Monday, March 24, 2008
The Pirate and the Princess: The Timelight Stone (book review)
The Timelight Stone, by Mio Chizhuru, is the story of ten-year-old Princess Noelle. Her parents are the rulers of the land Ladonia and the owners of a powerful object called the Zaria Stone Ring, which can see the future. Noelle lives a good life, but everything changes when Ladonia is attacked by another country. Noelle's parents are killed, and her brother disappears. Noelle herself is captured, but then a mysterious pirate ship, the Eurastia, comes to save her.
Aboard the ship Noelle meets the captain, Yuri. Yuri appears to be about sixteen years old, but in reality she has lived much longer, for she is from the future! Yuri is unable to return home until she rights a terrible wrong, so together Noelle and Yuri battle the evil land of Odenia, all the while trying to find a way to return Yuri home.
I liked this book, but it wasn't one of my favorites. I will be looking for the next books in the series at the library, though! Like Sea of Shadow, this book was originally written in Japan.