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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Black Shard By Victoria Simcox {review}

Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to review a great book called The Magic Warble, so I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email that the sequel The Black Shard had been published!

"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."

Kristina returns in this book a few years older yet she is still the same quirky girl I discovered in The Magic Warble. I have just started reading The Black Shard but like The Magic Warble, I am already sucked in. My oldest whom is learning to read this year, is really enjoying the time we are spending together reading about Kristina's new adventure. Full of twists and turns and wonderful suspense, my daughter can not wait for bedtime, and I can not wait to see what happens next!

You can find The Black Shard on Facebook and just in time for Christmas, you can purchase The Magic Warble and/or The Black Shard on Amazon. 


Nancy C said...

Sounds like a great read -- I wish I had more time for books. I have so many unread ones right now. I suppose that should be my new year's goal. :)

Veronica Lee said...

Great review, S!

Happy Thursday!


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