Wild Born (Spirit Animals: 1)
by Brandon Mull
In a land where humans can be aided by spirit animals, there is about to be a great war; one that was foretold.
Four children go through the ceremony to find out whether they have a spirit animal and find that they are bound to animals of legend. The Four Fallen were killed during the last big war, but now have returned to fight again. Now the four children, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan, along with their animals, have to decide where they stand and who they fight for.
Good middle grade read. Short, fast. A mix of the old-fashioned, mystical, and adventure stories.