The Adventures of Crimson and the Guardian

The Adventures of Crimson and the Guardian

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Young Kinsey, a lonely orphan servant girl in medieval times, finds an abandoned cloak in the Pixie Forest. Unable to resist, she pulls it over her shoulders, snaps the clasp shut and is astounded when a talking unicorn magically appears in front of her!

What happens next is even more amazing, as Kinsey finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of adventure, from slaying river monsters to fighting off giant wolf-like mungas. But will all her adventures prepare her for the final battle against the evil Snake who is threatening to take over the whole kingdom with his Pegasus of Peril?

Kinsey must find strength she never knew she had as she uncovers her true destiny...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10mm | 231g
  • English
  • 0473381192
  • 9780473381196

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The Adventures of Crimson and the Guardian is a children's fantasy by Karen Cossey. While taking a walk in Pixie Forest, Kinsey sees a cloak on the ground and tries it on, only to see a unicorn appear. She is astonished when the unicorn introduces herself as Crimson and encourages Kinsey to help fight a river monster terrorizing a castle. Kinsey, who lacks defensive skills, manages to defeat the monster as she discovers how magical the cloak is. Crimson takes her on a series of adventures, battling Mungas, dragons, and ravenous jagotchies. They learn that the tyrannical ruler, Snake, has been carrying out his plan to dominate the kingdom. Kinsey isn't trained as others to fight, but is determined to help bring peace to the kingdom.

The Adventures of Crimson and the Guardian is a lovely novella for children who like reading fantasy tales about elves, dwarfs and other mythical creatures. One of its main characters, Kinsey, is a smart and courageous young girl who will come to one's rescue, even if she is afraid herself. Crimson is a caring unicorn, but is easily offended when teased. Although it's a short read, Karen Cossey tells her adventurous tale very well. The dialogue is witty, as well as some of the deeds Kinsey and Crimson completed. Her descriptions of the monsters are great and one can visualize how repulsive they really are. The cover illustration of Crimson is nicely done to complement the entertaining story. I recommend The Adventures of Crimson and the Guardian.

Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite
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