Mystic Invisible - Book Review

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Mystic Invisible

Author: Ryder Hunte Clancy
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Date Published: March 17, 2021
ISBN-10: 978-1-952909-05
ISBN-13: 978-1-952909-05-4

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Book Review of :  Mystic Invisible



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Ryder Hunte Clancy's Mystic Invisible is a young adult fantasy set in the enchanted Highlands of Scotland. It is a charming and readable romp with a most sympathetic hero. Filled with delightful details of magic and Scottish folklore, the story follows the adventures of the protagonist, fifteen-year-old Monte Darrow, as he learns to live with his mystic powers in his ancestral home; a small town plagued with a mysterious and growing mystical force. 
 
The atmosphere Clancy creates is unique, complete with a small town populated by Norms, Mystics, and mythological creatures like cat-siths, Nuckelavee, and unicorns. Rich and vibrant characters fill the tale, such as the beautiful Moira Bryce, a powerful and enchanting woman, and the hilarious and endearing Grandmother Meriweather.  Finn Cornelius takes the spot of Monte's best friend along with the elusive Cameron, who might be a bit more than Monte's platonic female pal.  
 
The central device of the story is wizardry.  References to dark magic and other evils that pertain to the "dark side" are included, but they are never presented as desirable. Every character who is allied with the dark forces is an enemy or at least a tormentor to the story's protagonist.

The story is full of heart-pumping action and entertaining dialogue scenes that offer a smooth flow and a very enjoyable read. It's truly well written in every sense of the word.

In short, Mystic Invisible is an intriguing coming of age YA fantasy that captures your heart and attention from the opening line and keeps your nose fixed between the pages. It is almost with a shock when you arrive at the end of the book’s adventures after traipsing around the picturesque burgh of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands alongside Monte and his friends.


Reviewed by: James Burn

About Ryder Hunte Clancy


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Ryder Hunte Clancy has lived most of her life in the desert but her heart belongs to the sea; her happy place, where brine and mist abound and allusive waves caress expansive stretches of compacted sand. A tried and true stay-at-home mom, she is often found scribbling notes between diaper changes or connecting plot points while everyone else sleeps. She survives off of toddler snacks like apple slices and cheese and has just as much trouble keeping up with her fictional, teenage characters as she does her three small children. Mystic Invisible is her debut novel, the inspiration of which was gleaned from her husband's homeland of Scotland, where fantasy, mystery, and folklore are rich and hits of adventure linger around every corner.




Visit https://www.ryderhunteclancy.com/ for more information on Ryder Hunte Clancy


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