I was so happy to grab Dark Talisman as I will be chatting with the author in Oct. This book is geared toward the Teen / Young Adult crowd but really reads as a go between from Middle School to Teen. It is a light fantasy read that children will find very easy to get into. This is definitely a series to look out for if you are looking for a light easy fantasy read or if you are looking for something to get your child to read.
Meet the Dark Elf, Altira. She set out to rob a sultan, and ended up stealing the deadliest gem in the world. This mistake could cost Altira her life or save her race, and possibly the world as she knows it. As Altira struggles to triumph over the vast forces arrayed against her, she acquires (mostly against her will) a rich cast of unexpected allies perceptive dwarves, giant Phoenix birds with mysterious powers, and ephemeral creatures made from nothing but air. Together they must find a way to defeat the army of assassins set against her, overcome the wrath of three nations, and forge allegiances with despised enemies, to reveal the truth to a people kept in darkness for millennia.