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The Serpent's Egg (2001)

by J. Fitzgerald Mccurdy

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Just as Hate, the Demon, arrives at Miranda's house to destroy her, a Druid takes her away. As she follows him, they make their way to the Houses of Parliament and with the help of the tunnels underground and a little bit of magic she, and her friends, are escorted to the Elven world. It is then she finds out that she is the only one who can destroy the Demon.

The story was exciting and fast-paced and the fantasy world was intriguing. The world is inhabited by the typical Tolkien races of elves, dwarfs, trolls and dragons. That this world was connected to ours via the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa added an extra touch of fun.

I really enjoyed the book, the plot and the fantasy were compelling. The main characters, on the other hand were somewhat lacking. I found them to be rather whiny and rude children, and the author's use of all caps when someone shouted was tiresome. However, the storyline kept me reading and I recommend this book to fantasy fans. ( )
  ElizaJane | Jan 10, 2008 |
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YOU - ARE - IN - GRAVE - DANGER! By the time Miranda deciphered the mysterious letter it was too late. Hate, the Demon, had already found her. When her mother disappears, she must flee her home in the middle of the night with a sinister stranger, or stay and die. She races through the streets of Ottawa to Parliament Hill, seeking in the maze of tunnels under the Library of Parliament a portal into a parallel world. Miranda learns that she, alone, can capture the Serpent's Egg, the magic needed to save two worlds from the Demon and her hate-crazed minions. But Miranda is not alone. Her dauntless friends, Bell, Nick, Penelope, and the hateful Muffy, accompany her on a perilous quest through unknown lands inhabited by Dwarves, Trolls, Dragons, Wizards, Wobbles, and other fabulous and dangerous species. And, following close on the companions' heels are the Demon and a host of bad, bad creatures whose purpose is to stop Miranda before she stops them for good. On this fantastic journey, friendships and personal courage are put to the ultimate test in the never-ending war between good and evil.
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In the quest tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Serpent's Egg begins as Ottawa lies under siege. Parliament Hill has fallen to dark forces. A group of children, led by Miranda, searches through the maze of caves and tunnels under the Library of Parliament. They are in quest of the magic needed to save our world and another, older world from Hate, the Demon, and her crazed minions. For Miranda and her companions, it's also a journey of self-discovery, where friendships and personal courage are put to the ultimate test in the never-ending war between good and evil.

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Miranda and her friends must flee from Ottawa in the middle of the night and embark on a dangerous quest to capture the magical serpent's egg and save two worlds with the help of the elves of Ellesmere Island.

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