introduction by Jane Yolen A classical, magical fantasy tale that provides the reader with that rare pleasure: the fully realized artificial world to which one can escape, to immerse oneself in an alternate reality, banishing the humdrum cares and tediums of our own world for the repspite offered by a work that is described in Ms. Yolen's introduction as "feminist fairy tale with attitude, heart, imagination, laughter, love and truth." 457 pages of careful, finely crafted art in the service of a story fit for all ages fill this nicely designed hardcover volume that's worth every penny.
Here it is, 375 more pages of finely drawn fantasy adventure from the pen of the spectacularly talented Linda Medley. This is a work that, like Harry Potter, can be enjoyed by all ages, but will especially be appreciated by the tween and early teen set. Castle Waiting takes place in a fully realized fantasy world that is filled with wonder and humor and populated by a highly memorable cast of characters.