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Aldwyn's spell did not go as planned, and the knights must use all of their ingenuity and bravery to find their way to the Faerie Queene. In The Lay of Lif, Holle and Rikki encounter mysteries and riddles, friends and foes, mirror knights and beggar knights. Unexpected challenges arise, including spirits, prophecies, romance and more.
Recommended for ages 12 to adult.
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was a YA high-fantasy novella, which focused on the characters Holle and Rikki from book 1.
Holle and Rikki were both strong characters, although I didn’t feel that Holle was quite so suited to be a knight as Rikki was. Holle’s gift which enabled her to talk to animals was pretty special though, and she was certainly braver than me when it came to spiders.
The storyline in this first introduced us to Holle and Rikki and how they came to be squires and then knights, and it was good to get their back story. We then followed Holle and Rikki as they found themselves separated as part of the mage’s spell (in book 1), and were once again thrown into a magical world of goblins, gnomes and dragons. We were also introduced to Lif and her back story, and found out a little bit about what we can expect in book 3. This was an enjoyable read though, and I preferred it to book 1.
The ending to this was a bit of a cliff-hanger, and it will be interesting to see what happens to these guys next.
6.5 out of 10