When I was a little girl, I wasn’t able to get out and play much, due to having many surgeries on my legs. So since my parents both loved books, they would encourage me to read. And some of my favorite books were fairy tales. Tales of princesses and princes, fairies and magic, and far-away lands. I loved them!
So I was delighted when I was asked to host a book blog tour for “Tirissa and The Necklace of Nulidor.” Full of mystery and fantasy, I was amazed at how well author Willow was able to capture the feeling of the old-time fairy tales with this amazing story! This is a delightful tale that both young teen readers and their parents will enjoy.
About The Book:
One day twelve-year-old Tirissa discovers that everyone in her village is under a spell. Everyone but her! Then she sees a mysterious stranger change into a huge bird, a bird with a beak like a sword. Did he cast the spell? Desperate to find someone who can break it, she flees, leaving her village behind.
An old herbwoman tells her to seek help from a wizard who lives far away, and her journey takes her across the Three Kingdoms. Along the way she’s joined by a kindly troll and a short, fat palace guard. They are pursued by the twin princes of Kellayne, the best hunters in the Blue River Kingdom, as well as by the huge, dangerous bird.
Meanwhile, an evil wizard watches Tirissa and her friends in his magic mirror and plans a second spell that will kill everyone in the Three Kingdoms.
About the Author:
Willow grew up in Albuquerque, NM, in the late 1940’s and 1950’s, always with her nose in an Oz book or else out under the peach tree in the back yard, looking for fairies. After she grew up, moved to CA, and graduated from Occidental College, a few aptitude tests suggested she should be a novelist, but she didn’t try her hand at it until her thirties.
By then she’d forgotten her childhood love of fantasy and over the years tried her hand at a variety of genres. None of the stories really captured her imagination and each time her interest petered out. But the years passed and one day, in her fifties, she felt a yearning to read Lord of the Rings, which she had never read. Halfway through, she knew that all along it was children’s fantasy she wanted to write. And so she began writing the tale of Tirissa, who loved to be out under the trees, and it turned into Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor.
You can visit Willow’s website at http://www.tirissa.com/.