Image of The False Princess


Image of The False Princess

O’Neal’s debut novel is the perfect blend of enjoyable fantasy. Sinda is a wonderful, sensible heroine, her journey is captivating in its complexity and familiarity and her romance with Kiernan is gradual and beautiful. Readers will be reminded of the homey feel of authors like Gail Carson Levine and Robin McKinley when they pick up this gorgeous fantasy novel.

Nalia, Princess of Thorvaldor, discovers that she is a false princess and actually a weaver’s daughter named Sinda. Sinda’s new status as a commoner brings a startling realization to her: she can perform magic. When she begins to learn the art of using it correctly, she uncovers a sinister plot concerning the new princess, and what could potentially be the downfall of the throne of Thorvaldor. (EGMONT, Jan., 336 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9781606840795, HC, 12 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
John Jacobson