Cauldron's Bubble (Netherfeld Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 2559 KB
- Publication Date : August 6, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 218 pages
- Publisher : Verdopolis Press (August 6, 2017)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B074MGZZKS
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1732314292
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Best Sellers Rank: #507,777 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Cauldron’s Bubble is a magical time-travel tale which uses stories and characters from Shakespeare to tell a new, fast-paced, coming-of-age story.
“Alda could flee, perhaps, and save herself. Or she could fight . . .”
Newly orphaned Alda is struggling to accept the death of her grandmother when she is called to a magical quest in a world inspired by Shakespeare. A magical cauldron’s bubble transports her on a journey through time and space to an enchanted island, where she discovers her strength and courage. Along the way, Alda meets a colorful cast of characters, including witches, sorcerers, pirates, and a harpy.
Cauldron’s Bubble is an enchanting new tale that crosses genres to mix fantasy and Shakespeare. It breathes new life into the world of Shakespeare, and is an engaging way to introduce The Bard to readers.
Alda has to deal with evil witches, spells and old and new conflicts. She never knows where she'll end up and how she'll survive when she's there. Will she be able to navigate the strange and dangerous world she's now a part of? Alda has a lot to learn and she will make mistakes. How can she rescue herself and others if she doesn't know what she's capable of yet. Will she be able to find out who she is and what she can do?
Amber Elby skillfully combines the characters from Shakespeare's plays with a story about time traveling. I absolutely loved that combination. Alda runs into several different Shakespearian characters and I loved the role they play in the story. There are pirates, evil hags, dryads, bespelled women and much more. Every character is interesting and has something fascinating to contribute to the story, which captivated me from beginning to end.
The Shakespeare element of Cauldron's Bubble is amazing. I love Amber Elby's knowledge of his world and his characters. She takes their personalities and transforms them into something different, but she's keeping them authentic in a beautiful skillful way. That makes her story incredibly special. I loved being taken on a journey to different times and places, while still having a familiar element to hold on to. That combination really works. I highly recommend Cauldron's Bubble, it's entertaining, spellbinding and very well written.
That said, the book itself is greatly entertaining. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Alda finds a magical totem (the "cauldron's bubble") hidden in the old woman's cloak and is instantly transported from her home in late nineteenth-century Grand Ledge, Michigan to a merchant vessel, Macbeth's three witches on the heath, the desert Southwest, and an unmapped realm of voices and symbols, a spirit world called Netherfeld. The witches send Alba on a quest to free a mythical creature from an enchanted island, and there Alba discovers a mortal enemy, a potential love interest, and truths about herself that will be realized in the next two volumes of the trilogy.
Masterful writing and deft storytelling leave the reader wanting more. Fortunately, the next volume, "Double, Double Toil" is set for release in 2018.