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ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
Green’s second blending of his Hawk and Fisher adventures with the fantasy world of the Forest Kingdom is an energetic, engaging and poignant success. The scope of Green’s world and the cast are enormous, but every scene is infused with such touching humanity and delightful wit that it’s impossible not to be drawn along each step of the journey and become a part of every relationship. Time may be taking its toll on Hawk and Fisher, but the bittersweet moments in the story are tempered by the promise of a new adventure waiting just ahead.
For years, Hawk and Fisher have been running the Hero Academy, happy to let their former exploits settle into legend. But when their adult children, Jack and Gillian, are kidnapped by the Demon Prince, Hawk and Fisher have no choice but to become Prince Rupert and Princess Julia once again, and return to the Forest Kingdom for one last adventure. But the closer they come to the truth, the more certain both Hawk and Fisher become that this new danger is directly connected to a case they investigated long, long ago — a case they both agreed to forget. (ROC, Jan., 560 pp., $16.00)
Reviewed By: Bridget Keown
Published: January 2014