The Mirror's Tale

The Mirror s Tale Everyone has heard the story the dwarves the talking mirror the evil witch But this tale doesn t belong to Snow White any Bert and Will the twin sons of the baron of Ambercrest are best friends Th

  • Title: The Mirror's Tale
  • Author: P.W. Catanese
  • ISBN: 9781416912514
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mirror's Tale

    Everyone has heard the story the dwarves, the talking mirror, the evil witch But this tale doesn t belong to Snow White any Bert and Will, the twin sons of the baron of Ambercrest, are best friends They do everything together and can t help it if trouble just seems tond them But the baron is fed up and has decided that separation will keep them out of mEveryone has heard the story the dwarves, the talking mirror, the evil witch But this tale doesn t belong to Snow White any Bert and Will, the twin sons of the baron of Ambercrest, are best friends They do everything together and can t help it if trouble just seems tond them But the baron is fed up and has decided that separation will keep them out of mischief One twin, he proclaims, will stay in Ambercrest for the summer, while the other will be sent to The Crags a foreboding, rocky outpost on the edge of the kingdom It is there, hidden in a forbidden black chamber, that one of the boys discovers a bejeweled and mysterious mirror What is the precious object And why does it make him feel sopowerful Soon the twins kinship is replaced by dark magic and deceit, and a kingdom hangs dangerously in the balance What becomes of one who is ruled by the forces of evil And can brotherly love conquer a consuming quest for power

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    1. Stephanie

      Ben and Will are twins who get into a lot of trouble together This is disappointing to their father, the baron, and their mother, the baroness When they nearly burn down the map room it sends their parents over the edge, and they come up with a plan to split the boys up Will is going to live with his uncle in the Crags, while Ben is to stay at home at the castle The two tricksters decide that plan doesn t work and they switch places No one is the wiser until it s too late Unfortunately, this all [...]

    2. Gevork Salmastyan

      I thought that this was a great book The book will keep you hooked There are many suspenseful moments and a big twist too, that will shock a lot of readers Also, the ending of the book was really surprising The best part of the book is the way the other told the story and his writing style It was told from 3 perspectives The two twins, Bert and Will, who get separated due to their childish acts at the Castle of Ambercrest and their messenger, Parley Bert gets sent to his Uncle s castle at The Cr [...]

    3. Tripleguess

      Lately I ve been seeing a lot of fairy tale re worked novels going through my library Some are decent others drag out a beloved story and mutilate it via feminazism or some other PC attitude i.e demonizing the knight as a dead white male.This one surprised me beyond my expectations It was not a reworking, though it refers to the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Rather, it picks up the tale a few generations later and, as the saying goes, it seems a few things have changed in the telling [...]

    4. Lisa Rathbun

      This was my favorite of the series Great story I could see it being a little too scary for sensitive kids on the younger age of the suggested range of 9 13 I love that this series is for boys not just girls although girls would enjoy them too The luring seductiveness of power and the destructiveness of evil would be great topics to discuss with your kids after reading it.

    5. Jessica

      As with all of the Further Tales Adventure stories, the reality is that the original fairy tale did happen sometime in the past The history of how the Wicked Queen became wicked was a fun discovery This was a nice read that gripped me towards the end as everything raced towards the ending The closing scene felt a little unfinished to me especially after such a strong story I did love the characters and the situation they find themselves in and the danger of being a troublemaker.

    6. Shelley

      This book was completely fantastic everything children s fiction should be Characters were relatable, text was readable but not simplistic and the plot and action were age appropriate Catanese has a talent for writing books that appeal to boys and girls, with stories complex enough to engage adults too I look forward to re reading this one.

    7. Renee Brown

      Another great fairy tale adventure in the Further Adventures series Spun from the story of Snow White whose young descendants several generations later must battle evil forces More boy appeal than most fairy tales Good for fans of Cornelia Funke s Reckless.

    8. Ava Kistner

      This book was pretty good, and don t let the cover deceive you Bertram twin to will is sent away because of how much mischief the twins make And while at his Uncle crags he discovers something that could change him and will forever.

