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Mesmerizing, entertaining, and brilliaantly written, author J. Lynn Else’s Descendants of Avalon is a must-read YA Fantasy novel! The brilliant sense of adventure and wonderment that any young person would feel being thrust into this magical world, as well as the fear and worry when danger arrives, is felt in the tone and atmosphere the author has crafted, and the way the setting and characters seem to balance out one another makes the story flourish until the final pages, where readers will be eager to devour the next book in this series. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!


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Minnesota author J. Lynn Else told an Authority Magazine interviewer this week:


Gowing up in the 80s and 90s, while a big fan of sci fi and fantasy, there weren’t a lot of female characters to identify with. The females typically lacked depth, didn’t have a lot of agency, or simply were there as a romantic interest. As I started developing my fantasy trilogy, I wanted to create a cast of female characters who were all different.


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Check out a special interview with Genie, Whit, and Mei on their hunt to rescue Beth. Set during "Descendants of Avalon," find out what they have to say here: Genie, Whit, and Mei (of Descendants of Avalon, by J. Lynn Else) – The Protagonist Speaks

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"Sheer fantasy, spun by a talented author continues a series that will appeal to young readers – and their magic-hungry older flock! This is one delightful novel, worthy of exploring. Recommended."


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Lost Daughters of Avalon (Awakenings) by J. Lynn Else is one of the best fantasy book for teen or adult readers to check out — new and classic tales alike, this story have everything from fantasy to mythical creatures, fantastical worlds to magic that lives in our own reality.

Towards the end, I found some of the most beautiful words of love I've read in a while, so much that I had to stop and write them down in my reading journal.


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May 2022 book reviews

I was taken in – hook, line, and sinker – from the opening to the last sentence of this story.


As a lover of magical and fantasy fiction, the appeal of this story is immediate. It is not so much a modernization of the King Arthur tales, but a continuation of the story. The world of Avalon has been alive and well through the centuries, and the author melds the modern world of the four young women into the tales of knights and wizards with an ease that makes it feel not only plausible, but natural as well. 


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History From a Woman's Perspective blog:

Overall, this book is about faith, love, family, duty, and sacrifice. I thought that all the characters were very realistic. I thought that this novel was very fast-paced and full of action. 


The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic is a thought-provoking read that will linger with you long after you have read the last page. 


See full review: The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic by J. Lynn Else: A Book Review (

J. Lynn Else's books on Goodreads
The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen (The Forgotten #1)
reviews: 19
ratings: 151 (avg rating 3.92)

The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic (The Forgotten #2)
reviews: 3
ratings: 5 (avg rating 4.60)

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Book 3 of the Awakenings series was released 7/31/2021. Its the epic conclusion to the Avalong adventures. I hope you love it as much as I do! 

"Lost Daughters of Avalon" is book two of the "Awakenings" series.

Released: December 2019

"Descendants of Avalon" 

Released via Inklings Publishing. Its got girl power and magical adventures. 

Released: May 2018

"Heir of the Heretic"

("The Forgotten" volume 2)

"The Forgotten: Aten's Last Queen"

("The Forgotten" volume 1)

Reviewed and awarded the

2016 Indie Editor's Choice

by the Historical Novel Society.

Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.

Strangely Constructed Souls

a sci fi novella

released July 31, 2018.

The Girl from the Haunted Woods

*2nd Place contest winner* 

"Journey into the Fantastical" Anthology

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