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The Eye of the Crystal Ball by TP Boje

Saturday, July 23, 2011
When Sara was newborn her parents left her at the doorstep at Mr. and Mrs. Schneider’s house.

When Sara was ten she discovered she was telekinetic. She began to move stuff around when she got angry just by her will alone.

When Sara was twelve her real parents came for her and took her with them to live like the Gypsy that she was – or Romani as they like to call themselves. They told her she was going to fulfill a prophesy. That it was once said that out of the Romani people the greatest sorceress who had ever lived would be born.
When Sara was thirteen she had a baby brother and when she was fourteen he got very sick with a strange illness.
To save her baby-brother Sara sets off on a quest to find his cure – well knowing that it will cost her dearly.
Soon Sara finds herself going through the Singing Cave, crossing Wild Witches Valley, talking to a ten foot giant snail, rescuing the Beads of Souls from the Hell-hounds, escaping a spell in Vamila, the Forest of Vanity, visiting the king at the City of Lights before she finally reaches the Black Castle where she is told the Eye of the Crystal Ball can tell her how to cure her brother’s strange illness.

But nothing is free in this world - and as Sara soon will know - everything has a price.

Good Reads Summary

Want to pick up a book and know that you will enjoy your read?  This novel is for you!  The plot of the novel is very intricate and the reader will probably not find one like it in any other novel.  The characters are all worth reading about, they draw the reader into the novel.  The secondary characters tend to be very different, almost magical, in this novel.  The reader will enjoy getting to know most of them.  Sara herself is a very endearing character with many good, solid qualities that will allow the reader to identify and commiserate with her at times in the novel.  The world that Sara travels in is very intriguing and will have the reader turning page after page.  The author writes a very good, cohesive novel; the reader will not be confused at all though.  The reader will also like the theme of the Romani people, not a typical characteristic to read about in novels.  This novel is one of the rare types where a reader may enjoy it be he/she ten or fifty-two. 

5 Stars