Friends and moon elves Eli and Lua live in a beautiful magical forest. Their life there is fairly calm, but the trouble begins when Luna’s cute baby bunny is transformed into hard rock candy with magical sugar crystals. It is up to the best friends to travel across various enchanting places to find the impossible cure to reverse the curse. Luna and Eli must discover and confront the frightening yet legendary Hallowshine Dragon for its healing and recovering saliva to help Luna’s baby bunny. As the moon elves hurry to find a cure and the Hallowshine Dragon, their adventure takes them to strange lands, including a unicorn kingdom, a waterfall with gold shoes, and even a quaint fairy’s home.
Eli and the Mystery of The Hallowshine Dragon by Eve Cabanel is a beautifully written fantasy that explores the theme of friendship, magic, bravery, and dreams. Cabanel weaves a children’s yarn that will pique the imagination of young readers and instill in them the values of friendship and sacrifice for those they care about. Eli and Luna embark on an adventure together to find the Hallowshine Dragon’s saliva to save Luna’s baby bunny before it is too late. Eli, the moon elf protagonist is a wonderfully creative protagonist who is unlike any character normally depicted in children’s books. The narrative is filled with strong imagery and places that young readers will delightfully explore. The world-building is rich, depicting a fantasy world that features manifold gems and surprises for young minds. Readers will adore the originality in Cabanal’s work, the beauty of the prose, and the symbolic character of the tale. This tale is plotted with ingenuity and featuring characters that children will love to follow.