Friday, February 16, 2018

Marabel and the Book of Fate by Tracy Barrett

It's time for her twin brother to become the "Chosen One".  He'll be the new ruler for the kingdom.  Marabel really doesn't care about that, but she would like to be recognized as a member of the family instead of always standing in her brother's shadow.  It's not his fault, he tries to include her.  It's her father who thinks she unimportant.  Then her aunt comes to the event and kidnaps him!

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.  It's a very good read.

When she tries to run after them she finds every exit at the castle blocked.  The evil beings in the other kingdom are guarding the doors.  A dragon at one, a giant at another and more of the like.  Her father is just going to send a messenger to his sister demanding the return of his son.  Marabel is ready to mount a rescue force and go after him, so he locks her in her room.  It's not looking good.

This is an enchanting tale.  Marabel is not willing to sit by and do nothing.  Her maid comes up with a way out of the castle.  The unicorn they have in their stable comes with them.  She meets up with a fairy, an ogre, giants and a dragon and more before she's through with her journey.  

Here's fantasy at its best.  She's trying to stop a war and save her brother and while she works at that she also finds her destiny.  This was a very satisfying read.

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