With the help of Tobias, a rat catcher named Richard, and her clever and devoted raven, Molly gains her own freedom in a most unexpected way and changes the city of Harrowsgode forever. This series is marketed for young readers, the cover suggests 10+, and it is perfectly written for that age group. The Cup and the Crown will be enjoyed by fans of Molly and by readers who are meeting this spirited heroine for the first time. Relationship between Tobias and Molly started distant which was strange as I expected that events in the previous books should've brought them closer , and was irreversibly damaged with the ending. In the second book of the trilogy, Molly explores the source and nature of her ever-changing magical gift. Will he think she would make a good alliance? Fans of fairy tale retellings will enjoy the fanciful twists in familiar territory, and long remember this engaging heroine, destined for a happily-ever-after life. In this book, Molly and her friends are sent on a quest by King Alaric to search for the Loving Cup, a Cup that will allow for whoever who drinks from it to fall in love with someone else.
As Molly and her friends Winifred and Tobias journey in search of a loving cup, a mysterious raven joins their quest and appears to guide them all the way to the hidden city of Harrowsgode. Is that a good thing? I just want to say, I really, really enjoyed The Cup and the Crown. When the king the former prince asks her to find him a loving cup made by her grandfather, Molly isn't surprised. A great read with a wonderful heroine who leads readers through all the unexpected twists and turns. In her dreams, Molly sees a cup. The court intrigue and politics involved made for an exciting read, where characters are often bound by events and duties that are out of their control.
Also, I was frustrated with all the twists in the love interest I was so excited to continue reading Molly's adventure following The Silver Bowl. But once inside the magical city, Molly and Tobias will never be allowed to leave. You were so keen to have one last winter—then not another word. Best not to count on it, though. It must seem strange to her.
? And I suppose that terrible man who came out of your chambers just now is one of the busy-bodies? Molly, as I remember her, was spunky and fun. Events that happen in the previous book are briefly mentioned, so that you get a roug Opening line: The Great Hall was much as she remembered it: the tapestries, the massive iron candle stands, the enormous fireplace, the great gilt screen behind the dais. TheCup and the Crownwill be enjoyed by fansof Molly and by readers who are meeting thisspirited heroine for the first time. As Molly and her friends Winifred and Tobias journey far beyond the safe borders of Westria, a mysterious raven appears to guide their quest. I don't remember much from The Silver Bowl, I admit, although I did try to reread my review and jog my memory. I almost didn't pick it up. I didn't realize this was the second book in a trilogy, until about half way through when I started to wonder.
Now, while the writing is superb and the characters heartfelt and real, the real crux of The Cup and the Crown, and the presence behind the conflict of this book, is the city of Harrowsgode itself. May I ask you a question? See how they stay together so perfectly. This series is marketed for young readers, the cover suggests 10+, and it is perfectly written for that age group. Have you some personal objection to Tobias? This includes the magical ability she has been so terrified of for her entire life — as Molly tells her newfound cousin, to possess magical ability in Westria is to be reviled and proclaimed a witch; to possess those same gifts in Harrowsgode is to become powerful beyond compare. She is taken against her will to study and learn of her great powers. Even though the people of Harrowsgode kidnap her and force her into an education, Molly finally realizes her education is the key that will help her escape from the closed city.
It leads them through the rugged northlands and through the mountains to the hidden city of Harrowsgode. There, Molly discovers secrets about her own family as well as the magic of the loving cup. So it hardly surprises Molly when handsome King Alaric asks her to find a loving cup to help him win the heart of the beautiful Princess of Cortova. I could describe it to you down to the finest detail. Molly sets off with Tobias and 3 others to try and find one for the king, Alaric. While the original characters ring true, Stanley add in so many ridiculous storyl Like most sequels, The Cup and the Crown is less engaging, though Stanley creates wilder adventures and more outlandish characters. Molly sets off and soon finds herself in a secluded village where she find Wow, I really enjoyed reading this book.
I judged a book by its cover. I thought that must be it, she said. As a reader, I truly believed that Molly could triumph over horrible odds, including finding a hidden city where her grandfather was from, being kidnapped and held against her will while being told it was in her best interest, and finding away to accomplish the task given to her by her King. Indeed, he scarcely looked at her at all. So why not just choose someone else? They are just good friends, an Molly grew up as a scullery maid, and now she is a Fine Lady? Never mind that he was in a mood.
Book three should address this issue more,I hope, as well as, her relationship with the king who now holds a very powerful gift from Molly. Plus, the covers really are beautiful. Once again, the characters, villains and protagonists are dynamic. Will she be able to escape, let alone bring a loving cup to King Alaric? I just developed a sudden fondness for exercise—taking long walks to the village or the next town over, in foul weather whenever possible. Molly is now a lady. This book did have a few minor problems however: 1. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.