The web of power looks smooth and peaceful — until a new threat looms — in the fifth tale from the Five Kingdoms.
Prince Albion expects a unique occasion when he starts planning Cockenzie Rood Day to celebrate his kingdom — and himself. What he doesn’t expect is boppings on the head and kidnapping, all because a zombie wants to play his fiddle in the talent contest. With a misbehaving path, a romantic bat, and a greedy butler to set them on their way, Gracie Gillypot and Prince Marcus are off on their fifth adventure. It’s up to a Trueheart, a resourceful prince, and Gubble the troll to stop the zombie before he does some giant damage to the Five Kingdoms.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another great addition to the five kingdoms! I was thrilled when I found out I had the opportunity to review this book. I have read the other books in this series and loved them.
The first thing that impressed me about this new book was that some of the familiar characters from previous books were mentioned right away. That made me really interested in the continuing story of those I had gotten to know and love before.
This book, like all of the books in this series, is so fun, silly, magical and enjoyable that it isn’t hard to get lost in. I love the brat prince and his ability to find trouble everywhere he looks. As usual, trouble is just around the corner.
The plot behind this installment was hilarious. The new characters were just as loveable and creative as those found in previous books. I was happy to see that Gubble had a nice big role in this title. He is always going to be my favorite character.
One thing that makes this book and the rest of this series stand out, is that it would truly be appropriate for all ages. There is never anything in these books that you wouldn’t want your child to be reading over your shoulder.
Whether you are new to this series or are already a fan, I think you will be happy with The Music of Zombies. A great way to spend an afternoon.