Book Review of The Magi of Miriam: The Boy Who Saved the Kingdom
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by M. K. Sweeney
Ages: 8-12 | 400 Pages
Publisher: Ambassador International (2023) | ISBN-13: 9781649601308
What to Expect: Loss of a parent, magic, good and evil, adventure, and heroism.
In this epic fantasy adventure, magic and heroism play out against a backdrop of biblical and philosophical themes, evoking the timeless struggle between good and evil.
Jesse had no ambitions to become a hero. However, when a letter written by his mother appears mysteriously in his backpack two years after her death, he finds himself propelled into a magical otherworld, the Land of Miriam—where dragons are real, good and evil do battle, and a hero is urgently needed. Eonia, princess of the Land of Miriam, has been kidnapped by the evil Gors, who hope to steal the key to the Book of Good and Evil. They will kill the King and Queen to get what they want and plunge the land into darkness. Jesse, it seems, is destined to stand against them. But can a simple, grieving boy really be the hero they need?
The fast-paced story leaves enough time for Jesse’s character to grow, illustrating how adversity can lead to strength. Jesse himself is a warm, humble character, easy to relate to and sympathize with, and readers will enjoy seeing his relationship with the Princess develop. At the same time, Sweeney creates a captivatingly magical world with dragons, princesses, castles, and an enchanted book—everything a classic fantasy adventure needs.
The Magi of Miriam: The Boy Who Saved the Kingdom is a unique new fantasy story and a captivating read.
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About the Author
M.K. Sweeney was born at NATO headquarters in Mons, Belgium, and subsequently moved with her family to Montgomery, Alabama, where she grew up. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and then moved to Manhattan to work with a pension fund prior to attending law school. She lives with her husband and their three children in Atlanta, Georgia, where she serves as senior counsel for a global chemical company and writes fiction into the wee hours of the morning.
For more information, visit https://magiofmiriam.com/.
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