Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT RISING FROM THE ASHES by Caren J Werlinger #YA #Fantasy #WeekendBlogHop

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Today’s second team review is from Barb, she blogs at http://barbtaub.com/

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Barb has been reading Rising from the Ashes by Caren J Werlinger

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gold starMy Review: 5 stars out of 5 for Rising From the Ashes

When I started reading Rising From the Ashes, I was skeptical. Dragons in Ireland? I went straight to my favorite Irish myth expert, Ali Isaacs, who didn’t let me down. In her blog post, The Serpent in Irish Mythology, she recounts several stories of heroes battling dragons. And best of all, she mentions their Irish name—péista. 

So when the young apprentice mage Ash meets the strange creature who tells her it’s name is Péist, I knew we were in for some fun. The story is an alternate history, a coming of age tale in the best fantasy traditions, complete with authentic historical details reminiscent of Monica Furlong’s classic Wise Child and Juniper, combined with the…

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