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Skyblind Paperback – May 18, 2016
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"Skyblind is everything you could wish for in a great story: captivating characters, fast-paced plot, and a fully realized fantasy world with magic, mystery, romance, and swashbuckling action. But there's something more here, too: a transcendent quality. This tale is shot through with glimmers of ravishing, otherworldly light." ~Mike Mason, author of The Blue Umbrella
About the Author
From a young age, J.R. Fehr found joy expressing himself through the creative art of storytelling. This passion led him to earn his BA in Communications from Trinity Western University. He has since worked in a variety of fields ranging from small town journalism to youth care work. He has traveled extensively and now resides in Vancouver, B.C. where he works with other independent storytellers. His most recent book collaboration was, “A Pirate’s Guide t’ th’ Grammar of Story.” For more information, please visit www.jrfehr.com
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The story follows the journey of Corwin and his twin sister Taylee. They accidentally activate an old relic that was somehow connected to their mother. When they go in search of their uncle for help, they are caught up in a web of deception and greed. They follow the path and end up at face to face with the god of Day, whom they so ardently worshiped.
The author introduces us to some very strong characters apart from the main brother-sister duo. A mysterious man who calls himself Skyblind, comes to their aid and changes the way they perceive things. Salana, the princess and heir to the throne is portrayed as a strong independent woman who commands respect and is fair. The author subtly brings out what blind faith can do and how it can affect people.
This is not just a quest, or an adventure to stop the bad guys, but also one of self-discovery and understanding the importance of power and how it can be misused. The reader discovers how greed and complacency as well as blind faith can affect the people. It is also very easy to get lost along the way. As the journey progresses, the twins also find out about their parents and their past. Life is not always black and white, there is also grey thrown in with a lot of uncertainty.
This story is filled with adventure and some interesting points of view that the author expresses but doesn't preach about. It is thought provoking and the story is an enjoyable read!
That said, I’m also a parent, and this is exactly the kind of coming of age story I want my children to read (and believe me, they have, and loved it). Perfect for both boys and girls, it manages to raise the standard of young adult fiction. Unlike much of what is popular today, it doesn’t resort to unnecessary violence, romance, or gimmicks … nor is it trite or preachy. This is more than just another book to read - it’s soul food for young people finding their way in the world. I couldn’t recommend it more.