Author: Rafe Martin
Characters: Ardwin, The Stepmother, a magician, Rose (The sister), Horse, and Alene.
Summary: Once upon a time six princes were turned into swans by their evil stepmother. They spent their time with a flock of swans in the northern wilderness. Six years later Rose, their sister, broke the spell. But Rose did not complete the spell. The youngest brother (Ardwin) was left with his left arm as a wing.
Ardwin finds out that his father plans to cut his wing off. So he runs away from home to see the swans he once used to live with. The swans did not believe Ardwin when he told them that he used to live with them. On his way back he killed a lion and met a magician who healed his wounds and he met a girl called Alene who he fell in love with. He then decided to find his stepmother and ask her to break the spell. Read the book to find out what happens next. You have to find out for yourself!
Which part I liked: I liked the part in which Ardwin meets his stepmother.
Why I would recommend this book to others: I would recommend this book because it has an interesting story and keeps the reader wanting to find out what happened next. It also gave such good description of characters that I could easily visualize them.
Grade 4 A