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This book follows a prophecy about The Great Sword of State that been stolen and destroyed. The prophecy says only three children can replace the Sword and the Queen she sends them on a journey that takes them beyond the world’s end. In order to fulfill the prophecy, they have some magical books from The Palace Library and with them they could unlock secrets, fight dragons, cure themselves and more.
I loved the three kids; Grace, Eleanor and Harry. They were really normal, brave and badass at time. They show us that we need to work together in order to accomplish difficult things. It shows us that working together isn’t a bad thing, and we should do it often. The only thing weird was that those kids didn’t talked like little kids. Sometimes they used a vocabulary not common in kids. I was looking forward for the dragon’s part and when it came, I was really disappointed because it was rushed and I didn’t had the time to enjoy it.
I enjoyed the story… it wasn’t amazing but it was good. It’s child-like, but not in a bad way. It embraces the imagination of those kids. Sometimes it felt rushed and I got lost at times. It has some Narnia vibes too. The concept of the Palace Library was really unique, because who doesn’t love to read a book about a magical library? The Palace Library had a time travel vibe and I liked that. I liked how sometimes the grown ups explained with definitions the words the kids didn’t understand. I think that’s pretty good because if a kid is reading this book, they would understand it better.
Overall, this is a great book for children. It would help them embrace their imagination in a good way. Kids need to have more imagination, and leave the technology behind for a few hours or days. I’m looking forward for the second installment. I hope the story gets better.