- Publisher: Luminare Press (1 Feb. 2022)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 182 pages
- ISBN-10: 1643887181
- ISBN-13: 978-1643887180
- Reading age: 8 – 12 year
- Genre: Fantasy Fiction About Wizards & Witches for Young
The BookViral Review:
Prepare to be whisked away into a fabulous fantasy world of real magic in this inspired write by Ellen Dee Davidson. ‘Wind’ makes for an inspiring novel, catapulting the reader into a tumultuous tale rooted in real life, with a backstory of a fractured universe which desperately needs to be reconnected.
Reminiscent of stories such as The Hobbit, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Never Ending Story, with a smattering of even darker evils, Davidson draws you into an unbelievable world of aliens, dragons and flying horses; of fairies not quite as innocent as they seem, and the Poison one, who oozes everything that is wrong with the universe. Set, however, in the modern-day, Davidson’s novel remains accessible, with her protagonist, Katie, a believable teen with bolshy thoughts and a stubborn streak, whilst multiple flashbacks throughout the story keep the reader grounded in present-day reality.
However, Davidson’s book is not just a wonderfully immersive fantasy. In a brilliant twist, Davidson’s tale follows the authentic theme of connection-connection of planets and nature and feelings, all interwoven and reliant upon one another, a salient fact largely forgotten by the world of mankind in its rush and addictive desire for man-made material possessions. In our arrogant dismissal of the circle of life, young people are being failed by a selfish society, reducing their ability to achieve a true understanding of not only others of our own race, but of flora and fauna, and even the planet that breathes beneath our feet. Davidson candidly weaves salient facts about each element’s reliance on the other, and how acceptance of difference-even if it is a half-pint plum coloured big-footed alien named ‘Za’-is key to our well-being, and even our survival.
For readers who loved The Wizard of Oz, Narnia and A Wrinkle in Time, WIND is an absolute must-read and is unreservedly recommended!