The tyrannous Huntsmen have declared everyone in one village to be outlaws, since they insist on supporting the magical beings of neighbouring Darkwood. Why won’t they accept that magic is an abomination?
Far from being abominable, the residents of Darkwood are actually very nice when you get to know them, even Snow the White Knight, who can get a bit tetchy when people remind her she’s a Princess.
In order to stop the Huntsmen from wiping out all magical beings, Snow and her friends have to venture into the Badlands of Ashtrie, and seek the support of the Glass Witch – but she has plans of her own, and let’s just say they’re not good ones.
This is, unsurprisingly, not much of a departure from the first two. It carries on expanding the fairy-tale universe and introduces us to some delightful new characters. The tone is darker - but still punctuated with little absurdities to keep you giggling.
It is a brilliant adventure, and a fine finish for our fictional friends.
A comfortable read on a winter's night - and a satisfying conclusion to the series.
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