Book 3 in the Maagy Series

by Virginia Burton Stringer & Illustrated by Lauren Abernathy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/19/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781480849112
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781480849099
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781480849105

About the Book

Princess Maagy has had great adventures and harrowing moments in her life, but none could prepare her for what she was about to discover behind the ominous doors she had never been allowed to enter.

King Henry surprises Maagy on her sixteenth birthday with a joyous, celebratory breakfast of pancakes and spumoni ice cream. However, his mood darkens when he tells her to meet him at the mysterious east tower. Henry pulls a key from around his neck and releases the heavy creaking door. Cobwebs reach and grab, as they ascend the darkened stairs. Once there, Henry begins to tell Maagy the truth about her mother’s death and enigmatic lineage. The greatest mystery in Maagy’s life has been her mother Queen Melania. How and when did she die? Why will her father never speak of her? His stubborn refusal to answer her questions has only fueled her inner rage. Maagy has been intrigued by her resemblance to the mysterious warrior woman in a portrait at Whitmore Estate, but no one knows her identity. Then Henry shows her a large blue crystal. Little does Maagy realize the significance of the portrait, the woman in it, or how her life will change when she takes hold of the mysterious blue crystal. Her destiny is before her, as her next and most challenging adventure begins.

This fairy tale for middle readers is the third in the seven-book Maagy Series about the coming of age of a young woman.

About the Author

Virginia Burton Stringer is a published playwright as well as an author. Her play "Can You Hear Them Crying?", published by Pioneer Drama, has won critical acclaim for almost 25 years for its gripping subject matter and has been republished three times by other authors who teach Holocaust education. Her Maagy Book Series of seven chapter books for young adult readers (begun in 2004) is a labor of love for her daughters and granddaughters. Educated at Virginia Commonwealth University for theatre arts, she has had a forty-year career as actor, director, high school drama teacher, and now writer. She also attended the University of North Carolina Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She and her husband, Bill, have three grown children and three grandchildren. They currently reside in St. Petersburg, Florida.