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The Missing Sword: The Chronicles of Never After, Book 4

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Oz meets Camelot in wacky, poignant quest for Excalibur.

The Missing Sword book cover: Magical sword and stone surrounded by crystals on a pink background

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The dauntless League of Seven races to Camelot—or is it Oz?—to find Excalibur, the only thing that will save 12-year-old Filomena's dying mom from a murderous ogress bent on world domination. Young love is in bloom, but the quest for The Missing Sword is front and center as our heroes slay the Witch of the East, take the ruby slippers, and try to make sense of it all. Melissa de la Cruz delivers the expected adventure and takes her young characters through perilous, poignant, and hilarious moments en route to a conclusion that sets up a cosmic conflict and an impossible choice in the next book.

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