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Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Question: What do you get when you cross Narnia with the Harry Potter series, set it in the Magical version of the United States, and make the main character an insatiably curious twelve-year-old girl?

Answer: Rachel Griffin, of course!

Last year, I was given the opportunity to help beta read this young adult novel by award-winning author of the Prospero's Daughter series L. Jagi Lamplighter, which recently came out in paperback and Kindle. I enjoyed this book immensely, and I can't wait to read the second one.

Today is Rachel Griffin Signal Boost Day, so I'm delighted to help spread the word. Here's the back cover blurb for you to enjoy:

Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts—a school of magic like no other!
Who knew so much could go awry in one week?

Rachel Griffin has one goal. She wants to know everything.

Arriving at Roanoke Academy in the Hudson Highlands, Rachel discovers that her perfect memory has an unexpected side effect. With it, she can see through the enchantment that sorcerers use to hide their secrets.

When someone tries to kill a fellow student, Rachel investigates. She soon discovers that, in the same way her World of the Wise hides from mundane folk, there is another more secret world hiding from the Wise. Rushing forward where others fear to tread, Rachel finds herself beset by wraiths, embarrassing magical pranks, a Raven that brings the doom of worlds, and at least one fire-breathing teacher.

Meanwhile, she’s busy learning magic, making friends and, most importantly, finding romance!

Curiosity might kill a cat, but nothing stops Rachel Griffin!

L. Jagi Lamplighter can be found at her blog, Welcome To Arhyalon, where she shares her writing insights, epiphanies and tips, including All About the Wonder, a heartwarming post on being a mother, and almost as important, on why she writes fantasy.

Check out Rachel Griffin today!

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