Book Review: The Journals of Petra Volare by Reece Michaelson and Pamela Jaye Smith

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Calice lives on the island of Crete in Minos’s palace with her mother. She knows she must keep quiet about her true identity, she is Daedalus’s daughter, but she yearns to know more about her father and her brother Icarus.

She renames herself Petra Volare and ventures around the town. As she does she meets people who teach her how to see her life differently: a sailor, a sword maker and a healer woman. Together they help her gain confidence in herself and her abilities so she can learn her true destiny.

The Journals of Petra Volare Scroll 1: From the Shadows is a reimagining of the ancient Greek story of Minos, the Minotaur, Daedalus, Icarus and other figures from the myths. Authors Reece Michaelson and Pamela Jaye Smith have created a character who is an outsider, which means she can tell the tale the way she sees it. She feels she has a role to play in protecting her brother, but she must discover what that is and how she can help. Along the way Petra Volare learns a lot about herself and the people she thought she knew well.

The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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