on May 1st 2010
When Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother's creepy old house, Yeats reunites a pair of pirate bookends and uncovers the amazing truth: Years ago, Yeats's father traveled into The Arabian Nights with a friend, and the friend, Shari, is still stuck in the tales. Assisted by the not-always-trustworthy pirates, Yeats must navigate the unfamiliar world of the story of Shaharazad--dodging guards and tigers and the dangerous things that lurk in the margins of the stories--in order to save Shari and bring peace to his family.
David Ward has created a fantasy rich with atmosphere and full of heart-stopping drama.
Between Two Worlds is definitely an engaging story with some similarities to Inkheart, only instead of having characters switching worlds, you can only enter the stories yourself and hopefully leave them as well. Yeats has quite a deal of problems with his parents always fighting and his dad always depressed. So, visiting his grandmother wouldn't seem too big of a deal until he learns of a magic wishing well, a missing girl and secrets hidden in the library.
Yeats soon find it is up to him to bring Shari, his father's childhood friend, back from The Arabian Nights story so as to keep his family together. What follows is a fantastic adventure involving pirates, sword fights, a near hanging, and a budding romance.
Final Verdict: Definitely a great tale that many will enjoy.