Miri Castor's debut novel The Path to Dawn is a SFF story geared towards young adults who like fantasy and soft science fiction. It is Book 1 in the Opal Charm series, which tells the story about a young black teenager trying to protect her world and an alternate one from a mysterious force bent on destroying everything she loves.
Praise for The Path Dawn:
"Super blend of Fantasy, Action and Gifts! Opal is a strong female protagonist that you can't help loving her..." Archit Ojha, Amazon Reviewer
"The first book in the Opal Charm series was well written and compelling! Her family life was almost too accurate which I loved. I'm already a fan of afrofuturism and this just made me more interested! I look forward to reading more of the series! Would definitely recommend this book..." Nina, Amazon Reviewer
"[The Path to Dawn] clicked for me and left me wanting more..." Ceille Simkiss, Book Blogger
"This first book in the Opal Charm series takes a serious look into the psyche of a deeply depressed middle schooler. So rarely is mental health examined in fiction for kids this young, and so rarely is it looked at so genuinely and frankly," Audrey Coffman, Amazon Reviewer