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A hero’s curse
By P. S. Broaddus

Drought has consumed the Kingdom of Mar for the last ten years. Essie, her sarcastic cat Tig and her secretive family struggle to survive on their small farm which is nestled against the forbidding cliffs of the Valley of Fire. A rebellion against the cruel interim ruler forces them to flee for their lives.
Essie and Tig face dangers everywhere, cunning rock basilisks, packs of hungry arcus vultures and that is not all.
Believing that the missing King Mactogonii is still alive, Essie needs to summon up the courage to find him but how will she do it when she is blind and evil lurks everywhere.
A perfect choice for middle grade readers who love adventure and a good struggle-to-survive story.
This is what the author says about the arcus vultures;
“Arcus Vultures are a curious contradiction. One of the most dangerous creatures of the Valley of Fire, it is not due to their razor sharp talons or five step wingspan. (Although these are good to be aware of.) Rather, it is due to their scavenging lifestyle of digging through decaying carcasses that Arcus Vultures carry a swift and deadly disease known as “fleshrot.” Fleshrot, if not treated, is often fatal”
Sounds pretty gross and if you want more do check out the author’s site above.

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