Thirteen year-old Princess Anya has two step-parents. Her step-mother is really interested in plants, and her step-step-father is a very evil sorcerer interested in the throne. In fact, he’s just turned Crown Princess Morven’s current true love into a frog. Morven makes Anya promise to figure out a way to turn him back, but they have to find him among all of the other frogs in the moat. Once they find him, Anya uses the final bits of a special lip balm potion. Only, it turns out to be a different prince altogether, and since Anya pinkie-promised to transform Derwent, the need to gather the ingredients to make more of the lip-balm begins a cascade of events leading to A QUEST! Along the way, Anya gathers a group of boon companions which includes a talking dog, a giant newt – also talking, and an Otter Maiden – she has an accent. With the aid of a good wizard and trolls, Anya learns that she is far more than the spare princess, and that she is definitely not ready to allow her evil step-step-father to take over the kingdom so easily.— Paige
Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.
Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land -- and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.
With Frogkisser , acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It's 50% fairy tale, 50% fantasy, and 100% pure enjoyment from start to finish.
About the Author
Garth Nix is the New York Times bestselling author of the Old Kingdom series, a modern classic of fantasy literature that includes the novels Sabriel, Lireal, Abhorsen, and Clariel. He is also the author of The Keys to the Kingdom series, Shade's Children, A Confusion of Princes, Newt's Emerald, and (with Sean Williams) the Troubletwisters series, among other novels. You can find out a whole lot more about him at garthnix.com.