A vortex to another world, an enchanted forest and castle, and a three-headed beast－ the magical adventure returns in Magdalena Gottschalk: The Slippery Slope (Vol 2) by M. Gail Grant. Months after discovering her secret, 13-year-old Magdalena is still recovering from the chaos that happened last autumn. Luckily, the demons had been beaten and locked up inside enchanted lanterns, hopefully for eternity. She's determined to enjoy her favorite festive season as Christmas approaches the quaint town of Lily Brooke. The MALB (Mystical Alliance of Lily Brooke) reunited and camped under their favorite old oak tree. The evening seemed perfect until Magdalena awoke to the sounds of werewolves.
The eye-catching cover complements the story and Grant's prose is as charming as ever. The narrative is vivid, the dialogue is clean, and the moderate pace suits the plot well. That said, the beginning chapters may seem slow for readers who haven't read the ﬁrst book of the series, The Crooked Trail. There are enough details from its predecessor to give an idea how the story picks up from where it left oﬀ. On the other hand, reading the ﬁrst book will give readers a better grasp of the dark subtlety of the premise. The characters' development is deftly done and this deﬁnitely helps with the depth and the continuation of the story line. The MALB members show the strength of their friendship once again, as well as bravery and quick thinking. On the whole, The Slippery Slope is an entertaining and well-targeted fantasy for its intended young readers.
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From the Author
Magdalena Gottschalk: The Slippery Slope, is book #2 of the Magdalena Gottschalk series. Written for young audiences (middle grades) up through young adult, the dialogue is clean. It will leave you on the edge of your seat as you traverse through a snowy and treacherous terrain, over a cliff, into an enchanted forest, and through a possessed monstrosity of a castle. All the while, readers will feel the comradery and teamwork that Magdalena and her closest friends possess in order to beat the demon protectors, aka the werewolves. Magdalena Gottschalk: The Slippery Slope, was fun to write and the majority of the book moves fairly quickly. It is packed full of excitement and adventure, since book #1, The Crooked Trail, is twice as long, and goes into intimate details of each character and their background. There is enough information in book #2 to read as a stand alone, however, I recommend reading book #1 for the full affect.
I hope you love joining the excitement of MALB, The Mystical Alliance of Lily Brooke, as book #3, Lindtzl Kingdom, is around the corner.....M. Gail Grant