Author: Jean Ferris
Life in Beaurivage has been peaceful and pleasant for both the peasants and the royal family since Christian and Marigold were happily wedded and the evil queen
In spite of a grim-sounding summary, this story like its predecessor, is a rollicking little romp, full of twists and turns and surprises that even younger children may enjoy. Ferris writes with a clear and merry tone and stock-style characters that are easily distinguished as good or evil, yet loveable (or hate-able) nonetheless. While fans of the first book will enjoy the further adventures of their favorite heroes and villains, newcomers should not have any trouble following this tale. Older children will enjoy the swift paced action and humor in Ferris’s writing. Highly awarded, this book makes a fine companion to its prequel and is a fun, lighthearted read.