Summary

Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle readily admits that he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar, an aspiring hero, has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus attempts to capture a powerful evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a Sparkling instead - "a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes, watches over little children, and messes up villains' plans."
Bound to Lord Arkus for five years of service and sworn to act in his best interests, the Sparkling is not easy to get rid of, and of course his understanding of "best interests" is quite different from what Lord Arkus has in mind.
©2010 Laura Lond (P)2011 Laura Lond
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1st place Reader Views Literary Award 2010 winner
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jacelyn on 16-02-17

My Sparkling Misfortune

My then 10 year old daughter & I read this together about 5 years ago. We loved it and laughed like crazy. We rushed on to read My Royal Pian Quest which was a little darker in spots but still a fabulous read. We e-mailed the author together to tell her how much we loved it and to BEG for another story from Lord Arcus. She e-mailed us back. We've read both several times since then & still love them. Hearing the book makes it even better!!!

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By Ann J.M.S Harlan on 12-11-16

Narration is perfect, once you get used to it

Very funny. Quite creative. There's a second book if you like the first one. I thought the narrator was awful at first, but persisted, and realized that it was great for the content.

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