on from Wellspring of Magic (also reviewed on this
site) the six girls who discovered that they were really princesses
from another world are keen to revisit. When they receive
invitations to a party they are thrilled, even though they
have to make gifts by hand and are not allowed much time.
At the party things swiftly get out of hand when Kaida's cross
stitched picture of a dragon comes to life when Rachel touches
it. The dragon comes to life and flies off with Kaida in its
claws. Once again the girls are going to have to make a long
journey, this time to rescue Kaida and sort out the dragon.
Girls into fantasy and crafts aged roughly 7-10 are sure to
enjoy this fun series. It seems to have everything that many
girls that age love: princesses, magic, fairies, adventures,
a cute boy or two and crafts. The main character appears to
be the slightly younger and rather nervous Shaylee, who loves
dancing but has to overcome her fear of some of the more dangerous
parts of the adventure. Once again the girls got to do a lot
of problem solving, using their brains and new talents and
helping each other. It is a nice touch that the girl they
have to rescue is the older, tougher Kaida. As with the first
book this story mixes the elements of children's fantasy with
crafts in a rather neat way. I can imagine enjoying the series
when I was the target age and enjoyed reading it as an adult.
I hope there are soon a few more books in this series.