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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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MegL wrote on February 17, 2023, 12:49 PM

Ii used to read all of these types of books, even as an adult!

markgraham wrote on February 17, 2023, 1:16 PM

It is fun to reread children's book. I just reread Charlotte's Web and even Stuart Little and a few others.

MegL wrote on February 17, 2023, 6:37 PM

It used to be that if there were any reading material around at all, I would read it! I could never clear an attic if things were wrapped in old newspapers!

markgraham wrote on February 20, 2023, 6:53 PM

Same here especially if they are old books say from a different century like the 19th.

MegL wrote on February 21, 2023, 3:16 PM

Oh yes! We used to have shelves of old books and I just went through them from one end to the other!