Zaria Fierce and the Enchanted Drakeland Sword by Keira Gillett
Published by Keira Gillet on November 6, 2015
Series: Zaria Fierce, #2
Genre(s): fiction, adventure, fantasy, middle grade
Format & Length: e-book, 272
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“Princess, you are needed.”
If Zaria Fierce had her say, being a princess would mean you’d never have to wait for news. In the eight months since Olaf tricked her, Zaria has felt a near constant mixture of restlessness, listlessness, and hopelessness. When the time comes to fix past mistakes, she is more than ready to climb aboard the ship sailing towards the giants. Summertime in Norway promises many more adventures, but also many more perils… something sinister lurks beneath the surface following her every move, haunting her, disturbing her dreams, and stealing her peace. Can Zaria figure out what it is and stop it before it’s too late?
The second book in Keira Gillett’s Zaria Fierce series, this continued the fun middle grade adventure that began in Zaria Fierce and the Secret of the Gloomwood Forest. While this probably could be read as a standalone, I would suggest reading the series in order to get the benefit of the character development as it progresses.
While the first book introduced the reader to Zaria and her group of friends on their journey through magical worlds that are new to them, this installment expanded its scope. The characters are developed more, we see more of the magical worlds and where they interact with our human one, and we also learn more about the different types of magical creatures and their unique traits and behaviors. The story moves along at a fast pace and ends on a cliffhanger that has me curious to see what happens next in the third book.
Fans of middle grade fantasy will certainly enjoy this series that is so full of exciting adventures! Definitely recommended.