Tuesday, 8 December 2009

A Princess of Landover

Hey, My parents got me this book at the public library called A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks. I haven't started the book but the description makes it sound interesting. Here are the exact words: Ben Holiday, Chicago lawyer and mere mortal turned monarch of enchanted Landover, has grappled with scheming barons, fire-breathing beasts, diabolical conjurers, and extremely wicked witches. None of whom have prepared him for the most daunting of challengers-a teenage daughter. Sent by Ben and his beloved sylph bride, Willow, to an exclusive girls' prep school, headstrong (and half-magical) Mistaya Holiday has found life in the natural world a less than perfect fit. And when her latest rebellious antics get her indefinitely suspended, she's determined to resume her real education-learning sorcery from court wizard Questor Thews-whether her parents like it or not. But back home in Landover, Mistaya's frustrated father is just as determined that the precocious princess learn some responsibility, and he declares her grounded until she successfully refurbishes the long-forsaken royal library. Mortified by the prospect of salvaging a king's ransom in moldy books-and horrified by word that repulsive local nobleman Lord Laphroig seeks to marry her-Mistaya decides that the only way to run her own life is to run away from home. So begins an eventful odyssey peppered with a formidable dragon, recalcitrant gnomes, an inscructable magic cat, a handsome librarian, a sinister sorcerer, and more than a few narrow escapes as fate draws Landover's intrepid princess to the last place she's expected to go, and into the thick of mystery that will put her mettle to the test-and might bring the kingdom to it's knees.
If you like fantasy books then this is perfect for you.


  1. Though I haven't read the book described, I can assure you that Terry Brooks is an excellent author of fantasy. I'm in my sixth Sookie Stackhouse book, and they're stricty Adults Only, so I don't have much to contribute about my own reading. I finished Thirteenth Child by Wrede about two weeks ago and enjoyed it, but felt it included too many characters and covered to broad a span of the main character's life. Hasta la vista!

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