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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Escape from Doubting Castle (Abigail and Her King) by Mary E. Laders is a great tale of deception and adventure. Abigail has been sent away from the only place she could call home, banned forever. Or at least until she can escape from Prince Beelzebub, the most evil prince that ever ruled. She has been locked way in a dark place, a place called Doubting Castle, and there’s no way out for Abigail, until a stranger pulls into town. Then Abigail finds herself and her faith being challenged. Finally, she can escape but how long can she stay out of the clutches of the evil Prince? Ahead of her lie challenges and battles that she must overcome to keep her freedom, demons and, for Abigail, the biggest challenge – the darkness.
Escape from Doubting Castle (Abigail and her King) by Mary E. Laders is a remarkable story for kids. It has a fantastic story line, a little bit of spookiness and lots of adventure, enough to catch the attention of any child and keep them glued to the story. The language used to write this story was perfect for the audience it was aimed at, and Ms. Laders has a beautiful command of the English language. Her descriptive prose puts you straight into the story and allows you to feel every emotion and to identify with the characters which were, by the way, developed very well. I think any child will love this and won’t be able to wait for Volume 2 to be released.