The Serpent’s Secret
An interesting and funny story about a girl who is the daughter of a moon maiden and the serpent king but doesn’t know it yet. Kiranmala is attacked by a rakkhosh on her twelfth birthday and rescued by two princes, Neelkamal and Lalkamal. Kiranmala must save her parents from being eaten by a dark well but along the way learns that she is the offspring of the moon and a snake. The plot is exciting and the characters are easy to relate to as well as lively and realistic. The language is descriptive and flowed well. There is interesting dialogue that lets you get to know the characters. The moral of the story was that family is more important than anything. The illustrations were good and fit the story perfectly. The references were accurate. I think that kids ages eight through fifteen should read this book. It would make a fantastic series, and I hope there are more books. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone, for it was enjoyable and very funny. I was laughing for most of the book, at the jokes and the clumsiness of some of the characters.