Monday, 7 September 2009

FANTASY REVIEW: A Princess of Landover - Terry Brooks


Princess Mistaya Holiday hasn't been fitting in too well at Carrington Women's Preparatory. People don't seem to appreciate her using her magic to settle matters in the human world. So when she summons a dragon to teach a lesson to the snotty school bully, she finds herself suspended. But Mistaya couldn't care less - she wants nothing more than to continue her studies under Questor the court magician and Abernathy the court scribe. However, her father Ben Holiday, the King of Landover, has rather different plans in mind for her. He thinks he'll teach her about perseverance and compromise by sending her to renovate Libiris, the long-abandoned royal library. How horribly dull. But before long, Mistaya will long for the boredom of cataloguing an unfeasible number of derelict books - for deep within the library there lies a secret so dangerous that it threatens the future of Landover itself ...


Fans of Terry’s the world over have been looking forward to this tale, part of his Landover series. Whilst this is the lighter side of Brooks work it is a series that has won a place in many fans hearts. Here Terry takes the reader on a new story that goes to prove the old adage that people believe what they want and its only when seen through different eyes that the truth is finally revealed. Well written, beautifully constructed and a tale that will amuse many a fan. That said however I’d clearly advise reading the series to date before starting this as its only a matter of time until the Landover series has the same film going success that Terry’s Shanarra series has.

1 comment:

Michelle Muto said...

This book sounds like something I'd read. Must add to the reading list! Thanks for the review!