Fate Floyd survived and escaped the deadly fairy tale world of the Book of Fables, but at a terrible cost. The boy of her dreams, Finn McKeen, remains a prisoner of the cursed book. To find her way back to him, she must travel to a new world, where she’ll confront the mysterious Keep, the truth of her heritage and a blood oath that could alter her future forever.
With her heart sworn to saving Finn, and an unbreakable bond to guard the Keep, Fate must dig deep for the strength to protect those she loves. Unimaginable creatures of myth and legend threaten to destroy the Keep, while a slumbering evil awakens within the bowels of the arcane storehouse of magical objects. Fate’s only chance for salvation lies in a series of desperate quests and battles, any one of which may mark the end of everything she holds dear.
I became a fan of Mitchell’s with the first in this series, Fate’s Fables, which ended in such a heart stopping way I found myself constantly checking for when the sequel was going to arrive. It is thankfully here and unbelievably even better than the first.
This fantasy hits all the right spots as you’re whisked along a new compelling adventure with Fate at the reins. There’s plenty of action, romance and her great character development flexes its muscle with new characters to add to her ever growing vibrantly created world. Along with her imagination running rampant in this amazing story you get a first class education in SAT words with the likes of “portionages”, “connectifications”, “confabulation” and “monstramorphosis”; they’re just fun to say out loud. Her incredible lexicon continues in how she uses words to turn printed letters into visual photographs like a slideshow slipping slowly across your mind’s eye. She uses metaphors the way a painter uses a brush.
Mitchell’s use of myths, legends and fantasy elements feel more real than imagined as she pulls you along in this battle for redemption. Her use of credible dialogue adds to that sense of realism as you get pulled into conversations that enrich the tale and further the story.
Just like the first, this one ends on a cliffhanger so the story will continue in Fate’s War. Be prepared to feel your heart break at the impossible decision set before our fearless heroine.
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Thank you to Netgalley and Original Mix Media Inc for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from amazon.com