Review sponsored by B.S. Gibbs
The Children’s Book Review | December 29, 2016
Written by B.S. Gibbs
Age Range: 10-12
Publisher: Gibbs Publishing (2015)
What to expect: Supernatural Powers, Mindfulness, Friendship, Science
Adopted as a baby by her Aunt Zeraida, Emaleen Barsan, age 11, is a precocious student destined to be something great. Everyday her aunt asks if she has met someone new or if anything unusual has happened. When she wonders why, her Aunt tells her that she has special gifts that she will soon become aware of.
Along with her close friend Skye Stewart, Emaleen loves to go on adventures looking for treasures. One day she finds a gem and this marks the beginning of a very eventful summer break. Her aunt announces that this summer she will begin teaching her some of the family secrets and trainings. It turns out that Emaleen has been born into a family that possesses the power of supernatural insights—a family of seers. She must study hard and practice self-control if she is to harness her own special talents and unique connection to animals. While she studies with her aunt, a seer with a troubled past, Maerdern, poses a threat to Emaleen. For many years, Maerdern has been seeking a young and powerful apprentice that would aid him in his ambitions to become the most powerful seer.
B.S. Gibbs has created a compelling plot that rides largely on premonitions, Emaleen’s self-awareness, and a more mysterious kind of magic than traditional wizardry. The story is dialogue rich with lots of conversation. Learning for Emaleen equates to the reader’s education of the world Gibbs is creating for the series. The characters are well developed and the suspense builds steadily throughout.
The Peerless Seer is an enjoyable middle grade novel for those that dabble in fantasy, treasure hunting, science and nature, or all of the above. With a healthy amount of mindfulness lessons scattered throughout the pages, it’s also, surreptitiously, a therapeutic read. Recommended
About The Author
B.S. Gibbs is an attorney and a mother of two young children, both of whom assisted in the creation of the story line. She is a fan of Jane Austen (and other authors of classic English literature), stories about King Arthur, all things medieval, and people who love what they do so much that they are inspiring. The Peerless Seer is Ms. Gibbs’ first book.
For more information, visit: www.emaleen.com
Book cover design by Anca Gabriela Marginean, B Rose DesignZ: Facebook
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