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Tessa McMillan


Excellent, Young Adult, Antony John, Fantasy, Elements

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Book Review


A plague outbreak in the United States caused all survivors to relocate to any outlying islands. One group of survivors living on Hatteras Island has the ability to control the elements—fire, water, earth, and wind—all except Thomas. When a storm threatens Thomas’s colony, the elders or Guardians, send the youth to Roanoke Island for safety. But after they arrive, Thomas sees smoke coming from their village. The youth return to Hatteras and discover that pirates destroyed their homes and captured the Guardians. The pirates see the youth and head back to claim them, but Thomas and his friends return to Roanoke for safety. Working together his group foil the pirates and take over their ship to free the Guardians.