The Last Changeling (The Seelie Wars, #2)

The Last Changeling (The Seelie Wars, #2) In The Hostage Prince, Prince Aspen And Midwife S Apprentice Snail Tried To Prevent The Seelie War By Making A Perilous Journey To Aspen S Father S Kingdom Their Journey Started The War Instead Chased By Two Armies, Aspen And Snail Find Refuge With The Actors Of Professor Odds Traveling Troupe, Dodging Soldiers, Border Lord Berserkers, A Hungry Troll, And Assorted Dwarfs, Drows, Lycants, Boggles, And A Cloaked Spy Will They Make It Out Is Any Place Safe For The Two Of Them And Who, Exactly, Is The Mysterious Professor Odds, Who Seems To Have His Own Hidden Powers And Agenda Fast Paced And Funny, The Last Changeling, The Second Book Of The Seelie Wars Trilogy, Is The Perfect Way To Introduce Newly Fledged Readers To Fantasy. Four starsProse 4 5Romance 5 5Characters 5 5Plot 4 5Prose Pretty good Nothing too spectacular It s a typical middle grade novel style, as far as prose goes.Romance So sweet There s not a whole ton of this aspect More o
Review originally posted on Children s AtheneumWhat I love about this series is that the authors do not spoon feed their readers Although a knowledge of Seelie and Unseelie mythology is helpful, this information is also slowly revealed throughout the books, making it a great introduction to the myths Although it probably obvious to most readers even in the first book, Snail is a changeling, as if the title didn t already let us know Snail is completely blindsided by this news too, although Prince Aspen is not at all and is rather miffed that Snail didn t know Isn t she aware that no Seelie or Unseelie has red hair What I dislike about this series is the absolute volatile nature of both Snail and Prince Aspen One wrong word and the two are at one another s throats Their miscommunications were okay in the first book, but I expected a deeper connection to have formed by the second and was constantly surprised when Snail in particular, treats her companion so poorly It made her a hard character to like At least Prince Aspen is trying to learn and grow I also felt like the pacing was a bit slow on this one Although a lot happens, there were sections that felt unnecessary and I wasn t rushing to finish it In fact, I started and f
This multi layered fantasy covers of gamut of emotion from laugh out loud funny to profoundly sad and the plot is so delightfully twisty you ll be surprised at every new discovery in Ms Yolen s amazing fantasy world of Seelie and Unseelie folk The unlikely heroes, Aspen the elven prince and Snail the midwife s apprentice, are so realistically rendered
3.5 starsThis middle book takes Aspen and Snail on the run from both Seelie and Unseelie and straight into the arms of the unusual traveling troupe of Professor Odd Who may not have both of their best interests at heartTh
An excellent entryof to find the next. Exciting, witty and full of heart everything a good story needs. A high 3.5 stars This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.This is my review of the second book in the Seelie Wars series Click here to check out my review of the first book, The Hostage Prince.This book was not what I went into it expecting No, it was much original than that I thought it would be a kind of cliche sequel focusing on Aspen and Snail as they snuck around, joined a circus troup, did performances kind of like this one great book that I read ages ago and can t find back click here to see if you can help me figure out what it s called Instead, even though we did get quite a few of those elements to a certain extent, it s still pretty unique I can t say that I enjoyed The Last Changeling quite as much as the first book, because I definitely spent most of the middle of the book scratching my head a little bit going what on Earth is going on And, um, why should I care But the ending really picked up a lot, taking the story in some pretty cool directions and leaving me desperate to read the third book.In The Hostage Prince, I didn t really have a favorite character That has now changed I can say with absolutely certainty that Aspen is my fave And that s not because I don t like Snail, but because I do love Aspen than I love Snail Not that Snail is bad or anything, but I didn t think her big plot twi
Prince Aspen and midwife Snail are on the run from both the Seelie and Unseelie armies They have unintentionally started a war between the two courts On the road they meet up with Professor Odds and his band of misfit players Together with a new mother troll and her baby, they hit the road to evade the armies Professor Odds is not what he seems however, and has ulterior motives for recruiting Snail Turns out she is a changeling, a human child stolen into the faery world Professor Odds is recruiting changelings to take on whichever army wins the war Prince Aspen just wants to stop the war however he can, but at this point it is pretty inevitable So I didn t read the first book of the series but this one does a nice job of summing up the events There is a lot of humor with the dwarves and the dog carpet thing and the troll There is a nice cast of characters taken straight out of faery lore, though I do wish some of them had been explained I
The 2nd book is worse than the 1st, but it is not on my hate list I didn t have much expectation for this book, and it lived down to my expectations The characters, world building, and tone of voice were all low quali
In this sequel to The Hostage Prince, Aspen and Snail have run away from his village disguised as a minstrel as a courtier They hide among a troupe of traveling players, but find much than they had bargained for It is important to have read the first book in The Seelie Wars series before this one.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Last Changeling (The Seelie Wars, #2)
  • Jane Yolen
  • English
  • 07 December 2019
  • 9780670014354