Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey
Twelve year old Princess Jeniah's mother is dying, and Jeniah is not ready to be the queen. She has been told that if she ever enters the swampy area called Dreadwillow Carse, the monarcy that has brought happiness to her realm, will fall. Of course, she wants to find out more and when she meets Aon, the only girl in the area who can feel unhappiness and who feels drawn to the carse and has been inside it a bit, the girls devise a plan for Aon to explore the carse and Jeniah to release Aon's father from his service to the crown. Both actions are much easier said than done and both girls must be brave. I think that middle grade children will enjoy this fantasy story. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.