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A Princess of Landover (Magic Kingdom of Landover #6)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  5,379 Ratings  ·  293 Reviews
Ben Holiday, High Lord of the magic kingdom of Landover, and his wife Willow have sent their 15-year-old daughter Mistaya to our world to attend a prestigious girls' boarding school. Mistaya--Misty to her friends--is not pleased with the arrangement. She is forbidden to use her magic for any reason, can't understand why other girls her own age don't revere the natural worl ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 3rd 2009 by Orbit (first published January 1st 2009)
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Cindy Every novel in the series provides enough information that they can be read as stand-alone novels. You may miss an inside joke or ponder about a vague…moreEvery novel in the series provides enough information that they can be read as stand-alone novels. You may miss an inside joke or ponder about a vague reference, but the story won't suffer from that.
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Apr 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2010
I went back and forth with this, debating whether to give it two or three stars. In the end I went with three... But just barely.

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of Terry Brooks. He was the first fantasy author I ever read, and I've read just about everything he has ever written.

That said, this book was somewhat of a disappointment to me. I was excited when I learned there would be a new Landover book, I had been hoping for one for a while. But the entire book felt sort of forced. It f
Caleb M.
3.5 total stars.

This book was a lot of fun. Not in a, "OMGsh! It's the best book ever," kind of way, but in a comfort food kind of way. I was instantly comfortable with the characters, having read the rest of the series back in middle school. It was a pretty awesome feeling to hang out with Ben Holiday, Abernathy, and most important, Quester Thews again. It was a fun experience for me.

But overall this book isn't super amazing. Sure, it's good enough, but it doesn't capture the magic that I remem
Aug 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a light read for me, mostly taking me a day to burn through. But if you know me, you would know that I would not burn through a book as fast asa that unless I was really interested in the storyline. From the start pretty much, Terry Brooks had me wanting to reach in the book and slap the main character, which as the title suggests, is the Princess of Landover. Ben Holiday is now the proud owner of a teenage daughter, and a very strong willed one at that. She starts off as the chara ...more
During my sophomore year of high school, a friend of mine who also shared my interest in classic "Star Trek" was stunned and horrified to learn that while I'd read a good bit of sci-fi, I'd never cracked a cover of a Terry Brooks novel. During a visit to the school library, unable to find a copy of the first Shanara book, he shoved a copy of "Magic Kingdom For Sale, Sold" into my hands and said I had to read it.

So, I did and I enjoyed it enough that I went on to read the second and third instal
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I loved this series. Hopefully it's not over - there are enough hints that it might pick up again...

The other 4 books were about a guy from Chicago who buys a magic Kingdom (and then has to fight for it). Now that he's married a magical wife, saved the kingdom numerous times, fought of Demons, a witch, and old Wizards, and made peace with a Dragon (somewhat?) - It's time for his daughter to grow up and his true life struggles as a parent to rise to the top. Refreshingly, this book is mostly abou
Oana Birtea
Jan 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book has one of the most annoying main characters i've read in a long time. It also has absolutely no strong point. Not only was the plot and characters really weak, but the writing sounded like something a 15 year old would write.
I do not recommend this book to anyone above the age of 12.
Jun 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
One of the better Landover books. Thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more Lanover novels, now that my interest is piqued once again.
In questo ultimo libro viene messo particolarmente in risalto il rapporto tra Mistaya e i suoi genitori;la quindicenne è particolarmente insofferente e capricciosa,ma quando intuisce che c'è un ennesimo pericolo che rischia di stravolgere la sua Landover,allora diventa un'eroina.
Qusta volta,i cattivi di turno sono un mago che sembra una grossa cavalletta, un re che vuole spodestare Ben e un ometto dalle sembianze di topo. In soccorso,arriveranno il gatto prismatico,il cucciolo di fango,il drago
Emilee Powell
I had such high hopes for Mistaya after her showdown with Nightwish, but unfortunately all her growth and development from the previous book magically disappeared and she became a insufferably bratty princess once more. I spent half of the book wanting to give her a good slap. It gradually improved as Mistaya once again learned that she isn't the infallible center of the universe, but at the end of the book it still feels like she would go back to her self entitled ways given the slightest imagi ...more
Sarah Sammis
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sarah by: Nicole Wonderlin
Shelves: pc, read-in-2011
Jordan Darymple introduced me to the Landover series in eighth grade when he reviewed Magic Kingdom, For Sale, Sold! by Terry Brooks. All these years later I have just finished book six of the series, A Princess of Landover.

