The Wayfinder Heartland Tales Book One
This is a mind-bending story that will make you think. Darcy Pattison has written a novel entitled The Wayfinder that is book one of the Heartland Tales. This is the tale of Winchel Eldras and his special talent that he lost and how he learns to improve himself. This is the first book about a group or a culture of people who have a special sense of 'finding'. Winchel Eldras must make a journey to help his countrymen overcome disaster.
Darcy has written a story that I find is somewhat related, but isn't to the 'Lord of the Rings' and other stories in this genre. She has written a story full of description as on page 118 and 119 and the scenes with the 'tatzelworm'. The chapters are short which makes for a fast read and could be read in one sitting or savored in a few sittings. Darcy is an author who can tell a story and come up with something new for this genre of literature. The characters and the setting will become real to the reader as they read the book and may feel like they are a part of the story. This is a good book for upper elementary and even middle school students to have a group discussion and be able to compare and contrast between novels of similar genres.
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