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Ennara and the Fallen Druid

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I have fallen in love with a new series titled Ennara and the Fallen Druid by Angela Myron. The story is exceptionally creative with spells, potions, a riddle, and I love how Ennara the brave heroine realizes she can give blessings. The book is intended for middle-aged kids, but any age would love this sophisticated story.

Ennara and the Fallen Druid is a magical adventure that took me to another place. I felt like I escaped from the day to day for just a little while. There is a hint of Harry Potter, but Myron’s voice is unique. I also think anyone who has read my story might like Ennara as she too goes on a ship, finds herself underwater with a plucky animal, and must learn to use her new powers much like Sarah in Superfreak.

I still carry a little bit of Ennara with me. I feel her fear as her mom tries to comfort her on her first journey away from home. We all have fears and many of them come from maybe experiencing an event for the first time. Ennara will give you hope and help you through the hard times. Perhaps you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be a child. Read book one of the Ennara Series and she will remind you.

Here is a blurb from Ennara and the Fallen Druid by Angela Myron:

Ennara has always been told she’d have legendary magic when she grew up, but she felt like the most normal girl in the world…

Until one night when she is attacked by a shadowy demon on her farmstead. Suddenly, Ennara is thrust into a world of magic, alchemy, and monsters, and she is charged with a quest to find an ancient sword that can end the shadowy curse–just as it ended the Fallen Druid centuries ago.

To succeed, Ennara must confront pirates, servants of the Fallen Druid, and those who would use her magic for their own ends. In the end, she must learn to rely on the strengths of her friends and herself, and the deepest truths of life in the world of medieval Lan.

Ennara and the Fallen Druid is the first book in the middle-grade fantasy series Ennara. It won a silver medal at the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for best pre-teen ebook.

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Copyright 2018 Melissa Crismon

The Little Little Mermaid

CSUF Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid at CSU, Fullerton. Photo by M.C.

The Little Mermaid has been getting a lot of play as of late. Last year I went to see a phenomenal high school production of the under the sea musical. The singers were amazing and set design and costume design too. So, I expected CSU, Fullerton’s production to be good. Their production of Little Women a few years back was great, but with CSUF the theatre can be hit or miss. Since CSUF’s The Little Mermaid was a miss, I’ll focus on the more entertaining parts.

First off it is opening night so things can go wrong in the beginning. Many of the singers sing off pitch, or are hard to hear, or one screams the high notes. Part of the problem may be the Little Theatre, which seems outdated and not as nice as the other theatres on the other side of the building. The singers may be having difficulty hearing themselves.

Timothy H. Lee (King Triton) has an enjoyable singing voice. Megan McCarthy (Ariel) and Evan Borboa (Prince Eric) have good chemistry. Borboa is a great hopeless romantic. During the song Les Poissons, Jacob Wayne (Chef), enjoys cutting off fish heads with a throaty French “Huh, huh, huh.” In his enthusiasm, his mustache flops half off. He turns his head to the side sans mustache and sings in a higher pitch then exposes the mustache side and sings in a deeper voice. It’s these moments why I love seeing college age theatre. There is always someone willing to play the clown.

When seeing a show at CSU, Fullerton see the shows in the newer theatres where the sound and seating are better. I still enjoyed the production. The Little Mermaid is a strong, romantic story, but for $25 a ticket I’ve seen better entertainment for less.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid • March 23 – April 15, 2018 • Little Theatre • Cal State University, Fullerton • College of the Arts • 800 North State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831 (Parking is free on weekends starting on Friday at 5pm. Park in the Nutwood Parking Structure on Arts Drive. Also, show your high school or college I.D. to get in for $5.)

Copyright 2018 Melissa Crismon