Nancy Springer’s strong THE ODDLING PRINCE delivers with 5 stars

A PAGE WITH A VIEW offers the first review of Nancy Springer’s forthcoming THE ODDLING PRINCE.


I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. It felt a bit like Juliet Marillier’s stories with the peaceful pacing, fae elements, vibrant medieval Celtic setting, and very little violence.


All of the characters were totally precious, actually. Marissa was such a wonderfully feminist character for that setting and I loved how competent she was. The book never got super into any of the individual characters or settled on any part of the plot for too long, but everything worked together to create a really lovely story overall. “Pretty” seems like the best way to describe the whole thing… like the writing was just very peaceful with a strong atmosphere.


Photo: Bob O’Lary

John DeNardo on KIRKUS mentions the novel among Looking Ahead: A Preview of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books 2018 Has to Offer.

Or, travel to the ancient moors of Scotland, where the fate of the kingdom lies with the destinies of two young men raised worlds apart in THE ODDLING PRINCE by Nancy Springer.

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