The Burning is book #3 of The Spirit Warriors #YA series, set in Montana around a group of teenagers and their connections to animal spirits revered by the Native Americans.
The evil spirit of a once powerful medicine man known as the Machayiwiw is hunting narrator, Emme . She is a powerful descendant of Golden Flower, an Indian girl whose spirit is currently trapped inside a vulture. Emme and her friends Charlie, Ollie and Bets are spirit warriors called to face a big battle against this evil spirit. They are being taught the skills they need, and are helped via visions, from the ancient Indian chiefs they are building knowledge of the Machayiwiw.
During their preparations they must face other domestic dramas, Emme’s family are falling apart and she’s also finding where her future lies in her own love triangle.
This book is a building of the storylines, adding background depth, I thought there was going to be much more action with the Machayiwiw. I really enjoyed all the spirits and stories from the ancient tribesmen. However at times I felt some of the dialogue was too stiff and a little unrealistic. Roll on book #4.
This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author.
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