Review of ‘Breach of Worlds’ by Dana Davis (May 2014):
When willful eleven year old Nara receives yet another beating at the orphanage she finally decides to escape. her decision coincides with a new desire to seek out the sorceress who lives in a neighboring valley. The mere mention of the sorceress strikes fear in the most powerful of men, but driven by an irresistible urge Nara puts aside her fear and sets out to find the mysterious woman. So begins Nara’s journey of discovery about herself, her family, and magic.
Author Dana Davis pleasantly weaves the excitement of discovery with the frustration and angst of a young girl rapidly growing into adulthood. Her light touch carefully expresses the malevolence of the forces opposing Nara and her friends without resorting to gratuitous description and violence. This is Nara’s tale, not theirs, and Davis never loses track of that fact. The tone and language of the story are well suited to tween readers, especially girls, who will enjoy sharing in Nara’s achievements as much as they empathize with her frustrations.
Link to Dana’s page Breach of Worlds