Published May 29, 2013
The Kingdom of Soron bustled with activity as preparations for the Fall Festival began. Lively merchants, hardworking farmers, and musicians eagerly awaited this event of harvest and joy. This year’s festival was even more important, as they celebrated Princess Madeline’s betrothal to her knight champion, Daniel.
Celebration quickly turns to disaster as Prince Paulsen returns with curious demands, either Princess Madeline will be his, or no ones. Rejection turns to obsession and battle is declared.
In a tense struggle to decide her future, Princess Madeline must choose where to put her trust… in the king’s tried and true plan, the wizard’s cryptic messages and maps, or her own sense of bravery. Follow Princess Madeline on this adventure as she battles evil in an attempt to create a future of love and magic.
The fun continues!! Princess Madeline is safely home again and she and her father have made compromises. Madeline is being tutored and she and Daniel are engaged. Preparations are under way for the Fall Festival. Prince Paulsen goes to the King to announce he’s there to take Princess Madeline’s hand in marriage. The King reminds him that their deal was that he could marry her if he brought her home safely and since he didn’t do that, he’s not the one Madeline is going to marry. Prince Paulsen becomes angry and decides that he will have Madeline as his wife, no matter what the cost.
A lot happens in this book. We learn more about the wizards and Madeline’s mother, Eleanor. Elias comes back since the time of the dragons is near and the King is not happy to see him again. Prince Paulsen becomes obsessed with Madeline and does some horrible things in his attempt to make her his wife. Madeline feels terrible at what happens because of her and wants to help.
Madeline does show that she has matured some and is more open to letting others in on her plans. However, when they don’t allow her to do what she wants and she feels strongly about it, she is still fine with striking out on her own. Her relationship with Daniel is sweet and I like the two of them together. She’s learning who the wizards are and where she may fit in with them. Her father gave her some land beyond Dragon’s Gate where she and Daniel will live when they are married. She is anxious to explore it but they have to deal with Prince Paulsen first.
The ending again left me ready for more as another new element was introduced. There are more adventures to come with Princess Madeline!! This is a book (and series) that I highly recommend to young readers and families!!
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