Marjory Dour is definitely the kind of fun, imaginitive work I look for in a chidren's story. Fast-paced, full of twists and turns, but easy for any child to follow - either reading alone or with an adult.
The characters are well thought out and are developed as much as is necessary for the course of the story, without the reader getting bogged down in a lot of extraneous by-play that detracts from the action. And Marjory Dour has plenty of action! The heroine herself is completely relatable as a real human being, and the world she finds herself in is an interesting blend of magic and mundane that really helps it all to feel natural.
My niece thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I have to confess I'm waiting just as impatiently as she is for the next installment.
The only thing I will say in detriment is that the editing wasn't as clean as I'd have expected. However, from the nature of the mistakes I noticed, it seems more like auto-correct gone mad rather than human error. Hopefully this will be an easy fix in a hopefully-not-too-much-later re-upload.
Overall, I expect the next chapter to be fully deserving of 5 stars, and I'm definitely looking forward to it!