Third Earth

A YA Fantasy Adventure on the Dragon Planet (Arch Mage Series Book 3)

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
369 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2020
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Author Biography

Cami Murdock Jensen grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah, fostering two passions: science and the fine arts. As a senior in high school, she won the Sterling Scholar in science and cloned DNA to compete on the state level. One year later, she wrote the score for her first children's musical, "Robin Hood: Tales of Ye Merry Wood", which she later published. She has since dedicated years to teaching, writing, composing, and directing, as well as studying the genetic defect that runs in her family. Cami has six amazing children who have battled leagues of demons and a husband who is a much better hero than any prince.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Third Earth: Arch Mage Series Book 3 by Cami Murdock Jensen is an exciting story that will hook you from page one. Populated with fantasy creatures, memorable characters, a compelling plot, and a good dose of adventure, it's a novel that has everything YA fantasy fans crave. Buckle your seatbelts, because this is an epic journey you will enjoy, starting with the main character Agnes, whose magic is now cursed, her life in danger as she tries to avoid war with the dragon planet and deal with its wicked leader. The plot builds with tension as Agnes loses her much-needed allies and her magic. Third Earth's peace and security are at stake, and Agnes is now thought of as the enemy. This cunning dragon leader has to be brought down, but can Agnes find her power again?

Jensen is a superb storyteller and worldbuilder, which is obvious when you first start reading. Her attention to detail with settings and plot put you into her creation with ease. As you read, you feel as though you can trust this writer to take you on a journey that will entertain, enlighten, and satisfy you. The character development is rich and substantive. You feel as though you can become familiar with their motivations and thoughts--sometimes even guessing their next move. But then some unexpected turns make things even more interesting. Agnes just wants to be herself; a regular teenager. She's had to deal with some tough issues and now has a lot on her plate. As with most young adults, you will have some angst, and there are some angsty situations that I won't spoil here. Agnes is a standout character, extremely well developed and empathetic. I like how she wrestles with the power within herself, her intuition, and her gifts, and how she approaches challenges. Sadie is a great character too, and these teenagers talk and act like real ones. I like that this story is told in the first-person POV, as it lends a feel of immediacy. If you like classic science fiction upgraded with fantasy elements, dive as quick as you can into Third Earth by Cami Murdock Jensen.