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Middle Grade Fiction 242
A Touch of Faeryland
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Reader reviewed by Mairi

The land of Bamarre has a hero named Drualt and two princesses: swordswoman and lecturer Meryl and fine lady Adelina. However, it is plagued by disease, and Meryl is stricken with a potentially lethal illness.

I plucked this book off the library shelves because it looked mildly interesting and because I have always been drawn to stories that focus on the complexity of sisterhood. This story stuck in my mind not for the characters in the foreground, Meryl and Adelina, but for the shadowed Drualt, who is so much more than an folk hero.

Girls who like a touch of faery in their fantasy will enjoy this book for what it was written to be, but careful readers may find something else in the pages, something to touch them, too.

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