It had probably been literally decades since I have read, actually devoured, Terry Brooks’ books. I was really into the fantasy world books back then. I looked with anticipation when I saw A Princess of Landover on the shelf in Barnes & Noble. Perhaps I have grown up, but this book about magical creatures did not have any magic for me. While the novel was interesting it lacked the drama and intrigue that I remembered from earlier books by the author.
The tale takes place in the world of Landover and pits the teen-aged, rebellious daughter of the king against various foes. This is obviously a sequel in which I had not read the previous volumes. I often felt left out of the “secret” by not knowing the prior stories nor really being familiar with the characters. I was rather disappointed. Perhaps those quoted on the book’s back cover read more into the novel than I did.