Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ February 6th. 2021



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the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr. Seuss  

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To help celebrate, Black History Month (February 2021) ~ each week of this month we will feature a book written by a current  black author 

Fate of Flames (The Effigies Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Sarah Raughley  (Author

Four girls with the power to control the elements must come together to save the world from a terrible evil in this “series opener [that] has it all” (Kirkus Reviews).
Years ago, everything changed.

Phantoms, massive beasts of nightmare, began terrorizing the world. At the same time, four girls—the Effigies—appeared, each with a unique power to control a classical element. Since then, they have protected the world from the Phantoms. At the death of one Effigy, another is chosen, pulled from her normal life into the never-ending battle.
When Maia unexpectedly becomes the next Fire Effigy, she resists her new calling.

A quiet girl with few friends and almost no family, she was much happier to admire the Effigies from afar. Never did she imagine having to master her ability to control fire, to protect innocent citizens from the Phantoms, or to try bringing together the other three Effigies.

 With the arrival of the mysterious Saul—a man who seems to be able to control the Phantoms using the same cosmic power previously only granted to four girls at a time—Maia and the other Effigies must learn to work together in a world where they are celebrities

Sarah Raughley grew up in y status is more important than their heroism.

But the secrets Saul has, and the power he possesses, might be more than even they can handle…

A fun read, with plenty of action, it kept me hooked right up to the last page.

This book is available from, and other fine book stores and your Public Libraries.

About the Author.

Sarah Raughley

About the author from Southern Ontario  who is writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to be one. She is a huge fangirl of anything rom manga to scifi/fantasy TV to Japanese role-playing games, but she will swear up and down at book signings that she was inspired by Jane Austen.

Sarah has been nominated for the Aurora Award for Best Young Adult novel and works in the community doing writing workshops for youths and adults. On top of being a YA writer, Sarah has a PhD in English, which makes her doctor, so it turns out she did not have to go to medical school after all.

As an academic, Sarah has taught at McMaster University and acted as a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Ottawa. Her research concerns representations of race and gender in popular media culture, youth culture and postcolonialism. She has edited special issues in academic journals such SafundiPopular Music and Society, and Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice. She is also written freelance pieces for The Conversation, Quill & Quire and Zora Magazine.


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