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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Black Shard - Book Review


If you've followed my blog for a while you may remember the book review I did last year for The Magic Warble, the fun fantasy novel by Victoria Simcox that follows in the tradition of books like The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

This holiday season Simcox is back with a new book The Black Shard, the sequel to The Magic Warble!

My husband and I just love fantasy books for young adults and children, so we were really excited last year when we had the chance to read The Magic Warble, and I was thrilled when Victoria contacted me about reviewing The Black Shard.

The Black Shard, Victoria Simcox’s fast-paced, intricately woven sequel to The Magic Warble, takes Kristina Kingsly and her schoolmates back to Bernovem … and into a thrilling, often dangerous adventure.

Kristina’s stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it’s all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester’s cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it’s actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can’t refuse.

 Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends … and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn’t get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the “Black Shard”, Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it’s in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known.

If you and your children are fans of Harry Potter and Narnia, you'll love Simcox's books!  You'll fall in love with Kristina and the rest of this fun cast of characters, and you'll wish that you could take a trip to Bernovem!

Buy it! Be sure to include The Black Shard on your Christmas gift giving list this year!  And if you haven't read the first book in the series, The Magic Warble, add it to your list as well!

 


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