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Emma and the Banderwigh (Tales of Widowswood Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Emma is too old to believe in faerie stories. She spends her days helping her mum and taking care of her younger brother Tam. She loves her Nan and would do anything for her... Except believe in her silly made up stories! She worries that her Nan is not long for this world and refuses to wear anything but the old ratty dress her Nan made for her. She just knows there is something special about it... It makes her feel safe and loved and protected. Finding a forlorn girl started and out of her mind on the edge of the woods by her house plants the seeds of doubt in Emma's mind. Might monsters be real? What really happened to the girl to drain her of all emotion and sense? Could it really be the Banderwigh? Then the unthinkable and unbelievable happens... Tam makes her take him out to the privy and they wake up in an impossible room suspended from the ceiling in cages. Is it a nightmare? Did they just become the Banderwigh's newest victims? How will she save them? Can she ever escape a cage with no door in a room with no exit? Or will the Banderwigh feed on their sadness until they are just like the girl he cast aside? Is there hope or will they meet a grisly end?
***This series is suitable for middlegrade through adult readers who enjoy faerietales with a dash or two of horror and plenty of action, adventure, mystery and suspense with engaging characters and plenty of humor :)
Emma solves some problems for others and herself using her magic she has learned from her grandmother, and Emma escapes the clutches of the evil Banderwigh and makes some new friends in the process. This is definitely a G-Rated novel, having no vulgarity at all although there is some violence as well as some pretty intense action.
recommend Emma and the Banderwigh as fun light reading for preteens and young teens who enjoy fantasy and magic. Matthew S. Cox has a good series going here.
This is a story about a young girl named Emma who live with her Mom, Dad(a village guard captain), her little brother, and her Grandma. There life is nothing out of the ordinary except for one minor thing, Mom and Nan are known among the villagers as healers. They live near a woodland marsh with a few unsavory creatures and some crazy myths. Nan tells stories to Emma and her brother that almost seem to real about the woods and something called the Banderwigh: an evil of evilness.
The story starts a little slow but once the author adds his mind altering twists, it really rocks. A young girl is found who had been lost years ago in the woodlands. Stories flow through the village about monsters, child stealers, and weird animals/creatures. And our girl Emma gets in way over her head and not listening to her parents and Nan.
There is so much that happens and so many spoilers that I will stop but add that if you like/love paranormal, psychological thrillers, and adrenalin rushes, this is the book for you.
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Emma doesn't believe in Princesses, Fairies, magic and she certainly does not...Read more