The Duke held his hand to his mouth as though he meant to blow a kiss, and blow he did, but instead of kisses, indigo and holly colored tea leaves spun up from his palm, dancing through the air toward September's cup. The Vicereine made an outraged noise and snapped her fingers Out of her hand whirled flaming rose - and tangerine-colored coffee beans, which ground themselves to powder in midair and outraced the tea to hover over the little cup, scorching the blue leaves as it shot by them.-- pg 73
September thought this a sad, rotten thing to say. She remembered the awful sawing that cut her own shadow from her, and she might have dwelt on that terrible pain and what it cost her, had not the Revelers struck up their singing and laughing and talking and dancing once more. They shouted and whooped even louder than before, dancing as if to erase the memory of the Alleyman and his great dark wheels.-- pg118
"A book is a door, you know. Always and forever. A book is a door to another place and another heart and another world...."
-- pg 144
Think Alice in Wonderland combined with Peter Pan and....okay, so you're not even close as this is definitely an original, creative, imagination filled series but you'll at least have some semblance of the fun that your in store for. This is a series great for kids of all ages and I do mean ALL ages because the word play and tongue twisters employed while fun will definitely give you a run for your money. Guess it's never too early to start the little ones training for the SAT's! ^_^ Release date scheduled for October 2, 2012....review to come!