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"A must-read, action-packed adventure that combines the real-life challenges of high school with that of an epic, otherworldly armageddon. This is a thrilling debut novel by author Susan L Markloff. I highly suggest The Rise of the Raidin for YA fantasy fans—you won’t be disappointed!" Reedsy Discovery

"Susan L Markloff has pulled off a fantastic story here, with depth of plot and characters that leave you wanting to read more. Young Adult Fantasy readers will find a whole world to love in The Rise of Raidin, and the premise fits nicely within the genre. Superbly written, with great humor and attention paid to each character that makes the whole read thoroughly enjoyable. A truly engaging and entertaining read, The Rise of the Raidin is a promising first installation of The Human-Born Era series." ManyBooks

"A highly original YA urban fantasy, The Rise of the Raidin is an engaging mixture of everyday high school pressures, and the pressure of confronting mythical beasts. The well-choreographed action scenes and snappy dialogue result in a work of YA fantasy that will satisfy traditional YA readers and fantasy readers alike." Self-Publishing Review

"Markloff captures these unique characters through their appearances, attitudes, and interactions with Jennifer. The dragon sketches add to the reality of the world and the general feel of the story. The Rise of the Raidin delivers an original take on dragons and dragon slayers with a secret world, a double life, coming-of-age discovery, and action-packed fight scenes." Readers' Favorite