The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom... a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.
Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture; her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces in the hunt to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure full of twists and turns as she tries to find her freedom and answers to her questions about life and love.
Delightful and fun, this story engages the reader in a playful adventure as Princess Madeline stands up for the right to make her own life choices. We meet Madeline on her birthday, an event her father has orchestrated to introduce her to a bevy of princes’ to marry, but instead of following tradition, Madeline escapes into the forest and begins an adventure of discovery.
Every princess requires a knight and Madeline is no exception, but what I found refreshing is her knight isn’t needed to rescue, she exhibits the courage and fortitude to accomplish that on her own. Madeline is a heroine young girls will relate to and appreciate.
Short, but packed with lively characters and a solid storyline, Princess Madeline is a perfect and quick read for middle schoolers, who will enjoy this irresistible tale.