This a great sequel that also stands on it own. It has been years since Ivy was last in Zandria, and she had forgotten all about it. After running into her fairy friend, Kaia, memories come back to her. I don't think you need to have read the first book, Tailsman of Zandria, to read this one, since it's a different time period in Ivy's life and she doesn't remember about Zandria until she returns to the magical land. As with Christine Norris' other novels, this one is action packed, but maybe a little more captivating and harder to put down.
Ivy Peterson was not ordinary. Nor was she extraordinary or unusual. Ivy Peterson was More-Than-Ordinary...Ivy was More-Than-Ordinary because she found herself in a very special place, and had a very special adventure. But that was long ago, and Ivy was far too old for fairy tales...
Thus begins the tale of Return of Zandria, a fast paced story that takes the reader back to the mystical land of Zandria and other adventures. Young readers will get swept away in this fun tale.
Most young girls want to live a fairy tale life. Ivy Patterson already did, once. However, she'd forgotten all about Zandria, her friends, and the evil witch she helped to thwart. Zandria didn't forget about Ivy. With a new threat looming in Zandria, Ivy is summoned back to the magical world to help uncover a mysterious plot and save her friends from the eternal cold that has swept across the land. This time, she's not alone and her friend from the Otherside, Lori, joins in on the adventure.
With her old friends, Connor, Kaia and Arden along with new allies, Sterling, Nigel and Fergus, Ivy Returns to Zandria in this fun, action packed and touching story. It will transport you to another world and have you rooting once more for Ivy and her friends.
Here recently, I was given the honor to review this wonderful book. "Return to Zandria" is a wonderful tale that is the sequel to the book "Talisman of Zandria". I never had the opportunity to read the first book but don't worry, Christine Norris has given enough back story in this book to understand what has already happened without slowing down the pacing of the book. The story tells the tale of Ivy and Lori going to the magical world of Zandria to help the inhabitants save it from a long winter sleep. Once you start reading this book, you are drawn into its magical world. The characters are well thought out and the little details of each of them bring them to life for the reader. When I finished reading this book, I could feel tears coming to my eyes, because I wanted it to keep going. If you are young or young at heart please give this book a chance, you will not be disappointed.