This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Return to Kiluemar is the first book in the Magic of the Realm series by Kimberly Marraffino. Fifteen-year-old Rhiannon Llewellyn's life turns upside down when her Aunt Kavana tells her that she's a powerful witch and the daughter of a Guardian, gatekeepers who protect the realm of Kiluemar, a hidden island full of magical creatures. She discovers that she has a twin brother named James Cassil, who was raised separately from her by Kavana's brother and their Uncle Pavian to stop the magic hunters from ever finding them. But they realize that magic has been seeping through the portals, and Merrick, a demonic humanoid vampire bat, has sent his henchmen to hunt down the twins because of their powerful magic. As the twins navigate their way to Kiluemar, they discover their own familial history and legacy.
An exemplary epic adventure fantasy at its finest, Return to Kiluemar fills you with a sense of wonder and awe only to be found in worlds created by the masters of the genre, such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Author Kimberly Marraffino builds a sprawling world filled with lore and history that makes it feel truly lived-in and dynamic. The characters have fleshed-out backstories, and it gives depth to their personalities. Marraffino takes her time to set up the world and her characters, but it only helps the narrative organically ease into the cast of characters and the deep lore accessible to the reader. If you're a fan of young adult epic adventure fantasy stories, you're going to love Return to Kiluemar.