I am so excited to tell you all about Victoria Simcox new book.. The Black Shard!
If you have been following my blog for a while, then you might remember, I did a blog review of her other book "The Magic Warble back in September of 2010. I was so impressed with the first book (If you haven't read The Magic Warble yet, I really recommend checking it out. You can see a little more about it in my old review.) that I just couldn't wait to read the continuation of it!
If you haven't read The Magic Warble yet, I would really recommend checking that out, before reading The Black Shard. If you just came right into the new book, you might not really understand some of the characters, or the settings.
About the book (From the Back)
"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."
I really enjoyed the book. My favorite part, was the development of characters. Just by looking at the comparison of the first book cover to the second, you can see that the characters have aged, and it just makes a better mental image for the entire book.
The Magic Warble, and The Black Shard are both great! The stories are filled with magic, and fairytale, and are great for anyone.. teens, or adults! Give the gift of a great book this year! :)
HERE. Or it can also be purchased on Amazon.
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Disclosure: Review product was provided to me free of charge. All opinions expressed are my own, and were not influenced in any way.