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Beth's Review: The Pitchfork of Destiny (Charming Tales #3) by Jack Heckel

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Publisher: Harper Voyager

Released: April 5, 2016

Genre: Folklore, Fairy Tales

Length: 400 pages

Format: eBook, Paperback

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Collected for the first time, A Fairy-tale Ending comprises two volumes of Jack Heckel's Charming Tales: Once Upon a Rhyme and Happily Never After Prince Charming had one destiny: to slay the dragon and save the princess. Both have been achieved, except there's a problem: Charming had nothing to do with either. A farmer named Will Pickett succeeded where royalty had failed—and this simply will not stand. Thus begins an epic adventure that has Prince Charming and Will Pickett vying with each other for the throne by challenging trolls, outwitting scoundrels, and facing all manner of fairy-tale creatures. All the while a dark sorcery envelops Castle White, and Will's sister Liz and her friend Lady Rapunzel uncover a threat to the kingdom. The fate of Royaume hangs in the balance as Charming tries to salvage his reputation, and the clock is ticking…

Pitchfork Destiny (Charming Tales #3)

Five Boundless Stars

The Pitchfork of Destiny is a charming tale of fantastical dragons. First, I would like to let you know; I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Along with this book, I was pleasantly surprised with book one, A Fairy Tale Ending. Which is a good thing because when I was a few chapters into this one, I decided to stop and go back to read the first book. Though it is NOT necessary to read both, I highly recommend it. Although the characters were well developed in book 2, reading them in order gave me a better insight into the hearts of the characters.

Book two picks up right where book one leaves off. Volthraxus is searching for his love; once he learns what happened, the action begins. Readers will be intrigued from the beginning, and the twists will keep them surprised until the end.

This is a perfect bedtime story to read with your kids, if you still do that when they are at this reading level; personally, I don’t think they are ever too old to read with. My fifth graders still loves it so I will keep it up as long as I am allowed. This is a family friendly book that in spite of its length, will keep the interest of children as well as adults. Kudo’s to Heckel for being able to do this. This is one book I am OK with donating to my child’s teacher for the classroom, or maybe even a classroom read aloud.

Both books are definitely 5 Boundless Star books for me. I absolutely loved it!

A Fairy-tale Ending (Charming Tales #1-2)

Five Boundless Stars

I was asked to read book two in exchange for an honest review and was pleasantly surprised to receive both books.

I highly recommend both books to anyone who loves fantasy; readers of all ages will become intrigued from the beginning. The story is full of unique characters with a surprise at every corner.

A Fairy-tale Ending: Book One of the Charming Tales is easily a 5 Boundless star book. I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end.

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