The Silver Bowl
"An engaging fantasy. A most worthy and enjoyable entry in the ‘feisty female’ fantasy genre,” said Kirkus Reviews.
Don't miss The Silver Bowl, which received three starred reviews, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and Book Links Lasting Connections, and was an ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice.
Unwanted at home, Molly becomes a humble scullery maid for the King of Westria. She arrives at the castle with no education, no manners, and a very disturbing secret: She sees visions that always come true.
In time, Molly begins polishing the castle's fine silver pieces, which include one priceless royal treasure: the king's great ceremonial hand basin. But whenever she touches it, the silver warms beneath her fingers and the bowl's designs swirl into a vision that only she can see. A dreaded curse has befallen each generation of the royal family—and now it threatens the handsome Prince Alaric.
Together with her friends Tobias and Winifred, Molly must protect the prince and destroy the curse. Could a less likely champion be found to save the Kingdom of Westria?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jjvors - LibraryThing
I started this book with low expectations, knowing it was a young adult book, and was pleasantly surprised. The author, Diane Stanley, plays with the classic "scullery maid meet a handsome prince ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - foggidawn - LibraryThing
Molly, a young scullery maid, gets promoted to assistant silver polisher. While polishing one of the kingdom's treasures, an elaborately wrought silver basin, she hears a voice which speaks to her and ... Read full review