By Kaza Kingsley
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 564 pages
The Three Furies is the much-anticipated fourth installment in the Erec Rex series by author Kaza Kingsley. Her impressive imagination and remarkable storytelling abilities are oftentimes frighteningly sinister but brightly colored in clever humor for age appropriateness and pure joy for all readers.
Erec Rex is on a break from his twelve quests for the Three Fates when he discovers that his best friend Bethany has been captured by the evil Shadow Prince. He must save Bethany, but the only way to do that is to remove the Draw the Shadow Prince has put on her and request his next quest. Devilishly intertwined, he must also save the Clown Fairy from the Nightmare Realm and protect his whole family from the Shadow Prince’s long arms of destruction. He encounters zombies, ghosts, and freakish nightmares collectively to save Bethany, the Clown Fairy, his brothers and sisters, King Piter and Alypium. If that wasn’t enough, his next quest is to give himself to the angry Three Furies possibly facing his own death, all with only a little help from Hermit and his friends. The Three Furies does not disappoint with page-turning eagerness and stunning creativity.
Reviewed by M Chris Johnson