Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
Name: The Hollow Kingdom (trilogy)
Author: Clare B. Dunkle
Genre: Juvenille Fiction/Fantasy
Reviewer: Karen Pellett
Alerts/Warnings: Goblins kidnap teenage girls who wander out in the night. Might be scary for younger kids.
Premise (be brief): - In nineteenth-century England, a powerful sorcerer and King of the Goblins chooses Kate, the elder of two orphan girls recently arrived at their ancestral home, Hallow Hill, to be his bride and queen. (King County Library)
Opinions: I just went ahead and read the entire series again for the second time. For three books it took me under four days and that is while taking care of my teething seven month old. I love this series. It is imaginative, spooky, thrilling and there is this whole underlying theme of not judging on looks, etc. which is really good. I love Kate - the strong, ellegant sister who sacrifices her freedom to save her sister - and I adore Emily - the headstrong, determined, fun-loving younger sister who would consider it an absolutely grand day if she were ever kidnapped by goblins. This is a fun read. The good guys may not be so good and the bad guys might just be the night in shinging armor, but then what if it was the girl who had to go save them all? Hmmm.....something to ponder as you read.