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|A Tale of Witchcraft…||A Tale of Sorcery…||A Tale of Magic... Complete Hardcover Gift Set||Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive||The Ultimate Book Hugger's Guide||A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales|
|Read more from #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer||A Tale of Magic… Book 2: A mysterious newcomer starts to recruit fairies into her rival school of witchcraft.||A Tale of Magic… Book 3: Brystal Evergreen is running out of time and a new evil has arisen from deep within the Earth.||A hardcover gift set of the complete New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic… series set in The Land of Stories universe||A Land of Stories full-color graphic novel adventure featuring Goldilocks as you've never seen her before!||A comprehensive, full-color, behind-the-scenes guidebook for the biggest fans of The Land of Stories.||The Land of Stories: Fairy Tale Treasury: A gorgeous, full-color gift book containing thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes.|
[An] entertaining fantasy series opener...with its focus on chosen family, accepting one's true self, and changing public perception through normalization...Strong characters and an engaging story line make this a thoroughly satisfying adventure that can stand alone for Colfer newcomers."-- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
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--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B07NL78L2T
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2019)
- Publication date : October 1, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 20760 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 513 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0316523518
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #138,865 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020
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The ending was fantastic. It was surprising and it left a lot of room for the next book.
The book carefully placed clues and fitted the stories about the characters into the larger established land of stories universe.
The not so good:
The book is dark. Executing children, slavery, violent parenting. It's tough to justify letting just any old kid read this. You need to be selective based on how sensitive the reader is with this one.
The author ties modern social issues, such as gender inequality, into the story. However, he ties way too many into this book. Oppressive governments, manipulating adult figures, it goes on and on.
The book lacks all of the charm from the original series. The sarcasm, wit and special qualities of the characters from the first books (like Red, Bree, Conner, etc) is absent from this book. The characters all felt dull.
The book is so slow. It takes 300 pages to get the plot moving.
The casting out of those with magic feels so unimaginative. Every X-Men in the Marvel Universe had these same origins 50 years ago. Kid discovers powers, cast out by their family, banned by the government, finds people like them that accept them. They learn their powers. The book didn't need 300 pages to tell the same story.
I love, LOVE the series. This may be the weakest book in the series. However, the payoff at the end washed away a lot of my unease with the book. I didn't find it to be as anti-religion as others. It was anti a lot of things. But I did find it to be kind of boring and I couldn't list out three characteristics for any of the characters except the main one. I'm hoping the follow up book brings back some of the humor, charm and creativity I've come to love with this series.
This book is amazing If you like My Jasper June and The Land of Stories you will LOVE a Tale of magic Chris Colfer really nailed it.
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