Good Sister Bad Sister by Carol Marrs Phipps and Tom Phipps

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    I highly recommend Good Sister Bad Sister and think this book is a must for anyone who enjoys a good fantasy, with an exciting plot that includes many surprises, such as magic, dragons, witches, duplicity, and betrayal. Will good triumph over evil this time? You will have to read the book to find out!

    Minuet Dewin, eldest daughter of the wizard Razzmorten, practically raised her half sister Leeuh, who was abandoned by her mother. For many years, Minuet is Leeuh’s passionate champion.

    As time passes, Leeuh becomes increasingly hard to defend as she grows determined to be awful at every turn. Whilst undoing her dangerous pranks, Minuet finds herself the target of her hatred and jealousy. And when they fall for the same prince, it looks like war.

    Suddenly Leeuh vanishes. She returns years later, compliant and sweet as she always should have been. Minuet is stunned. Should she trust her, or will it be the very death of her?

    Review by Sci-Fi Reader:

    Carol Marrs Phipps
    Carol Marrs Phipps

    GOOD SISTER BAD SISTER by Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps is a great fantasy that my wife and I read together and really enjoyed; she described it as “Alice and Malice in Wonderland” because the two sisters are such opposites.

    The story creates a magical kingdom called Niarg and populates it with fascinating characters, wizards and witches, elves, dragons, unicorns and magical birds. The intrigue comes with a plague that tragically sweeps across the country while heroic efforts are made to stop it. At the center of the effort to find the cure is the wizard Razzmorten.

    He is the father of Minuet (the good sister) and Ugleeuh (the bad sister). Demonica (Ugleeah’s mother) is a strong character that I felt deserved more attention. A magical raven named Ocker is a unique and unforgettable character and quite the businessman.

    I have a fondness for good descriptive prose and enjoyed many examples scattered throughout the story. One example from early in the story: “Razzmorten appeared in the moonlight amongst the tall balsaltic rocks of Demonica’s keep…listening to the pounding surf far below as he paused here and there to feel for the presence of magical wards and protections set by Demonica.”

    GOOD SISTER BAD SISTER is a great introduction to the epic HEART OF THE STAFF series. My wife and I read the book aloud and thoroughly enjoyed it. We recommend it to lovers of fantasy.

    Review by Jenny:

    GOOD SISTER BAD SISTER, the first in the epic series of THE HEART OF THE STAFF, is a wonderful fantasy tale, weaving a complicated, exciting web of intrigue, where good battles evil. The story takes place in the kingdom of Niarg and revolves around Razzmorten, a good wizard who has two very different daughters, the good Minuet and the evil Leeuh.

    The book is rich with bold, memorable characters, including elves, witches, dragons and magical, speaking birds, including a wily raven named Ocker, who steals the show from time to time, in my opinion. When Leeuh teams up with her bad wizard uncle, Razzorbach, the inevitable feathers begin to fly and this multi-layered, exhilarating story races on, drawing the reader with it to its thrilling close.

    I highly recommend Good Sister Bad Sister and think this book is a must for anyone who enjoys a good fantasy, with an exciting plot that includes many surprises, such as magic, dragons, witches, duplicity, and betrayal. Will good triumph over evil this time? You will have to read the book to find out!