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Literature: Rachel Griffin
The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin is a 2013 YA novel by L Jagi Lamplighter (author of the Prospero's Daughter trilogy). Unexpected Enlightenment is the first in a projected series of novels about the eponymous heroine's adventures at school and beyond. The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel is slated for release October 2014.

Thirteen year old Rachel Griffin has been attending the Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts (a school of magic like no other) for two days before she discovers hints of a world-shattering—or world ending—secret unknown to any of the Wise; meets a princess and a dragon-slaying hero, and saves her friend from being murdered. On day three...

It is set in an Alternate History, where monotheism was a brief historical anomaly, but there are just enough hints of things being awry that we can suspect it is indeed our world, altered. As when Rachel sees a statue of a human with bird wings and is baffled by what it could represent — obviously not a fairy, since the wings are not butterfly ones.

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