Children of Maya

Children of Maya, by author Christopher Vastag, takes place in the land of Kaskilla. It’s a world that is inhabited by changelings, and animals granted a human spirit by the goddess Maya. But the predator changelings have not kept true to Maya’s word and have enslaved the prey changelings. Maria, one of the enslaved rabbits, plans a rebellion from the mine she is forced to work in. Her escape leads her to an unlikely ally, Prince Reginald. Together they unite a group of prey and predator changelings while evading the cult, Khaytan’s Covenant, led by Absolvers.

Vastag tells this imaginative story from the first-person point of view. The point of view alternates between three different characters. Each time he switched characters or chapters, he does label the section with whose viewpoint we are in. Without that, this would have been a confusing story. Though, I feel the story would have had a better flow had it been written in the third person point of view.

This is a page-turning novel with a lot of action, a variety of characters that have depth, and a twisting plotline with multiple facets. The pacing of the story is fast, keeping readers engaged throughout the story. The character development has enough details that will keep young adults interested and helps readers get to know who is in the story, but it is not so overly detailed that they will lose interest. In addition, the author has left some questions unanswered as the plot unfolds, giving readers something to look forward to in a sequel. I am especially interested in reading more of Maria and Reginald’s story.

Children of Maya puts together a fantastic fantasy story with characters that readers will connect with and cheer for. Maya is kind-hearted and shows the goodness of the world she lives in that the animals living in the kingdom can have a better life. It is a story of friendships and allies, self-discovery, and the battle for freedom.

Pages: 406 | ISBN : 1624751555

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Posted on February 25, 2022, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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