Reviewer: Cierra Loften
I usually don't tend to go for YA books that center on the medieval or fantasy, though Camille Esther's 'Dorian The Daring' has a believable balance of family life/drama, action and adventure, and spiritual growth. The cover contains a dark-hooded human figure with blue and black smoke enveloping him which is not what you'd expect from a Christian novel but it's a good perk! It shows that not all religious, particularly Christian, books have to be full of flowers and hearts. Overall, I found the main character, Dorian, to be an engaging teenager whose determination, humility, and ability to recognize his weaknesses made him all the more likable and believable. I thought the author did a wonderful job of creating the atmosphere of medieval times and I could tell she did her research on the times before diving into writing. 'Dorian The Daring' earns a solid 5 out of 5 stars from me.