Serafina and the Twisted Staff
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Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the cat¬amount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin. Late one night, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure in the forest, and is attacked by the vicious wolfhounds that seem to be under his control. Even worse, she's convinced that the stranger was not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise. Someone is wreaking havoc at the estate. A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina's best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees. Deep in the forest, Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore—and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.
Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Serafina and the Black Cloak was a refreshing addition to the genre of children's literature. The mysterious Serafina allows you to experience a multi-faceted character that immediately finds a special place in your heart. Robert Beatty exceeds all expectations with the sequel Serafina and the Twisted Staff. Everlasting friendships, suspense, devotion and the battle of good and evil captivate the reader on every page. You experience a plot full of adventure and new characters of Biltmore are added to an already spectacular list. You are not only exposed to a sensational story, you are allowed to explore the majestic Biltmore Estate and surrounding landscape. Everything about Serafina and the Twisted Staff is sensational. You will not be disappointed!
An Excellent Add To Your Home Library
I requested to be a part of the advance reading team and received an advanced copy of Serafina and the Twisted Staff from the author.
I enjoyed this story from the beginning. So much that I created an OOAK doll of Serafina in her gown as depicted in the engaging book trailer for Serafina and the Black Cloak. This second book has re-inspired my desire to create another Serafina as she blossoms into an engaging, interesting person with a new gown revealed in another quality created book trailer.
The story picks up pretty much right where it left off. The author weaved an interesting series of events that invoked curiosity and sheer anticipation for more information. The fantasy element was clever and I was inclined to accept the mysteries and delighted each time a morsel of clarity was offered for each element.
As a homeschool parent I am likely to read my children's books before they do. It was a pleasure to hand the book to my 13, 12, and 10 year old boys and get their enthusiastic reviews upon a speedy completion. It even spurred them to re-read the first book and quickly take mental note when the third (and final?) installment would be released. Talking points with them were some of the historical references (we have visited Biltmore several times), the intriguing magical culture, and the exciting personalities of Serafina and Braedon.
I would recommend this book to fellow parents with a mild warning of suspense within the storyline and even so is well timed to excite but not frighten. Add this selection to the family library and plug in to the author's online presence and the fantastic book tour on the calendar. And for goodness sake, make a trip to the Biltmore Estate a priority and experience Serafina's adventure to its fullest!
Robert Beatty hits the mark!
Robert Beatty has done it again! Serafina and the Twisted Staff will captivate you from the beginning. The story picks up where the first left off and offers suspense throughout the entire book. I enjoyed Serafina's character development even more in the second book installment, as she seeks to discover herself and save her friends. I highly recommend this book for 10+, as younger children may be a bit nervous. I can't wait for a third book.
- Category: Action & Adventure
- Published: Jul 12, 2016
- Publisher: Disney Book Group
- Seller: Disney Electronic Content, Inc.
- Print Length: 370 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Serafina