Blood and Stars
Legend of Rhyme Series Volume 1 Book 5
by Jaime Lee Mann
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 12 Sep 2017 | Archive Date 01 Oct 2017
Blue Moon Publishers, Blue Moon Voices
*** To read the first four titles in the Legend of Rhyme series, please email Talia at Talia@DigiWriting.com***
Thirteen-year-old Ariana Caine has woken in Coraira, and is torn between finding her brother Asher and learning how to rule the magic realm while Calla is under a protection spell.
Beneath the sea, Starla the mer-queen is bringing her apprentice, Teagan, to the Chamber of Memories to learn more about her parents. But when Starla is beckoned by one of the Ancients, Teagan is approached by a stranger, who promises to lead her to her mother and father. Meanwhile, the sea witch and her sisters are poised and ready to usurp the queen’s reign, and will stop at nothing to gain her powers.
On top of it all, Elora, the infamous witch who has caused so much heartache, is now asking for trust one last time.
Will Ariana choose Coraira over her brother?
Will the sea witch have her wish?
What are Elora's true intentions?
A Note From the Publisher
“I read Elora of Stone without putting it down. The ‘Legend of Rhyme’ depicts a wondrous world populated with fairies and ogres, good witches and bad, and delightful protagonists.”
- Paulette Bourgeois, author of the Franklin the Turtle series, Order of Canada winner
“[Elora of Stone] is an excellent way to introduce fantasy/adventure to beginning readers and hook reluctant readers.”
- Cat Michaels, author of the “Sweet T Tales”
“[Jaime Lee Mann] captured a little bit of everything that’s been really popular and intriguing for these readers.”
- Karen Mair, CBC’s Mainstreet PEI radio show
-Atlantic Province-wide Author Tour
-Print and Radio Campaign
-Online Publicity Campaign
-Social Media Campaign including Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
-Literary Award Submission
-Literary Festival Submission
Average rating from 21 members
Praise Jaime Lee Mann! This is the fifth installment in the series, and although it could be read as a standalone, this series should be read in order. The writing style is clear and engaging. We can see how the story develops from the first book to this one, like a child's mind, we get the base of the story with great unforgettable characters and an epic plot, that will develop into something more complex after each installment. I think this is a great tool for bonding with your kids, starting from an early age the love for storytelling and hopefully to read. The Rhymes are perfect for a bedtime story and the this book is great for interacting with kids, asking questions, it will definitely grow and fuel the imagination. Would love to see more from this author.
Once again I read Jaime Lee Mann in one day, in one sitting. The stories she writes are so engaging! This one covers the continuing adventures of the Caine children. It is usual with this series to flick back and forth between the main characters to keep the time line development in sync for the reader, as this book is no exception. I liked that the story of Teagan continues in an undersea world of mer folk, that Asher is still susceptible to the Darkness in the world. There are some new characters introduced to give depth to the story and these have back story to describe how they fit in. Jaime Lee Mann manages to write such good stories, they are enjoyable for adults and children alike. Do give her Legend of Rhyme stories a read and then share them with your friends and family.
While these books are written for much younger people in mind they are books that I have really enjoyed a lot. The characters and ideas are very well thought and planned out. The only issue with this one is that the stories were split into 3 separate o as and it made it slightly more difficult to follow. The poems that rhymed were very entertaining and a wonderful touch to a great story
I feel like Blood and Stars is Mann's best - and strongest - work so far. It In this book, we are introduced to the realms within the oceans, to fascinating new characters, and despite the characters being separated by time and space and worlds, Mann impressively manages to bring them back together to wrap up this arc in a satisfying manner. Overall, Teagan's arc felt the most developed in terms of plot and characters. In comparison, Asher's arc felt the weakest and least feasible, whereas Elora's was a nice mix of the two. Ultimately, I think Elora's story - and a redemption of sorts - shone through in how it offered hope that despite how dark things may seem, there is always the possibility of something good to come out of it. I definitely appreciated how Mann ends this series arc on a strong note, with the potential for a new (and hopefully different) series to spring forth from within the worlds already introduced (and there are plenty of them!). I would look forward to learning more about the different worlds through the eyes of new characters (and adventures), and I also look forward to seeing more of Mann's works in the future. Note: This e-ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. But thank you Talia and Blue Moon Publishers!!!