Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Lost Queen (The Empyrical Tales) by Mark Miller takes off from where the first part ends. Zandria and Oleana discover a magic crystal which might help them find their missing mother, gone for six years. Zandria sets out with her friends to get back the other crystals but the wicked Raymond Shaydaway stands in her way. Zandria will have to solve the mystery of the Lost Queen before she can find her mother. Raymond Shaydaway is a compelling evil character in the book. You might even end up liking him. He makes an impact on the reader with his wickedness. This is a story with strong female protagonists which will make it more interesting for the women readers. Will Zandria be able to solve the mystery of the Lost Queen? Will she be able to find her missing mother?
Some of the chapters in this book are creepy. The magical moments and suspense make the book fast paced. The adventure theme is something that is appealing to many children as well as adults. The charm of adventure stories do not wane because they show the creativity and imagination of the author and to what extent it can hold the interest of the reader too. The creation of fictitious characters that are bold and wicked, or kind and helpful are all reflections of the author's writing skills. There is something very appealing about Miller's writing. He manages to pump in some kind of magic and surrealism into the story. Very enjoyable, fast paced and packed with suspense and interesting characters.