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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Mya by Missy Sheldrake is the first book in His Majesty’s Elite series. Mya and her father have always been a team throughout his search for fortune, which has taken them into one insane situation after another. The latest scheme landed her working for the Millers, waiting for her father to return for her. Instead, Paewyn arrives to whisk her away home and leaving her to wonder about her father’s whereabouts. Her search for her father turns upside down as she travels with pirates and goes up against thieves. Along the way, Mya meets a charming prince and the elf of her dreams becomes a reality. But even her new adventures come with danger, as a sorcerer is out to get her. Her life has always been about her father’s adventures. Now she embarks on her own journey which is riddled with danger and sparked with romance. This pushes her to a crossroads in her life as her true taste of freedom leads her away from her father’s plans. She embarks on her own journey to embrace the power of song.
Missy Sheldrake delivers a spellbinding and enchanting read with magic, song, romance, and adventure. Mya is an amazing character with a fiery personality and a rich voice - she is feisty and strong-willed from the beginning. Sheldrake brings the setting to life with an incredible richness that shows the strength of the world through magical touches and dangerous encounters. Mya has the gift of song, which is a key element to her character and is at the root of her journey into discovering who she is and who she wants to be. Music is woven throughout in a magical and beautiful way as the source of her power and coming from her heart. Mya has various relationships in her life that have different impacts on a specific part of her journey. Mya: His Majesty's Elite Book 1 is a thrilling adventure with magic, danger, music, romance, and a coming of age journey that ties it all together.