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Fantasy adventure with a touch of romance
1 January 2017
I loved the protagonists, the concept and the story. The start is slow as each girl needs to be introduced and the stage set for the casting of the spell. In brief, four friends cast a spell to find their soul mates. Accompanied by the accidental inclusion of their dog and cat in the magic circle, they arrive in another world peopled with fabled creatures. The girls discover they possess elemental magic which they must learn to control as they team with members of the Griffin Guard to battle an ancient enemy. Other reviewers in 2011 found the shifting of narrative from internal musings in first person to actions reported in third person was confusing, but once you get the sense of it, no problems. The Arrival ends in a cliff hanger, which of course is the way of trilogies.
I look forward to reading the next book.