her community. "Shadowskin" is her first novel.
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The world Shadowskin is set in is one of magic. Everyone in the story has their own type of magic inherited from their parent(s). Some can communicate with animals (a clever way of reworking the Disney angle on Snow White) while others can heal or talk to animals. The heroine can communicate with and control plant life.
Her world is disrupted when someone sets fire to the princess's Aetas tree (a sort of tree of life, meant to protect the person for whom it was planted). It does not kill the princess, but it makes her vulnerable. We find out that this is all part of a plot by a race of magical dwarves to control all of the kingdoms in the land, and our poor heroine who was merely a cursed gardener is thrust right in to the middle of all of it.
The ebook itself has a couple of minor formatting issues in very few places, but I don't believe this should deter you from reading. If you love fairy tale retellings, this is certainly an intriguing one.