Product Details (from B&N)
- Pub. Date: August 2009
- Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
- Format: Paperback, 338pp
Synopsis (from B&N)
One day twelve-year-old Tirissa discovers that everyone in her village is under a spell. Everyone but her! Then she sees a mysterious stranger change into a huge bird, a bird with a beak like a sword. Did he cast the spell? Desperate to find someone who can break it, she flees, leaving her village behind. An old herbwoman tells her to seek help from a wizard who lives far away, and her journey takes her across the Three Kingdoms. Along the way she's joined by a kindly troll and a short, fat palace guard. They are pursued by the twin princes of Kellayne, the best hunters in the Blue River Kingdom, as well as by the huge, dangerous bird. Meanwhile, an evil wizard watches Tirissa and her friends in his magic mirror and plans a second spell that will kill everyone in the Three Kingdoms.
I found Tirissa to be an light, easy read and exactly what I was looking for after the last few books I've read. I really enjoyed the characters in this book especially the ogre. The book is full of adventure and obstacles for the characters.
In your basic good vs evil, Tirissa took me on a journey filled with danger and peril. A simple yet enjoyable read. I think it's a good start for any young reader looking to read a fantasy style book. It's easy enough for a younger person to understand without all the complications that a full blown adult fantasy novel can have, and yet full of fantasy fun.