Appelbaum's third novel continues to captivate the imagination. As in Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass, the main character must save the world while confronting the threats posed by her father.... Caux is a well-designed fantasy world with enough appeal to satisfy younger readers, who will wish for a fourth book.
The closing volume of the trilogy is catnip for fantasy fans young and old. Intrepid Ivy Manx steps up to the destiny plate to trump villains animal (ink monkeys!), vegetable (scourge bracken!) and human (her father!) Appelbaum's fluent prose shimmers with magical threads, like the tapestry into which one of her characters disappears.
About the Author
Susannah worked in magazine publishing for many years and now lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, New York, and in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where her garden prefers to grow weeds. To learn more about the author, please visit www.susannahappelbaum.com.