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by Reno Ursal
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Magical Realism
Release Date: November 20th 2018
Set in Las Vegas, 18-year-old Dorothy Dizon’s life takes an unexpected turn when the alluring Adrian Rosario peaks her curiosity by his knowledge of obscure Filipino folklore.
Adrian keeps his Danag secret society hidden knowing she’s embarked on a transformational journey tied to her Filipino ancestry. Together, they struggle through a supernatural ride that changes not only their lives, but of everyone they love.
Enlightenment, Book One of The Bathala Series explores the lost history of the Philippines through the first-person perspectives of Filipino characters who teeter dangerously between friendship and love.
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“For his fantasy series opener, Ursal provides a banquet of cultural textures about the Philippines without sacrificing a brisk pace and smooth prose.” – Kirkus Reviews, January 2019
“At each stage there are historical and cultural references to explain the antecedents to the coming crisis, putting the entire situation into the larger context of good versus evil. I found the best parts of the story to be the cultural wrappings Reno Ursal sprinkled so generously throughout the tale.” Dan Kalin, Readers’ Favorite, March 2019
About the Author
Filipino American author and reader on a journey of self-discovery and reflection through the power of storytelling. No history, no self. Know history, know self.