Chosen Ones by Alister McGrath


     Peter and Julia are spending their vacation at their grandparents’ house, waiting for their father to come home from sea. When Julia sees a hidden garden from her window she becomes drawn to it, and she and her brother soon find themselves in another land, drawn into a battle for freedom.

Book one of “The Aedyn Chronicles,” this is a good start. It is written for children, and there are illustrations throughout the book. I found that the writing tends to focus a lot more on getting into the action than character development. For me, this was a bit disappointing, but I would imagine this is a very good approach to writing for children… to keep them engaged. Overall, the story was good, and I would recommend this to anyone with kids who enjoy reading.

3.5 out of 5

Where to buy the book: CBD | Amazon | B&N

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