Fern and Will, the children of a feckless art dealer, find themselves sharing the remote farmhouse he has inherited with his current, and sinister, mistress. Something snuffles outside; a stone in the garden, which bears an odd resemblance to a passing tramp, moves in the night; a wolfish dog befriends them. Dreams and sleepwalking and the most remarkable videotape ever watched provide 16-year-old Fern with evidence that the world is not the controllable, rational place she thought it was--and that her own future is to be altogether more remarkable, and full of pain and wisdom, than she has expected.
Ben (flutedude04) - reviewed Prospero's Children (Fern Capel, Bk 1) on
I really didn't enjoy this book. I read a lot of mythical fantasy and science fiction books, but this one just didn't meet my standards. It took a while for the story to really pick up, but once it did, I wasn't as interested as I thought it would be. I forced my way through to the end; and I would never ruin it for you, but the ending just pissed me off! (Just not my cup of tea I guess.) I won't be reading the rest of the series, but give it a shot and see what you think.