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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite
The Rise of Agnil is Book 1 in the Agnil’s World series, written by Susan Navas. Aggie, who is also called Agnil, is excited because her father is finally allowing her to go fishing alone. She falls into the water and is dragged away by a change-forming elf named Garallil. Aggie is shocked when Garallil tells her that her mother, Estil, isn’t dead and is a princess from the kingdom of Aberrian, where they are going. Aggie meets the king and queen, who are her grandparents. She is even more surprised to discover that she’s half mortal, so is the only one who can rescue Estil from the evil wizard Vedron. The bracelet Aggie’s mother left her has magical powers which will help defeat Vedron. Aggie is coached on how to accomplish this feat, but she must remember to follow all the instructions to succeed. If she fails, Vedron will destroy Aberrian and the elves who live there.
Susan Navas has written a very creative story which includes elves, wizards and magic. It also has a realistic side as it shows how Aggie copes being raised by her father, before discovering her mother is actually alive. This brings lots of mixed emotions and I understand why. The plot is very interesting and the writing is very descriptive, allowing me to watch the events in my mind's eye. The Rise of Agnil, Book 1 is an enchanting fantasy that will have preteens, especially girls, yearning to read more books from the Agnil’s World series.