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I received one book for review from Troubador Publishing via NetGalley.King Garnet Stories by Marianne Parry
Illustrator: David Hill
Published by Troubador Publishing Ltd on March 28, 2016
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King Garnet Stories is a collection of 3 tales about the well-loved and happy King Garnet, as well as his wife Queen Amanda and their friend King Grundle.
King Garnet loves everyone in his kingdom and everyone in his kingdom loves him, One morning, he awakes to find his legs have grown in the night, so that his feet hang over the bed. At first, he is pleased to show off his new height but, as the days pass, his legs grow so fast that they reach the bedroom door – and even go half way down the grand staircase!
Someone is calling a spell on him, but who can it be? King Garnet is so loved that surely no one would want to cause him harm... And more importantly, will his legs every shrink back to normal?
Bored of hearing the story of his ever growing legs, Queen Amanda decides to put a stop to his yabbering. She makes a desperate bid to stop him from talking and magically he stops speaking all together!
Last, but not least, we follow the story of King Grundle, King Garnet’s oldest and most loyal friend. After a misunderstanding between the two kings, they decide to engage their bored soldiers in a mock battle. The people enjoy it so much that they decide to make it an annual event to unite the two kingdoms.
I picked up another Claire North via Audible. I’m already about halfway through and definitely enjoying it.The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
Narrator: Gillian Burke
Published by Hachette Audio on May 17, 2016
Length: 16 hrs 36 mins
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My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. But we've met before - a thousand times.
It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.
No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit, you will never remember who I am.
That makes my life difficult. It also makes me dangerous.