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Jo Visuri does an outstanding job of juxtaposing fantasy and real-world concerns as the tension and action escalate [in The Undiscovered Descendants]...Teen fantasy readers who want a story about new and evolving relationships, changing life purposes and perspectives, and threats to family and community connections will find The Undiscovered Descendants an excellent, satisfying story. It takes the time to depict home and small town/island life, creating a firm foundation for exploring the events that threaten change. This, in turn, crafts the perfect scenario for considering just how and why these young people become so invested in outcomes that challenge their worlds and individual lives. The Undiscovered Descendants is highly recommended for teen fantasy readers who look for more than action and adventure in their stories. The community, family life, and growth opportunities presented to this disparate circle of new friends reflects a bond that makes for a compelling, solid read.
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
The Undiscovered Descendants is told from three different perspectives, and I love the seamless way that Elin's, Aeden's, and Tristan's tense stories weave together. The characters are fun and easy to both love and hate. Jo Visuri has introduced a unique world that combines modern teenagers and Scandinavian mythology in a delightfully refreshing way with a steady, action-fueled pace that makes it impossible to put down. Even more impressive is the easy-to-imagine setting of Auor Island, likely based on a real place and definitely somewhere I would love to visit. After an ending that nearly left me in tears, I am anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Nordri Series.
Amy, READERS' FAVORITE
Secrets emerge as two young men try to find out if their classmate Elin is secretly a Dormant Descendant. Suspenseful and intriguing, The Undiscovered Descendants will have its readers halfway out of their seats. Brilliant characters, ancient Clans, special abilities, magic objects, and teenage relationships all wrapped into a fantastic adventure.
MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW
I loved every bit of the story right to the very last page. The descriptions of the scenes are so vivid that they seem like a 3D projection. Additionally, the thoughtfully constructed story covers an interesting range of themes: jealousy, ambition, infatuation, secret societies, friendship, family, and more. Jo Visuri's book is recommended to readers interested in enthralling twists. It involves an intricate, underground, and magical organization and the tingling sensations of early romantic sparks.
Foluso, READERS' FAVORITE
The Undiscovered Descendants
Book #1 in the Nordri Series
A captivating modern-day fantasy filled with intrigue, Norse mythology, magical objects, and special abilities, Jo Visuri's adventurous tale will sweep you away to mystical Auor Island - where nothing is quite as it seems!
A remote island. Old secrets. And a cascade of unintended consequences.
Long ago, four clans from earth’s four corners were given magical abilities to help save humanity from oblivion. For generations, their descendants have lived in hidden communities and occasionally intermingled with regular humans—leading to whispers of unforeseen consequences.
Now, in the present-day and for unknown purposes, one Clan quietly and desperately seeks the rumored, undiscovered offspring.
Meanwhile, in the heart of a northern archipelago, Elin Bodil leads a perfectly ordinary, happy life on Auor Island with her family. When, through accident and circumstance, she meets both a motorcycle-driving stranger and the new mysterious boy next door, Elin's world is turned upside down.
As Elin is drawn into a brewing supernatural conflict—with her two unusual acquaintances on opposite sides, she must decipher who to trust while unearthing her island's secrets and those buried deep within herself. But when the search for answers triggers the Clan’s sinister schemes, Elin and her companions will have to confront far bigger and deadlier secrets than they ever imagined. And they’ll need much more than themselves to survive!
Welcome to Auor Island…and the legend and magic within its ruins!
Told from the perspective of Elin and her two unusual acquaintances, the imaginative first-in-series tale blends Norse myth, magic, adventure, science fiction, and fantasy with a touch of romance. Delighting readers of all ages, The Undiscovered Descendants is perfect for fans of contemporary fantasy adventures with heart and tales of family, friendship, secret societies, hidden worlds, magic powers, magical realism, and paranormal suspense.
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Jo Visuri was born and raised on an island in Finland’s famous archipelago, where she found her one and only Viking coin at the age of six. After spending a few formative years living by a Norwegian fjord, Jo’s family uprooted to the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, CA.
A graduate of Brown University, Jo has been privately writing stories since she could read one and is launching her debut The Undiscovered Descendants in Fall 2021. She now lives and writes in San Diego, CA, when she isn’t distracted by her cuddly and demanding senior dog.