We are such stuff as dreams are made on.
Act Two, Scene One
Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice
Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written.
She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn't know that she,
too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of
Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the
Enter BERTIE AND COMPANY
But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any
stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them,
but outside the protective walls of the Thèâtre, nothing goes as
planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between-
Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate,
now in mortal peril.
Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air
spirit whose true motives remain unclear.
When Nate is kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess,
only Bertie can free him. She and her fairy sidekicks embark on a
journey aboard the Thèâtre's caravan, using Bertie's word magic to
guide them. Along the way, they collect a sneak-thief, who has in
his possession something most valuable, and meet The Mysterious
Stranger, Bertie's father-and the creator of the scrimshaw
medallion. Bertie's dreams are haunted by Nate, whose love for
Bertie is keeping him alive, but in the daytime, it's Ariel who is
tantalizingly close, and the one she is falling for. Who does
Bertie love the most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save
her once she enters the Sea Goddess's lair?
Once again, LISA MANTCHEV has spun a tale like no
other-full of romance, magic, adventure, and fairies, too-that
readers won't want to put down, even after the curtain has closed.