"Wonderful fantasy story!"
Once again, Sheri L. McGathy takes us back to the world of
the Storyteller. A character we met in ELFEN GOLD, BOOKS 1
and 2. This time, he is telling another tale of the fae.
The tale of Spring. When the Winter King refuses to release
the wheel, the Summer Queen becomes furious. Even though
she sent an envoy to the Winter King, he still refuses to
release the wheel. Well, the Summer Queen now has no option
but declaring war on the Winter King. When Astara learns of
this, she knows she must do whatever she can to prevent it.
Sneaking out of the Summer Palace, she begins her journey
to the home of the Winter King.
On her journey, Astara runs across different things. A
robin whose nest has fallen with the tree it was in; two
small children who have found a frozen bloom and a friend
of hers, Wisp, a small, gentle breeze, trapped beneath the
ice on a river.
What will Astara find once she reaches the Snow Palace?
Will Astara be successful in her mission? Who is the new
Winter King? Why has he decided to stop the wheel?
THE BIRTH OF SPRING—AN ENCHANTED STORYTELLER'S TALE is a
fantastic story. Once again, Sheri L. McGathy weaves her
magic with words to bring us this delightful tale of how
spring came to be, and, as always, there is a lesson to be
learned. I know when I see the name Sheri L. McGathy as the
author of a story, I won't be disappointed when I begin
reading, and this short story is no exception. We have a
young maiden on a journey to save her world and her people
from a war which will destroy both. And Astara's kindness
and true nature is revealed as she helps those in need on
her journey. This story will definitely leave you wanting
more! My only complaint with Sheri L. McGathy's stories, is
that they come out so far and few between.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 12, 2006