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“The Final Lesson” by Shakyra Dunn - IHIBRP 5-Star Book Review

A Fantasy Action/Adventure Masterpiece Filled With Perils And Ploys!

As Leilana Erovina continues to travel the lands of Adrylis and collect magical totems in order to follow in her late brother’s footsteps and become one of her realm's greatest Warlords, the exiled Prince Remiel of Linmus and his attendant Solus are planning on restoring their kingdom against all odds. When Fate draws these two parties together, they learn a tough lesson—Magic always has a price.

Growing up is hard enough, and for the protagonists in Dunn’s fantasy novel, this coming-of-age saga is a lesson in overcoming many of the same mental, physical, and emotional challenges that plague today’s adolescents and teens. Dunn’s characters are teenagers—forced out into the world on their own after experiencing a variety of difficult and differing circumstances. These naive and inexperienced peers are set upon the proverbial Road of Life to complete their educations and find their destinies on their own. Their trial-by-error upbringing attempts to resolve the most challenging situations while pitting them for and against each other to overcome truly impossible odds. These trials often result in disaster, and Dunn uses the opportunity to peel off the many layers of her characters and bring to light their inner strengths and beliefs as she exposes them to what remains—the truth.

Dunn presents an exciting journey in “The Final Lesson” as she leads her main characters in and out of friendships and surprising—and sometimes shocking—rivalries. Mystery and suspense are woven throughout this tale as the author reveals eye-opening facts about her protagonists, their peers, and their enemies.

“The Final Lesson” is an absorbing read with many lessons to teach. Not only are readers exposed to the wonder and magic of Dunn’s world during the course of this amazing trek through the lands of Adrylis, each fascinating and well-rounded character is infused with a unique blend of personality and talent—valuable assets that add much to the general moral of the story.

“The Final Lesson” is a compelling and provocative introduction to becoming a young adult, and all the responsibilities that entails. Dunn’s tale stands on its own merit as a masterpiece of storytelling. The story does contain some violence, but no more than the average preteen read, and the romance scenes are both clean and quite limited. I highly recommend “The Final Lesson” for ages 12 and up.

Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!

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