    9. Jahh Love

      a whole new version of snow white , boys version i like this version that of snow white s it show pure strong motives of characters, manipulation and prophecies all in one classic story

    10. Tessa Joy

      As punishment for misbehaving, twins Bert and Will are separated for the summer Bert is sent off to his Uncle Hugh s mountain fortress while Will stays home to train with Andreas the knight While exploring his new surroundings, Bert discovers a secret chamber housing the mirror the Witch Queen used to plot against Bert and Will s descendant, Snow White Bert reawakens the mirror and soon he is poisoned by it s power But before Bert is fully enslaved, he writes a letter to Will telling him about t [...]

    11. Phoebe

      The tale of Snow White is now history, and her descendants live at Ambercrest Bert and Will are twins who are always getting into trouble until one night they go too far and their fed up parents decide to separate them The courageous, devilish twin, Bert, will stay home and learn to be the baron he will one day become, and Will, the quieter one, will be sent to stay with dreaded Uncle Hugh on the barren edge of nowhere As usual the twins have tricks up their sleeves, and switch places Catanese, [...]

    12. Melaniemouse

      Like I said in my review of 3, the author has definitely starting hitting his stride in these last two installments of the series This was another great JV fantasy adventure, with a fun twist on the fairy tale I ve got 5 waiting for me on the couch

    13. Nova

      The Mirror s Tale, written by P.W Catanese, is one of the books in the Further Tales Adventure series The Further Tales Adventures are sequels to classic fairy tales, but are intended for an older age group than that of the classic fairy tale The Mirror s Tale is the sequel to the story Snow White Among the other titles are sequels for Jack and the Beanstalk, The Brave Little Tailor, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin This story begins hundreds of years after the death of Snow White The main [...]

    14. Aelvana

      Bert and Will have always been trouble Because they re identical, they can play on their looks for even better pranks But when they push their parents too far, the twins are separated for the first time in their lives One of them will be sent to their uncle s fortress The fortress once housed the evil Witch Queen, and an evil force lingers there still .This is an interesting twist on Snow White Set around a hundred and fifty years after Snow White lived and died, the characters from the original [...]

    15. Elevetha

      2.5 stars.It was actually pretty good but my main beef get ready for some horrible puns is that it didn t have enoughat It felt so lacking Lackluster and boring It had such potential I mean, let s think about this Set years after Snow White , we have two brothers, troublemakers both, one of whom is sent to live with his uncle at the Crags in the hopes that keeping them apart will whip them into shape Boy finds magic mirror Boy becomes nice and corrupted Attempts to send assassins to kill his bro [...]

    16. Brigitte Fisher

      This was a great, Harry Potterish style book It had enough suspense and surprise to keep me reading The only complaint I have would be the ending For one, I didn t understand exactly what happened The author crammed a lot of information in less than twenty pages, seemingly to quickly end the novel It was very anticlimatic, as well.

    17. Katie

      Not a retelling, but the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is part of the history of this novel I enjoyed Parley s point of view Perhaps because it was written for a younger audience, I felt like the twin relationship and other family relationships lacked depth Also, it seemed like it resolved too quickly.

    18. Cecilia Rodriguez

      Catanese creates a back story for the Evil Queen s magic mirror.Twin brothers, Bert and Will are constantly getting into mischief When one of their pranks goes wrong, Will is sent North to his Uncle.At times, the plot edges very close to becoming allegorical and a badly written sermon.

    19. Jennifer

      Another Kate pick This was actually pretty entertaining I think Kate will like it It is a sort of spin off of Snow White, although years later, and it gives you some idea as to why the Wicked Queen was so wicked.

    20. Kerri

      I read this in the car It may be the best of the series, though I guess there is one Some of the writing was over the top as always, but when the mirror is first encountered it was so very creepy in its portrayal Catanese definitely did well with the mirror character.

    21. ghostlibrarian

      The Mirror s Tale is a precautionary tale about the dangers of greed and the quest for power I found myself drawn in and interested throughout the story as twin brothers battle to help each other and stay alive while fighting their own personal demons.

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