The Princess Pawn
14-year-old Willow discovers that she is Princess in a magical world. Only 14 weeks have passed while she lived for 14 years on Earth. Two kingdoms are at peril from a magical spell wrought by a magician and it is up to her to save them. Will she defeat Nazaril or are the kingdoms doomed? Willow is a complex character. She is far from perfect and is going through what all teenagers must and is all the more real and human for the struggles she goes through. There are surprises along the way, and a romance and friendships. The ending is emotionally satisfying with an ingenious solution. It ties up the lose ends but leaves the future unknown, except that all will be well.
Introduction by Alina W.
Warning: contains spoilers!
- Shortlisted: Ontario Library Association's Red Maple Award 2005