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Vale: The Wizard's Ward


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Absolutely fantastic new young adult fantasy that all readers will enjoy!

Sometimes, it's hard to find a new book that you instantly love. Other times, it is so easy to immediately fall in love with a book that you've only just been introduced to. Such is the case with this book, Vale: The Wizard's Ward. This book is new, fresh, and a wonderful addition to young adult fantasy literature.

There is a prophecy in the kingdom of Vale that says the king can only be killed by a grey blood. But no one has grey blood in all of the kingdom. One day, an infant falls under the protection of the King's Wizard, Billington. He makes the choice to keep the babe, who is being hunted by the king's Sleuths. All grown up into a young teenager, Francis is now the wizard's ward. But when Billington disappears overnight from the castle, Francis must now turn to her first love for help. Now, Francis must navigate many obstacles in her quest for survival and self-discovery.

To me, this book is breath of fresh air in the world of young adult fantasy. This is a book that embodies the concept of young adult fantasy. It is filled with magic, magical creatures, and strong protagonists and antagonists. The book is well-written and easy to read; from the beginning, the reader will be immediately drawn into the story. In a fantasy book, it is so important to hook your reader as early as possible and this book does exactly that. I think the author has done a fantastic job with this book. The first few pages are beautifully illustrated, and every page has a beautiful flowery illustration next to the page number. The map (I think every fantasy book should have a map) is clear, gorgeous to look at, and it is well-labelled. This book will be a beautiful one in hard copy.

I think that fans of young adult fantasy will love this book. I recommend it for all fantasy lovers. It seems to be a promising start to a wonderful new series.

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I am an editor at Prose Perfect Proofreading (Instagram @prose_perfect_proofreading). I love fantasy and romance books; however, I do occasionally read other genres. I am also a beta-reader and book reviewer; I post reviews on my Instagram page @thebookmuse28.

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Jules hails from Portland, OR. She lives with her husband, daughter, and golden retriever in a house built in 1906, that she and her husband restored themselves. Before becoming a writer, she was a creative producer that worked in film, experiential and digital marketing. view profile

Published on April 30, 2022

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80000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

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