Warning! This book contains (1) very kick-butt Faerie Princess, an Evil Dark Lord, a rhino-beetle named "Gor", Dragonfly Riders, Bat Brigades and an extremely adorable, fluffy, pet firefly with anger-management issues.
From the blurb: The Faeries of Southnut are in big trouble. Lord Darkwater is up to no good.
The White Castle of Doru is under attack by the greatest army Princess Fiera's ever seen. Lord Darkwater is poised to crush her tiny kingdom unless the king gives her up to become his wife.
Well, fffungus! She's having none of that!
The race is on for Fiera to outwit Lord Darkwater's Dragonfly Riders, Bat Brigades, and even a giant, faerie - eating Spider to save herself and, before it's too late, her whole world. *** As reviewed by HarperCollins: NEVERDARK is a charming fairytale - adventure for children of all ages. It is a traditional tale, but it certainly doesn’t feel old-fashioned. This is in large part due to the vivacious writing and the very engaging authorial voice.
Neverdark by C.S. Enfield is fun! A modern-day fairytale, set in a wonderful old Oak tree in a failing forest, it combines today’s issues with yesterday’s fluid wonder. The story begs to be read aloud—the comforting cadences of childhood, the accents of Mexican crow and Scottish squirrel, the gently narrated comments like a parent telling a bedtime story. It’s not a short tale. It will keep kids and parents amused and intrigued for a week or maybe a month. It’s … more
Amazon.com has a really neat 'Look Inside' Feature that allows you to peek at the first 4 chapters (with all the cool illustrations in FULL COLOR). Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Neverdark-ebook/dp/B0069TD5AI/ The book is a Middle-Grade (Tween) Fantasy novel suitable for independent readers aged 9+