Princess Mistaya has been sent to King Ben's world to attend a boarding school. There's just a few problems with that, she has an adult mind thanks to her mother's faery heritage and a teenage body, thanks to Ben's genes. She gets herself expelled as quick as she can and goes
Jul 31, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-or-5-stars
The Princess of Landover is about the daughter of Ben Holiday (the hero of the first 5 books in the Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold series). She's very much a typical teenager. She wants to be good, yet she finds the rules that she has to live under unfair, so she rebels. First by getting kicked out of school, then by running away from home (and worse as the book progresses). She eventually finds herself at a magical library where she has to solve a mystery without getting her or her friends killed. ...more
I couldn't decide whether to give this 2 or 3 stars. I ended up going with 3 stars because I liked the rest of the series so much. I didn't really feel this was a fantasy novel, this was more like a coming of age novel about Mistaya. It was filled with a bunch of teenage angst and nothing really fantastical. My hopes started to lift when I realized a good deal of the story was going to be set in a magical library but they were quickly dashed. I followed through with this book because I wanted to ...more
Sparrow Knight
Listened to this. Great reading. Fun for what it is.
Kelsey Hanson
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Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This takes place five years after the events in Witches' Brew. Princess Mistaya is now fifteen years old, headstrong and opinionated. When she is expelled from her boarding school in her father's homeworld of Earth, she makes her way back to Landover, only to find herself confronted with an unpleasant choice: be courted by the repulsive Lord Laphroig, or reorganize the royal library at the castle of Libris. Not liking either alternative, Mistaya runs away. First she goes to her grandfather, the ...more
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In this 6th book of the series, Mistaya, the Princess of Landover, is a 15 year old going through her rebellious phase. The world revolves around Mistaya, as she finds many allies; some very powerful, and others quite irksome. She becomes entwined in a predicament and must overcome her challenges without the use of her magic or the help of her parents.

Princess of Landover is PG young adult fantasy, the protagonist doesn't have any lasting repercussions for her actions, and the bulk of the story
Geoff Battle
Princess is a well known tale, using a well known formula. Picture a rebellious teen, who has a journey in which she develops an awareness of self and a respect for those around her. It's been seen a hundred times in trashy teen movies and the formula has now had a fantasy make over, in the familiar Landover world. Princess is mostly a story by the numbers, never really getting out of first gear. The characters are stereotypical and the plot is straight as an arrow, the only real diversion is th ...more
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent addition to the Landover series
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I didn't care for Mistaya in the last book, I really found myself liking her in this book. Well done.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Write another book!
Kris Cornell
A bit boring and without much drama just when you thought there was going to be.
Eric  Overkamp
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
review to come
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the fantasy. The adventures of the Princess reminded me of some of Harry Potter's adventures in that she had to figure out how to survive some challenging events.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you read it as starter fantasy for kids, it's really good. But if your palate is more developed, it seems a really paint by numbers fantasy novel.
Brooke Banks
Well, this series has it's ups and downs.

The down time was definitely books two and three.

The series ends on a high note though.

It's worth noting that this series was started in the late 80's. The 4th and 5th book was writing in the mid 90's. This book was written in 2009. There is marked improvement over the course of time.

I'm quite happy with this book and the way it went. Mistaya was the whiny stubborn teenage girl but it wasn't a drag. Too often with a main character as such, I end up wanti
Gareth Otton
It's books like this that give fantasy a bad name.

The spoiled princess trope in which a spoiled brat of a princess doesn't realise what it is she wants out of life until she stumbles across some cause to change her opinions on the world is one of the most overused story-lines in fantasy writing. That an author of the quality of Terry Brooks would use such a threadbare trope in order to reawaken this tired series after a sixteen year break is incredibly sad.

The Magic Kingdom of Landover series
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks. As it stands a good conclusion to the story of the Kingdom of Landover.
Cindy AL
Jul 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
First thanks to GoodReads and DelRey for the contest that allowed me to get this ARC copy. I enjoyed the book, and my family thought getting it early was very cool, thanks again.

It has been 10+ years since Terry Brooks last took his fans to the Magic Kingdom of Landover. Those of you who haven't read these books don't have to go back to the beginning to enjoy Princess. Brooks gives a synopsis of the Landover story in the first few chapters, and most of the back story needed to understand the cha
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fino a qualche tempo fa non avevo idea dell’esistenza di questo libro. Mi spiego meglio, credevo semplicemente che il Ciclo di Landover si fosse concluso con la pubblicazione, nel 1995, di “La sfida di Landover”
E chi si sarebbe mai immaginato che dopo 14 anni Terry Brooks avrebbe scritto un altro libro della saga? Di la verità, Terry, sentivi la nostalgia di Landover, vero? Beh, come del resto ogni tuo lettore… potrei azzardare ad ipotizzare che nemmeno “La principessa di Landover” sarà l’ult
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“Cats can do whatever they want, whenever they want, without regard to what anyone says or does. Rather like Princesses.” 47 likes
“Faith, Princess," the Prism Cat repeated. "It is a highly underrated weapon against the dark things in this world.” 20 likes
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