The Shadow of the Rowan Tree
Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)
Are you a believer? The future of humanity depends on it!
This story follows Daisy and Margot, the tooth fairy she dreams of, as they discover new things about each other’s worlds and find themselves in a plot to save them both. Daisy discovers that Aspirion, the fairy kingdom, is more real than she ever could have imagined, whilst Margot uncovers an unexpected treachery which threatens their survival.
A tale of friendship, lies, teamwork and the power of believing. Two worlds inextricably linked with the potential to destroy each other. Will the belief in hope and magic overcome the odds?
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 6 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 6.00 out of 10
Plot/Idea: This light fantasy story introduces readers to the fairy kingdom of Aspirion. Parker blends quirky details with mildly scary story development.
Prose: The writing style is age-appropriate, while the author's voice proves playful and lively.
Originality: Despite familiar tropes, the author brings a degree of freshness to the fairy mythos.
Character Development/Execution: Though reliance on exposition to convey behaviors and emotions, characters are clearly portrayed and effectively carry the story. Greater diversity among the cast might enhance the storytelling.
Date Submitted: May 23, 2022