"Whatever the fairy touched, no matter how mundane, turned into something beautiful and mysterious."These words from the story of The Time Chamber aptly describe what author Daria Song has accomplished in the pages of her new book. She has taken the ordinary world of a little girl and infused it with beauty, mystery, and--I would add--pure magic.
Although The Time Chamber is a sequel to The Time Garden, readers can enjoy either book on its own merits. The books mirror one another. The first is about a girl exploring the world of the red-haired fairy living in a cuckoo clock and this sequel is about the fairy leaving her clock world to explore the mysteries of the girl's world. There are very few words to the story but the amazing illustrations need little narration. Each page is a world to get lost in and to enjoy coloring.
Forming a fabulous addition to the adult coloring book genre, the book will also capture the interest of children. Each page is a world of magic and pattern and intricate detail. If you are searching for a gift for an art-loving teen or adult (of any age), this will be a hit for any occasion: birthday, Christmas, college care package or pick-me-up for an ailing or bedridden friend. But make sure to buy one to keep for yourself! I love the collaborative nature of the book--being able to ink the illustrations and have a hand in the unfolding story. Each new reader is much like the fairy, finding new treasures and turning them into something "beautiful and mysterious" as each illustration is completed.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Time Chamber from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.