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Series: Menagerie

Released: March 11, 2014

New threats to the existence of a hidden refuge for magical and mythical animals occupy a trio of young sleuths in this droll middle volume.

The tale picks up just after the opener's cliffhanger ending (The Menagerie, 2013) and likewise ends midcourse with an ominous, sequel-keying discovery. Read full book review >

Released: March 12, 2013

"Unfortunately, the story itself lays an egg. For a really magical book about mythical animals, readers should try The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, by Patricia McKillip (1974). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Numerous books have successfully built on a premise of human interaction with mythical creatures, but this one is overstuffed and convoluted. Read full book review >