Saturday, February 27, 2016
Topaz and the Green Fairies by Pat Frayne
“For once in his young life he had a sense of self-reliance and what a responsibility that truly was. Whatever happened to him on this journey had the power to make him stronger. Or he could let it destroy him”. Such are the thoughts of young Bozel, a pivotal new character introduced in Topaz and the Green Fairies, the third installment in the Tales of Topaz the Conjure Cat series by Pat Frayne.
In this latest high adventure story we journey to an island in the midst of chaos. Severe storms are threatening to obliterate the home where the Green Fairies have lived for generations. It is up to young Bozel to find help to save his people before they perish. Armed with little more than a blanket, a hand drawn map and a small bag of food, Bozel bravely sets out alone to do as he has been tasked.
Along the way he encounters numerous obstacles and life challenging situations. Bozel must overcome not only his own personal fears and self-doubt, but very real dangers as well. The story switches between Bozel’s trials, to that of our old friend Topaz and the inhabitants of Knownotten Kingdom who are experiencing struggles of their own. Otis has been injured and is trapped in a desolate land where he encounters a sinister, ghost-like creature.
When Topaz, Otis, Dooley and Daisy’s paths finally collide with Bozel the race is on to formulate a plan to try and save the Green Fairies before all is lost. Topaz will be faced with the ultimate test of his strength, courage and commitment to others. Pat Frayne has once again created captivating and memorable characters who not only show their flaws and weaknesses but also their grit and determination in the midst of adversity. This fun, fast paced fantasy, about a land inhabited by mystical beings will be sure to capture the reader with all its exciting twists and turns.