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A teen girl, left alone to raise her brothers, is drawn into an adventure of life & death fantasy gaming and dragons unleashed.
By ReaderWriterEditor on August 6, 2013
This book has a host of wonderful characters -- the heroine, Mimi who is struggling to keep custody of her brothers and deal with menaces such as swamp dragons; her brother, Justin, and his cohort of sword and sorcery aficionados (including a wizard who can indeed cast spells): her brother, Nicholi, who has all the charm of a six-year-old on his best behavior and who seems to be the only one who can communicate with the teddy bear; and the teddy bear, Didoo, whose comforting hug and wise advice help smooth the path for Nicholi and the rest. And we mustn't forget Carlos (the sexy new boy-friend candidate), or Duke, the he-is-no-loss ex-boyfriend, or creepy Steve with his bat wing cloak.
Central to the plot is the Wyrmstone, with a history that reaches into a forgotten magical past, and the archmage who controls it. Can a troupe of teenaged warriors and wizards (with the help of a mostly mundane sister and a wise-beyond-belief six-year-old and his stuffed bear) defeat a centuries-old mage? Mimi will need to recognize the magical world and accept her place in it, or the archmage and his dragons will win.
Ms. Murphy has a fine touch with character and plot, but also with language. She has a gift for the right detail, the evocative phrase, and the humorous situation that leave me as enchanted as the dragons of the Wyrmstone.
By ML on February 10, 2013
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Lisa Murphy is a semi-retired family physician who writes in a variety of genres, including magical realism (contemporary fantasy), Sci-fi, and historical fiction. She lives in the Seattle, Washington area with her family. In her free time (when not writing or earning a living) she loves to garden, travel internationally, and read.
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