Monday, April 04, 2016

Trixter--Alethea Kontis

Title: Trixter
Author: Alethea Kontis
Publisher: Alethea Kontis, 2015
Pages: 144 p.
Source: Purchased ebook
Compensation: None
Read: March 2015

Alethea Kontis's Trixter

I discovered Alethea Kontis's first book in the Arilland series, Enchanted, while browsing my library's shelves for something interesting.  Then I discovered the second book, Hero, while browsing my library's ebook shelves. After that I would periodically check the ebook collection to see if there were more. I came across the rest quite by accident--or fate--while checking my twitter feed one night. I'm not quite as good about checking that account--I'm usually on my personal one talking about running--but I've been trying to be better about it. This particular night Kontis tweeted the covers of the other books in the series and I realized I was quite behind! My library still didn't own the ebooks and I was sitting on my couch, so when she tweeted that Amazon was selling the ebook for only .99, I figured I'd better listen & buy it.

Trixter tells some of the events of Hero from adopted cousin-brother Trix's point of view. At the beginning of Hero, Trix has poisoned his family so that he could travel to see his recently deceased birth-mother. After discovering what Trix has done, Saturday unwittingly summons an ocean and sets about on her adventure. In Trixter, we see the effects of that magical ocean as well as the rest of Trix's journey. Before Trix can complete his quest to see his birth-mother, he must survive the ocean's sudden coming and leaving. The Boy Who Talks to Animals is helped by both normal animals and magical creatures and gains a new traveling companion when he stumbles upon a bewitched cottage with a golden girl.

Just as enchanting as the previous books of Arilland, Trixter will not disappoint fairy tale fans.

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