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CREE INFORMED FANTASY A WELCOME CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENRE

CREE INFORMED FANTASY A WELCOME CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENRE

Epic battles among fantastical beings, traveling across realms and love in the dreamtime characterize this exciting but wise tale.

lightfinder_coverAaron Paquette’s Lightfinder is a delightful Young Adult fantasy rooted in Cree worldview and taking place all over the province of Alberta. For fantasy fans weary of the over-representation of Eurocentric (mostly Celtic) mythology in the genre you will find Lightfinder a pleasant change of pace – whatever your age.

The novel starts out with familiar problems for lead character Aisling and her brother Eric. Experiences of racism, bullying, and neglectful abuse soon pale in comparison to the mythological challenges our characters must confront; none more significant than that of the dark side of their own spirits. Yet throughout the story we never forget that it is this real world platform that launches the siblings into their adventures.

Epic battles among fantastical beings, traveling across realms and love in the dreamtime characterize this exciting but wise tale. Paquette’s ability to surprise the reader with unpredictable plot twists and shape shifting characters is a skill I envy. A special congratulations to the way in which Matari, an Aboriginal Australian character, is skillfully woven, along with his compatible cultural practices, into the story. The stakes in the different but connected quests of Aisling and Eric may be about the classic good versus evil, but they are also made more tangible and specific by paralleling real world dilemmas such as environmental destruction and how we humans treat each other.

As the first book in a promised series, Lightfinder is an engaging and satisfying read. May we not have to wait too long for the second installment.

Available for Purchase Online
Lightfinder
Written & Illustrated by Aaron Paquette
Published by Kegedonce Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-9868740-7-9

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About The Author

Zainab Amadahy

Zainab Amadahy is of mixed race background that includes African American, Cherokee, Seminole, Portuguese, Amish, Polynesian and other trace elements (if DNA testing is accurate). She is an author of screenplays, nonfiction and futurist fiction, the most notable being the adequately written yet somehow cult classic “Moons of Palmares”. Based in peri-apocalyptic Toronto, Zainab is the mother of 3 grown sons and a cat who allows her to sit on one section of the couch. For more on Zainab and free access to some of her writings check out her website. www.swallowsongs.com.

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