THE ADVENTURES OF CECILIA SPARK:
The Mystical Mountains of Terra
written by Ngaire Elder illustrated by Peter Maddocks
An enchanting story in the magical world of children.
Ms. Elder weaves her magic with this delightful tale of adventure in the second installment of the Cecilia Spark Adventures series.
Senorita Favorita needs Cecilia’s help to reverse a spell cast by the evil sorcerer, Magus, upon Orson, changing the boy into a mouse, who was given the name Soldier. Senorita Favorita needs the Scepter of Malvado, which is being guarded by the Keeper in the mystical mountains of Terra. However, time is of the essence, since the quest must be completed before the total eclipse of the sun in two days’ time.
Cecilia faces new challenges as the ten-year-old arrives at the Sandscape Coast with Soldier, her guide to the Kingdom of Malvado. They come upon Ractus the Armadillo who once knew Orson. The hearty trio must survive the Mangrove Swamp, defeat Pyrbrok and escape the beast’s lair before reaching the mystical mountains where they encounter the Keeper, hoping to retrieve the scepter.
Does Cecilia complete her quest in time? Does Orson become a boy once again? No spoilers here.
Children of all ages will enjoy this story, which has all the elements necessary for a wonderful adventure. The author delves into the mindset of a child, sharing with the reader every emotion experienced on such a quest. Excitement, anxiety, perseverance to never give up - this story has it all. I look forward to reading more stories by this author.
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