About the Book:
“The Missing Fairy Princess” is the story of a 16-year-old fairy princess pitted against a powerful witch. The witch has stolen a potent new mantra developed by a colleague, ruthlessly snuffing out a brilliantly innovative mind. She then hatches an elaborate plot to frame an adversary for her misdeed. Her intention is to exact sweet revenge from her foe and at the same time, get away with the theft. The victim, caught in her vicious web, is doomed to disgrace and a life sentence on a harsh penal colony. Meanwhile, the witch learns from her crystal ball, about an imminent threat from a fairy princess wearing a pink tiara. To ward off that threat she kidnaps the fairy princess, wipes her memory clean and then turns her into a two-year-old girl.
Unfortunately for the culprit, she has goofed up by kidnapping the wrong fairy princess, Merlyn, instead of Ashlyn, her twin. The mistake turns out to be the undoing of the witch because Ashlyn proves to be her nemesis. The brilliant fairy princess exposes the cobweb of misleading evidence fabricated by the witch, ultimately unmasking her.
If you love mystery, whodunit, with a dash of magical realism and sci-fi, this book is for you.
Amazon India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07T81C748
Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T81C748
About the Author:
After spending over 25 years in the Middle East, the author, aged 75, now leads a retired life. He lives with his wife and son in Thane, near Mumbai. He has been passionate about writing from his early days. His first book was a fast-paced sci-fi novel titled “This Nightmare is for Real”, was self-published. That was followed by a historical fiction titled “Bheem – The Sage of Madhavpur”, again a self-publication. A third book, a fairy tale titled “The Missing Fairy Princess” which was published on Kindle Select during the first week of June 2019, while a fourth on the oft-discussed topic of cross-border terrorism titled “The Carnivore has a Heart” is slated for publication shortly thereafter again on Kindle Select.
My review: A fairy tale for the slightly older child (there is quite a nasty bit near the end). One fairy princess is kidnapped in mistake for her twin sister by an unpleasant witch intent on getting her revenge in first. The story is rather an odd mixture of settings, moods and themes – holy rosaries don’t often come into fairy tales, for example, the imagery moves between fairyland, science fiction, and the here-and-now, and a witch on a flying carpet seems to bring together the Brothers Grimm and the Arabian Nights. It’s certainly impossible to guess what might happen next! Time stretches and contracts, sometimes confusingly. There are a few typos, but not too many to spoil the flow: also, I wasn’t keen on the odd use of italics for some names, but then it’s definitely a quirky book!