Monday, October 01, 2007

Review: The Revenge of Queen Rose

It has only been a few days since Witch Rose was banished from the Ferga by the Diamonds, and already twins Cathy and Alan are bored. Their boredom doesn't last for long, however, as Mount Slant is attacked, the Diamonds imprisoned and Susan and Vicky kidnapped. What follows is a breathtaking, edge of your seat, non stop knuckle ride that will keep you from putting down the book until you have finished. More details about the land of Ferga are revealed, and we also get to see Paul Puddings land and the lands beyond the Diamond's realm. This is a brilliant book, a worthy follow up to the Lucky Diamond. Valinora Troy is a master of her craft, weaving story lines involving ten characters and three different countries with ease and skill and keeping the readers interest throughout. I can't wait for the third book in the trilogy. I remember feeling the same way when I finished Lireal by Garth Nix. I couldn't put it down and when I was finished I had to get my hands on the third part of the trilogy, Abhorsen. In that case, I only had to wait a couple of days for the shops to open to buy it, unfortunately in this case I don't know how long I have to wait for the third book to be out! It is terrible. I'll just have to read The Lucky Diamond and Revenge of Queen Rose again until it comes out!


Broken Wing said...

Now you know how the readers of the moonwolf chronciles feel!! seriously i agree an absolute brilliant book

Valinora Troy said...

Must be the best compliment I ever got for my writing - the Garth Nix one! Thank you.

Also it's very true - we have waited a long time for Til The Moon Fails and it's really really tough!!! Please put us out of our agony soon!