YA Review – Child of Destiny

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About the Book

Book: Child of Destiny

Author: T.E Bradford

Genre: Christian YA Fantasy

Release Date: May 26, 2020

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Across the Divide, a storm is brewing.

In a world where power determines position, word is spreading of the girl who possesses all three factors of magic. Some feel her existence heralds a new era. Others cling desperately to old traditions. The struggle will pit neighbor against neighbor in a conflict poised to spiral into civil war. At the heart of the maelstrom an adversary thirsty for domination wields a weapon of untold magnitude. When power can be harvested like wheat, no one’s magic is safe—even the Trine’s.

Is it her Destiny to save them, or will her power be used to destroy everything and everyone she loves?

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My Review

Bradford, T.E. Child of Destiny. Plymouth, MA: Elk Lake Publishing, 2020.

Child of Destiny is book two in T. E. Bradford’s Divide series. She successfully continues the fantasy world. The relationship between Nova, Quentin, and Laura continues and we see growth in the characters as they are faced with greater responsibilities. The battles they face and the decisions they must make, require strength they didn’t realize they had. Readers will be re-acquainted with characters from Child of Prophecy – Mira, Grandpa Zeke, Lucien, Morra, Sol, Seth, and more. Readers  will also meet some new characters – some they will like and others, not so much.

I love the parallels between the fantasy world of Threa and the life of a Christian including a reliance on the “one God.” I could see the salvation story played out in the plot of the series.

Child of Destiny has a satisfying ending but I do hope that T. E. Bradford has more books planned in the Divide series. I’d really love to see what happens between Nova and Quentin and what happens in Threa, and how Nova, Quentin, and Laura finish out their high school years. There are also a couple of new relationships begun in Child of Destiny that I’d like to see how they play out.

I think that readers should read Child of Prophecy first to fully understand the fantasy world and relationship between characters. Since it has been a while since I read Child of Prophecy, a “previously in…” section at the start of the book would have been helpful. 

I would not hesitate to add Child of Destiny to a k-12 Christian school library. The main characters are high school age but I think the book would be appropriate for fifth grade and up.I received a complimentary copy of Child of Destiny. This is my honest review.

About the Author

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Author of the Divide Series books, Six World Sagas, and international bestseller Written in the Stars, Tracy believes her writing is a little piece of magic God gave her.

“Life is hard enough. I want stories to transport me to another place. A magical place, where I can stretch out my hand to touch the wonder of this vast universe God created. A universe more extraordinary than we can begin to comprehend. These are the stories I love best, and the ones I love to write. Welcome to my worlds!” –T.E. Bradford

More from T.E. Bradford

Thanks so much for stopping by to hear a bit about Child of Destiny, book two in the Divide Series. I’m so excited to share it with all of you!

In this second book in the series, one of the characters enjoys a special treat. This yumminess goes by the name of Hazelnut Delight. It’s a simple, but fantastic recipe that only a very select few will receive. Shhh!!! It’s a family secret!

HAZELNUT DELIGHT RECIPE

What you’ll need:

2 homemade (or your favorite store-bought) pie crusts

1 jar of hazelnut spread

Directions:

1. Roll out (or unroll) pie crust.

2. Using a spoon, coat the crust in a thin layer of hazelnut spread.

3. Start at one side and carefully roll the pie crust up (leave it resting on the seam to help seal.

4. Pinch the ends to close and seal them.

5. Cut the roll into slices (approx 1/2″).

6. Set the slices on their sides on a baking sheet. These will get gooey/sticky as they bake, so you may want to use a silicone baking liner.

TIP: If you like crunchier, flakier crusts, let the rolls loosen as you set them down, opening up the pinwheel shape a bit. If you like more solid, dense treats, leave them tightly rolled. Or, like me, let them land however they will and get a bit of both. 😉

7. Bake at 375 for approx 20-25 minutes – until they are a deep golden brown.

Let cool a bit, and enjoy! You’ll be amazed at the yummy flavor. And as you read, you’ll be able to appreciate the scent and taste right along with the character. Happy Reading (and eating)!

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, T.E. is giving away the grand prize package of a themed basket with a one-of-a-kind natural gemstone necklace, a musical instrument, a print copy of The Song of the High King (a Bradford original), and additional books and items!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/104a5/child-of-destiny-celebration-tour-giveaway

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