Category Archives: Juvenile Fiction

The Ballad of Lanric and Rube

The Rose Review Every story in the Wingfeather Tales has a different way of telling itself. This one is told in poetry. In “The Ballad of Lanric and Rube,” Jonathan Rogers brings a footnote from On the Edge of the Dark … Continue reading

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From the Deeps of the Dragon King, by A. S. Peterson (Wingfeather Tales)

The Jewel Review Long before this man found redemption, love … and the courage to chase down an old boot regardless of who else was after it, this man hunted. He hunted dragons. For their scales, their wyrmblubber, their whiskers, … Continue reading

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The Wooing of Sophelia Stupe, by Jennifer Trafton (Wingfeather Tales)

The Jewel Review There are those who would attest (woeful!) that the only good flabbit is a dead flabbit. There are those who would silence (aghasting!) every last thwap, even those harmlessly caged in bags (harmlessly Helmer-like) or trunks (Slarbs, … Continue reading

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The Prince of Yorsha Doon, by Andrew Peterson (Wingfeather Tales)

The Rose Review Young Safiki is an orphan; his grandmother lives in a home for the elderly. It could be a home to Safiki if he wants. But Safiki’s home is Yorsha Doon. All of it. The sprawling city west … Continue reading

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The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia #7) – C. S. Lewis

The Rose Review Treachery lurks at the edge of Caldron Pool beneath the great waterfall. A donkey swims after a skin, commanded by an old ape named Shift. Strange you might say, but nothing more, even when the ape sews … Continue reading

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis

The “Rose” Review: Once, in another world, a young prince named Rilian rode with his mother, the queen, and many squires and ladies. His mother rested on a grassy bank while the rest of the party went a short distance … Continue reading

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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis

Bonita Jewel’s Review: A year has passed since Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy returned from Narnia, where they reigned for years as kings and queens. They are on a train platform, preparing to separate from each other and return to … Continue reading

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