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 inscrutable 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 expected to go, and into the thick of a mystery that will put her mettle to the test?and might bring the kingdom to its knees.
Bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks took more than a decade off between writing his popular WITCHES' BREW book in the Landover series and coughing up A PRINCESS OF LANDOVER for fans. And this novel shows that passage of time. Ben Holiday, the decidedly unmagical Chicago lawyer who became the ruler of the enchanted kingdom of Landover by overcoming numerous challenges magical and otherwise now has a teenage daughter (and he thought dragons were tough!). Mistaya Holiday has her father's rebellious spirit, and after getting expelled from her fancy school she decides that her chances are better on her own than suffering under her father's control. Father and daughter are thus thrown into a journey of epic proportions that only a veteran fantasy writer like Brooks could have come up with.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- General, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship
- August 30, 2011
- August 30, 2011
- Terry Brooks
- Dick Hill (Narrator)