Thursday, 21 July 2011

8+: Kit Salter 4: The Shaman's Secret - Natasha Narayan

Release Date: 15/07/11


The feisty and adventurous Kit is in a coma after being poisoned in China by her arch enemies the Baker Brothers. On board a ship to England, her friends are desperate for a cure. When they hear about an inventor who is working on electricity and Electro Therapy, the group change route to Tombstone, Arizona, western America, to find him. Luckily Kit is cured in time but it's not long before she is in mortal danger once again; one of the dastardly Baker Brothers has turned into a shape shifting Skinwalker and has cursed Kit. The gang must now travel to the Grand Canyon and enlist the help of a Shaman medicine man. But the Wild West is full of dangerous outlaws: ruthless cowboys and highway robbers. Can they navigate though the dangerous Wild West and make it to the Grand Canyon in time? An enthralling journey into the heartland of America filled with danger and discovery.


The latest outing for Kit and to be honest after the way things had been left from the previous title one that many readers feared could have been the final one. It’s cleverly written, the cast growing physically as well as emotionally throughout the outing and when you add old foes, some clever writerly magic and an overall arc to savour, it more than makes a wonderful read for readers new and old to the series. Finally add to the mix a wonderful sense of prose, some great character interaction which when backed with the twists within makes this a title that the young reader really will clamour for more of. Great stuff.

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