Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinons expressed here are y own.
Sir Christopher of Calidore has had better days. He has no kingdom to defend, he is locked in a curse, and then he found himself swimming a moat and battling a wizard - all to rescue the most spoiled princess in Christendom. Now, he and his companion, a mysterious sorceress who was once advisor to his former liege, are escorting the opinionated princess home. Along the way, they are forced to battle evil and help those they find in need. With a little assistance from some strange friends during their journey, they struggle to find a way to change their destinies, break the curse that binds them together and reclaim their lives.
I really enjoyed this book and its fairy tale qualities. The first adventure is the rescue of a Princess trapped in a mirror. He battles a Cyclops, ogres and wizards. All along the way he leans on his faith. But what is the secret that will break the curse and who knows it? This is why you must read the book. You must read it for the adventures, for the faith Christopher has in his friends and in his God. You must read it for the twists and turns you don’t see coming. Finally you must read it for the ending that is not at all the way fairy tales should end. But, I guarantee you that you will enjoy it. I remember before school let out for winter break, one of my students, a sixth grader, telling me I needed to help her find some romance books. I told her the type of romance books that are out there are not appropriate for teens in my opinion. This book has magic, friendship, loyalty and love, all rolled into one. It is a clean read and one I can now recommend to that student. I am so glad I had the privilege of reading and reviewing this book for the author.