by Jan Siegel
, young girls-who-are-ready-to-awaken-the-magic
-within-them, and a wolf-dog make this a very interesting story. I had a hard time putting it down.
is that a long time ago in a kingdom by the sea
, a psychotic queen
broke-that-which-came-from-another-realm (an artifact that gave magical ability to those who came into contact with it - its not as cheesy as it sounds) in a vain effort
to triumph over death
by opening the gate between the worlds of the living and the dead.
A teen-aged girl in present day England
becomes the focus of the conflict and travels back in time to prevent the universe-bending repercussions
of the mad queen's actions.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the flow of text. It had the effect of lulling you into a trance
. The author
has a keen grasp of how to connect mere letters to words, words to phrases, and phrases to ideas that flow beautifully.
Recommended background music to listen to while reading: sasha and john digweed
's Northern Exposure 2: EastCoast Edition