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Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
When her grandmother died, Melissa Schwedemann's life changed forever. The old woman left her a mysterious journal and a letter. Also, her grandmother gives her instructions that she has to follow before sunset on the solstice of that year. Not doing so may result in dire consequences to the whole world. It is imperative that Melissa takes her grandmother's place and complete a ritual and that she should only trust Charles and be wary of the rest of the family members, especially the males. As the story continues, Melissa uncovers the ancient secret of what happened to the dragons when she unexpectedly released them from prison where they languished for fifteen hundred years.
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, T. D. Raufson is fascinated with magic, so it not surprising that his novel "Emergence" is about the supernatural. The novel starts with the premise that 1500 years ago, dragons vanished from the earth. Along with other magical creatures, the dragons have persisted only as a legend and the world descended into the dark ages. That is until the main protagonist Melissa Schwendemann uncovers the ancient secret and releases the dragons from their prison. I find the structure of the story excellent as the narrative develops smoothly and clearly, effectively bringing the reader to a magical world. Although there are many characters in the story, it is easy to follow and the main characters are well-developed. For those who are fascinated by magic and the supernatural, this is a must read. It is a book that will make the reader imagine the wonders of a world where magic is real.