In the eighteenth century in an alternate world England has
been devastated by a tsunami like wave while in central
Europe Roumania and Germany battle for control. Sorceress
Aegypta Schenck conjures up a magic tome that enables her
to hide young Miranda Popescu in our world's Massachusetts
to elude the evil black tyranny of Baroness Nicola
Ceausescu. She is the hope for the future as the "white
tyger" regal descendant.
With her niece safe, Aegypta tries to set the stage for her
triumphant return. At the same time Ceausescu searches to
find and destroy her only rival. When the Baroness abetted
by her necromancer elector succeeds, she brings Miranda
accompanied by her friends Andromeda and Peter into a realm
so unlike what any of them have ever seen before. As
Andromaeda is changed into a dog and then a noble and Peter
lives up to his sire a warrior from this world, Miranda
begins the first slow steps towards the challenge that will
decide the destiny of a planet.
The key to this delightful fantasy that targets the Harry
Potter class is the powerful alternate historical backdrop
to Europe that makes the two world scenario seems genuine.
Miranda and her allies are terrific younger heroes
struggling with the abrupt changes in their lives
especially an adversary who wants her eliminated. The
Baroness is a vile villain who fans will hiss at. Fantasy
fans of all ages will enjoy this fine dual worlds thriller.
Posted August 15, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 1, 2007