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Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite
In the fairy kingdom of Solandia, Queen Magenta and King Godfred punish the king's brother, Prince Thorkel, for attempting to steal the sun orb which gives power to the entire kingdom from the sun. Years pass, Thorkel's survival is unknown, and Queen Magenta gives birth to a son, Prince Victor. At Prince Victor's christening, an evil gift is slipped in among the many gifts to the new baby. Queen Magenta opens it by mistake, and the gift reveals an unbreakable spell which will make Prince Victor a human when he turns thirteen. Victor plays with Trobit, a fairy child of his age, and he is tutored by wise Master Tyrus whose words of wisdom will save him as Queen Magenta, King Godfred, and their supporters prepare to invade Fallen Island where evil exists. Prince Victor learns about accepting others, but can he help to conquer the overwhelming evil that threatens Solandia? Will he help his parents thwart his mother's wicked sister, Princess Cassandra, and the now totally evil Prince Thorkel?
Victor and the Sun Orb is a brilliantly written and edited original fairy tale that has good guys, bad guys, and a storyline that never fails. Main character Victor is a totally believable young teenager, and all of the numerous characters...fairy, human, and quasi animal... are well-created and fit nicely into the story's development. A map of the fairy land would be helpful to readers but not essential. Author Nielsen has done a first-rate job of creating a world where fairies and humans both exist, just in different dimensions. It's a great selection for preteens who recall favorite folktales with enthusiasm and love.