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The Beast Call: Anne Tibbets

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Seventeen year old Dray is no ordinary human. But possessing a magical capability to talk to animals in a land where magic is feared, is dangerous. When Dray's adventure hungry brother leaves the family farm to join a rebel militia, Dray follows him, but as Dray discovers her natural warrior capabilities, and word of her magical talents are discovered by the rebel General, Dray becomes an intricate part of the revolution, and the evil King Nuro would like nothing more than to see her destroyed.

Good Reads Summary

The first quality the reader will notice is the good descriptions and narration provided to you by the main character, Dray.  Dray has the ability to speak to animals, an ability the reader would love to have, but is feared in the world this novel takes place in.  There is no lack of action and excitement in this novel, Dray's brother takes-off to participate in a rebel militia and the story builds up to a climax from there as Dray must follow him.  Dray puts herself in danger, however, when the rebel General hears of her gifts.  Dray is a well-developed character and well-liked by the reader.  Dray is the reader's eyes and ears, the reader will sometimes want to shake her, but will want to congratulate her in others.  The secondary characters, except the rebel General, are not terribly interesting to read about.  The plot is interesting; the ability to speak to animals will draw most readers in.  This book is terrific for young adults/adults who appreciate magic in the world. 

4 stars