Book Review of Ellanor and the Land of the Midnight Sun
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Kathryn Tse-Durham
Ages 9-18 | 456 Pages
Publisher: Hedgehog Publishing | ISBN-13: 9789887938439
What to Expect: Fantasy, adventure, magic, sibling relationships.
From the writer of Ellanor and the Search for Organoth Blue Amber and Ellanor and the Curse on the Nine‐Tailed Fox, here’s an exciting third installment in Ellanor’s quest to save the elven world of Alendria from destruction by the Beast.
Ellanor has finally come face-to-face with her long-lost twin sister Marigold, but with three guardians still to find, neither twin has time to rebuild family relationships. This time, Ella’s quest will take her from London to Helsinki and far beyond as she hunts for Guardian Cephrin in the land of the midnight sun. She’s learning a lot about Gaya, humans, and herself—but will it be enough to see her safely through this leg of her quest?
Drawing on mythology, folklore, and culture from around the world, the Ellanor books are bursting with imaginative detail that nevertheless leaves a reader feeling right at home. References to social media, smartphones, and cosplay keep the story fresh and relevant to modern readers without losing the fairy-tale magic that comes with elves, enchanted forests, magical talismans, and demons. The characters are relatable and believable. In this third book, the relationships become intense and complicated enough to keep readers on the edge of their seats, waiting to find out how they will play out.
Fast-paced and ethereal at the same time, Ellanor and the Land of the Midnight Sun is sure to be a hit with established fans, while first-time readers will definitely want to go back and read the first two installments!
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About the Author
Kathryn Tse-Durham is the author of Ellanor and the Search for Organoth Blue Amber, the award-winning first book in The Ellanor Chronicles. She lives in the vibrant international city of Hong Kong with her husband, son, daughter, and corgi.
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