A friend of LeedsBookClub (say hello on twitter here!), Marie is writing an EPIC review of The Tenth Kingdom!
Continued from Part Three!
(Quick recap - Virginia and her father Tony have fallen through a magic mirror from New York into the nine Magical Fairy Kingdom.
In the company of a Wolf and an enchanted Prince - currently a Dog - Virginia and Tony must travel through the Kingdoms, seeking the evil Queen. She is the Prince's step-mother and has hidden his real body.
It is only by helping the Prince that they will be able to find another Magic Mirror to take them home...)
Things aren’t going well for Wolf and Virginia as The Peeps have persuaded the judge to burn him and he’s dragged away.
He admits that Sally destroyed the well and the rest of the Peeps attack him allowing Tony and Virginia to free Wolf and beat a hasty retreat. They return to the barn only to discover
He refuses to respond to her no matter how hard she tries and unless she can get him under control the fourth kingdom will be divided up in return for the other kingdoms help.
Suddenly a mirror she has never used before summons her into a memory. It takes her back to when she met the Evil Stepmother and was given her mirrors.
They find the cart but surprisingly no mirror. The farmer has sold it as bric-a-brac. (Oops). They split up to look for the mirror Wolf and Virginia end up where Snow White’s glass
They return to the action house only to discover the mirrors special features have been revealed and it has gone up from 15 gold to 5,000. How on earth will they afford that? By gambling of course!
Relish is eager to know where he fits in but she is hesitant
Then The Queen reveals that she was there two hours ago poisoning all the apples in the orchard. (I bet his men haven’t eaten any apples). One by one the men crumple until just Relish remains slowly dying.
Woo-hoo, they have the money!!
They dash over to the auction just in time to bid on the mirror. But a last minute bid of 10,000 gold comes in from... The Huntsman...
So they’ve lost the mirror Again! And Wolf and Virginia are off on a date sharing their first kiss (sigh) and Tony and Wendell are in a bar drowning their sorrows. (These people have
Tony receives a message from The Huntsman.
Oh no, what are they going to do now?
Wendell is panicked by cries of The Troll King is dead; Prince Wendell has killed him and a carriage with the dog him hanging out the window with Relishes head.
Whilst this is happening, Tony has retrieved the mirror and is scrambling across the roof with it! Betcha can’t guess what happens?! Yep, Tony drops the mirror.
Unfortunately it starts to rain so they have to take shelter in a barn near the town, they examine the mirror fragments and discover writing on the back that says: “Manufactured by the Dwarves of Dragon Mountain”.
(Hmm, i wonder if they’ll travel there looking for another mirror).
To be continued...
The Tenth Kingdom
Listen to the Tenth Kingdom Soundtrack on Spotify here!
Or watch the videos on YouTube here!
The Tenth Kingdom - Part Six
The Tenth Kingdom - Part Five
The Tenth Kingdom - Part Four
The Tenth Kingdom - Part Three
The Tenth Kingdom - Part Two
The Tenth Kingdom - Part One