Gwyn's newfound magic is put to the test in this fast-paced conclusion to Jenny Nimmo's award-winning fantasy trilogy. John Keating's lilting accent lends an enchanting authenticity to the hills and villagers of the Welsh countryside and perfectly complements the dreamlike quality of the author's delicate prose.
Now teenagers, Gwyn and Nia must not only grapple with the dark soul of prince Efnisien, but the subjects of friendship, family, and the burdens that come with inherited ancestral powers in an adventure that blends the trials of modern life with those of fabled lore.
Gwyn can feel danger coming in the wind. Somehow, he knows the warnings have to do with the broken toy horse that holds the evil spirit of a prince who lived long ago. When Gwyn discovers that the prince's dark soul has escaped from the horse and is seeking revenge, Gwyn, Emlyn, and Nia have to figure out how to save the mysterious soldier who claims to be Nia's distant cousin. With the hlep of the Snow Spider, can they recapture the prince's soul without hurting the Chestnut Soldier?
All the ladies drooling over Evan was pretty funny. Nia's loyalty to Evan was sweet and endearing. Everyone needs to be believed in.
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