Hamelin Stoop: The Lost Princess And The Jewel of Periluna
By Robert B. Sloan (12 Gates Publishing)
The Lost Princess and the Jewel of Periluna is the second book in the Hamelin Stoop series. Book One, The Eagle, The Cave and the Foot Bridge, sets the background, explaining why the main character, Hamelin, lives in a children’s home.
The writing style of author Robert B. Sloan, president of Houston Baptist University, quickly engages young readers, as the Great Eagle leads Hamelin through the mysterious cave and across the footbridge once again in search of his parents. His continuing quest to seek his identity takes him through the dangerous Waters of Death and Life and into the Land of Gloaming.
Placing his quest aside, Hamelin joins forces with two new friends in their mission of freeing a kidnapped princess and recovering a stolen jewel. To aid in their journey, the trio receives special gifts—a scarf of sight, magical gloves, shoes of speed and a sword of death.
Sloan fills each scene with adventure and suspense. Young readers will look forward to the release of the third book in the series with enthusiasm.