Enchantress from the Stars

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Penguin Group USA, Feb 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Elana, a member of an interstellar civilization on a mission to a medieval planet, becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion. How can she help the Andrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition, without revealing her own alien powers? At the same time, Georyn, the son of an Andrecian woodcutter, knows only that there is a dragon in the enchanted forest, and he must defeat it. He sees Elana as the Enchantress from the Stars who has come to test him, to prove he is worthy. One of the few science fiction books to win a Newbery Honor, this novel will enthrall teenage and adult readers.

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The storytelling in this book is very unique. - Goodreads
Now let me just say, I HATE unhappy endings. - Goodreads
The plot has similar lofty goals and rocky execution. - Goodreads
The ending is bittersweet and perfect! - Goodreads
I hate doing that, or writing summaries. - Goodreads
Engdahl could have been a writer for the show! - Goodreads

Review: Enchantress from the Stars (Elana #1)

User Review  - Rebecca Thompson - Goodreads

I was required to read this book for my English class. For a book that is required for school it was quite good. It was a good fantasy and love novel and showed the story from several points of view. Overall very good book. Read full review

Review: Enchantress from the Stars (Elana #1)

User Review  - Chris HC - Goodreads

Star Trek's "Prime Directive" - A Novel. A little heavy-handed, but that's to be expected of a young-adult novel from 1970. Made me think of The Chrysalids for some reason. Read full review


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Sylvia Louise Engdahl is the author of six novels published between 1970 and 1981, of which "Enchantress from the Stars" was the first. It was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1971, and the “ Phoenix Award” in 1990. Ms. Engdahl currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.

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