Dec 082014
Escape to a world of fantasy, thrilling adventure, and magic warms the heart!
 The Author

Victoria Simcox


Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now resides in Western Washington with her husband and 3 children. Her other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and 2 cats, named Frodo and Fritz. For the past 12 years, she has home-schooled her children. Besides being an author, Victoria is also an elementary school art teacher. Victoria enjoys writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and hanging out with her family and friends. Victoria is the author of The Warble.


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The  Warble
 by Victoria Simcox
Published by Two Harbors Press
ISBN 978-1-935097 17-4

Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen – all these and more can be found in The Warble, an enchanting tale of adventure and friendship.

Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.

In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.

   I started to read about Kristina, a child who is a bit of a loner, and many a times went off into her own world.  I was the same way as a child so I started relating from the very beginning.  Then she had a teacher who recognized her quality within, and gave her the mystical task of returning the The Warble.  As I read this story it became more of a place that I could go to, and forget about reality, and hide within the realm of the author’s fantasy.  The author had a way to pull you in with emotional thoughts, and heartwarming scenes, but yet keep you on the edge of your chair.   At times they were a bit complex, but as you read on you were back in a comfort zone smiling and giggling at the author’s whimsical way of explaining a scene.

  I walked where Kristina walked and saw what she saw, and felt warmth of friendship when she felt the warmth.   I highly recommend this story to children of all ages.

The Shard, Victoria Simcox’s fast-paced, intricately woven sequel to Magic Warble, takes Kristina Kingsly, and her schoolmates back to Bernovem… and into a thrilling, often dangerous adventure.

 The Warble was a toss between Grimms Fairy Tales, and Mythology, which both intrigues me.  As I have mentioned before I am not an avid reader.  It puts me too sleep, but these two books kept me wide awake, and on the edge of my chair half the time.

This story opens with Kristina Kingsly at a summer horse-camp, and a couple of prankster girls do their worst to our Kristina, and something goes wrong, and they’re back at Bernovem where the chilling adventure starts all over again to make some new and wonderful memories for our heroine, and she is reunited with her Prince Werrien, her gnome, dwarf, animals, and fairy friends.  Things couldn’t have been more wonderful for Kristina especially when she was back with her dearest friend Prince Werrien only to find out he was fascinated with a very unusual seeing stone, “The Shard”, and to add to the excitement Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag! This ol’ gal really puts a twist to the plot!

In Bernovem, Kristina not only has a uncomfortable suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see that in her weakest moment she will encounter more strength than she has ever known or could imagine.

     I was terribly anxious to get the sequel to the The Warble.  Now, my interests lie in Mythology, fiction, fantasy, and fairy tales.  The who dunnit books are just not for me.  While reading the brief synopsis of this book it brought back the wonderful memories of the Warble.  I started to read about Kristina, a child who is a bit of a loner, and many a times went off into her own world.  I was the same way as a child so I started relating from the very beginning.   Now, she was sent off to a horse summer camp, and when I was 12 I too was sent to a horse summer camp, “The School of Francis Recker Horsemanship”.   How odd I thought that this book was so similar to my own life.  I couldn’t wait to dive right into it, and I know… I repeat I know you will love this story too, and relate to it just as I have.   Time travel of the heart in my opinion!  The author has a way to pull you into her story, and hold you on the edge of your seat.  There were times I would reread a page or two because I wasn’t quite sure where she was leading me too, but I’m glad I did so I could get the full wonderful picture, and not lose my way.  (Oh boy, this is killing me not to tell you more about this book), but I will say one thing buy it from the author or buy it from Stocking stuffer or just a great present for that young lady or young man that’s too old for toys, and too young for boys or visa versa!
    Christmas would be a great way to open up a new world for your child or relative/friend.  Stocking stuffer?  Definitely.  Birthday present?  Of course.  Just because you care?  Most assuredly.  This holiday season pick up a copy of The Warble, and give it to Santa.  He knows a lot of people, and children that could use a break from the real world, and put a smile on everyone’s face.
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*Disclaimer:  Opinion in this Post is 100% my own and no monetary compensation was given.  I received a product sample in order to facilitate my honest review.

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