By Angela EllisFormat:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
I loved reading Thin Time(Task Bearer Series). I am an adult feeling like a child again absorbed into the fantasy and adventure of the story. The description is excellent and very visual and I couldnt put the book down wondering what was next. The characters were really good and we live in a world with so many step- in- laws that we can all relate and identify with them. I loved the humour as well and great to chuckle as well as the vivid imagination potrayed with the creatures and animals. Carole is very inspiring and I am keen to read more of her books.
(Alice is chosen by mistake to be Task Bearer by Fymm, a bad tempered tomb dog who is five hundred years old. She must bring back the New Year seeds to prevent the world from dying and complete her task before Thin Time ends at midnight. Reluctantly she sets out on her dangerous quest with her small stepbrother Thomas, Fymm, and Ratatosk the Messenger Squirrel who cannot be trusted. Attacked by gargoyles and guided by Matilda from the altar tomb in Tong Church, Alice finds the door into Eihwaz, the Tree of Life, and enters the Other World, just as the gnarled roots close over her head. Descending deep in the earth, and helped by the singing cockerel stolen from the church tower, she must face the three terrible Sisters at the Well of Wyrd and the fury of Nidhogg the Snake-Dragon. Fearful her two gifts will not be enough to protect her, for she foolishly ate the third gift in a fit of bad temper, she faces the Niddhogg armed only with a stone and a gargoyle s shield. But even if she finds the seeds and defeats the terrible Niddhogg, she knows that without a loving heart she will never be able to return to her own world. And how will she know if her heart is loving enough before it s too late? Will she be trapped in the Niddhogg's Cave of Mists forever?)