Saturday, June 13, 2009
Synopsis: "This is a truly magical tale, full of strangeness, terrors and wonders. Many girls daydream that they are really a princess adopted by commoners. In the case of teenager Miranda Popescu, this is literally true. Because she is at the fulcrum of a deadly political battle between conjurers in an alternate world where "Roumania" is a leading European power, Miranda was hidden by her aunt in our world, where she was adopted and raised in a quiet Massachusetts college town.
The narrative is split between our world and the people in Roumania working to protect or to capture Miranda: her Aunt Aegypta Schenck versus the mad Baroness Ceaucescu in Bucharest, and the sinister alchemist, the Elector of Ratisbon, who holds her true mother prisoner in Germany. This is the story of how Miranda -- with her two best friends, Peter and Andromeda -- is brought back to her home reality. Each of them is changed in the process and all will have much to learn about their true identities and the strange world they find themselves in.
This story is a triumph of contemporary fantasy."
The White Tyger is the third book in the A Princess of Roumaina series and let me tell you this is one awesome book. Although you better be prepared to devote all of your attention to reading it, unless you wish to miss a very crucial point and spend the rest of the book wondering what on earth is going on.
Too me this book is a sci-fi, fantasy, parallel universe, political drama, magic using, ball of confusion all rolled up in to one great book.
I think what I like about this series the most is how so many aspects of the story are seamlessly woven together to make a confusing yet highly enjoyable read. From Miranda first finding out that everything she knows might just be a lie, like, her family, her life, and the lives of her friends.
Since this is the third book in the series, and I’m trying not to give anything away that might spoil it for anyone else I’m just going to end this review here.
The White Tyger has earned from me 4 out of 5 pineapples.