Book Reviews

“McClean is keeping Caribbean traditions and folktalkes alive in this thrilling adventure.”
Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies and Rise of the Jumbies.

“A fast-paced read featuring a smart, young protagonist…one whom readers will root for. McClean effectively infuses Caribbean elements into the text, including specific elements of Trinidadian folklore and culture.”
Kirkus Reviews
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“To JV, the intrepid schoolboy explorer who contends with the thickets of the Oscuros Forest, the woods’ secrets are by turns frightful and frolicsome…McClean plots his journey with all the daring and page-turning intrigue of a hair-raising romp, embellishing the chase with plants, place names, and portents that all signal to a proudly positioned island home.”
Shivanee Ramlochan for Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2016) – Caribbean Beat Magazine.

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