Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (Unabridged)
by Gail Carson Levine
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The mermaid Soop has sent a flood to Fairy Haven! Water-talent fairy Rani must bring Soop a wand or the Home Tree and all the Never fairies will be swept away. But wise Mother Dove isn't sure which is worse, a wand or a flood. Wand wishes, tantalizing wand wishes, are risky. The most innocent wish can cause untold trouble. And not even Mother Dove knows that wands have hearts and minds - kind hearts or cruel hearts, sympathetic minds or minds filled with spite and mischief. Rani, Tinker Bell, and Ree, queen of the Never fairies, set out on a perilous quest for a wand, a journey that takes them across an ocean to the palace of the terrifying Great Wanded fairies. Many obstacles stand between the questers and success: Tink's disappearance, a mermaid's magical song, wand madness, and even Never Land itself. Meanwhile, the floodwaters are rising. In this thrilling sequel to Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, Newbery Honor?winning author Gail Carson Levine has spun a riveting fairy tale about the dangers of dreams coming true.
I wish they had the first one.
The reader seems to do it very well, and the story is great. But, I wish they would add the first one, "Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg," as it's much better. Levine has done it again. She's made a book that makes you wish you were a never fairy. But, as I said, the first one's better.
This book is a lovley book. But it strikes me as odd. It has an out-there presence that creeps me out. Listening to the book may change your ideas about it. I like the book but it's a bit bizarre. Fans of Lemoney Snicket and Roal Dhal will probably enjoy this book. The first, Fairy Dust and the quest for the egg, is much better, more exciting and more intruging.