Theonite: Planet Adyn by M. L. Wang

Maureen (Amazon Reviewer)

★★★★★ 5/5 Unique lore, great character development
I’ve read this novel twice so far, and both times I had such a hard time putting it down! … Theonite was a fantastic book on so many levels. Joan’s characterization especially reminded me of my own middle/high school experience as a gifted but heinously bored student. Her discovery and honing of her powers, her pride, and her subsequent loneliness will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider for being inexpressibly different.
I appreciated the unique world-building/lore as well. Theonite gives us something refreshingly different from the traditional Tolkien-descended Euro-centric manifestation of alternate civilizations and their magic. I’m excited to see how this develops in future installments!