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The Expatriates, Book One: Song of the Sending (Volume 1)

by Corinne O'Flynn

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The Expatriates (song of the sending, #1) by Corinne O'Flynn

Jim Wales lives with a traveling carnival and can talk to animals. One day he finds out his family has been hiding him since he was little. Jim
learns he is a scholar, and he can manipulate energy using magic. The bad thing, someone is hunting these scholars, and Jim in number one on the list.

Jim hears from his father which he thought had died twelve years ago. Soon their carnival is attacked, and Jim's mother is kidnapped. Jim goes on the run, racing against time to save his Mother and discover the truth about himself.

A very original story. I really liked Jim, and loved the way he connected to animals. His communicating with them (animals), and his unconditional love for his family added a warm felling to an already intriguing story.

There is adventure, action, danger and secrets that keep you wanting to read more. I felt there was a perfect blend of action, suspense, self discovery, and secrets unfolding making The Expatriates an enjoyable five star read. I strongly recommend to Y/A, Adults and lovers of fantasy.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 069231539X, Paperback)

They told him his world was destroyed. And they were the last to escape. They thought he was safe. They were wrong. Jim Wales can communicate with animals, but that’s not why he lives with a traveling carnival. Turns out his family’s been hiding him there since he was little, since someone started hunting all the scholars. Jim is a scholar—someone who can manipulate energy using magic—and he has no idea. When a message arrives from Jim’s father—who supposedly died twelve years ago—Jim’s whereabouts are discovered, their carnival is attacked, and his mother is kidnapped. On the run with a strange glass map and a single coin, Jim finds himself racing to reclaim the father he thought he’d lost, plotting to save his mother, and discovering the truth about who he is. But going home isn’t the same as being safe, and trust is everything.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:42 -0400)

Jim Wales and his mother are members of a traveling carnival where Jim usually performs with his best friend, a tiger named Bak. On his seventeenth birthday, Jim receives a message that sends him and his friends on a journey to discover who they really are and where they are from.… (more)

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