Genre: Young Adult/Humor/Myths and Legends
*This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Henina is out in town when the Fates announce that the King will complete an act of kindness. Hurriedly, the King tosses out six silver coins to the villagers. Due to money being scarce, the whole crowd goes wild, causing a ridiculous ruckus.
When Henina catches one, she must be quick before someone tries to snatch it from her. Question is, what will she do with her silver coin? Will she give it to the poor children who don’t have much to eat? Will she spend it on herself? Will she give it to her family to pay at least one month’s worth of rent? Or does she have a different plan altogether?
This short read is a prequel to Twenty-Four Potential Children of Prophecy. I got to know some of Henina before this one, but this read stands as a standalone regardless.
Though there are not many pages to this read, it was very quite enjoyable. It follows Henina in a tough decision of what she will do with her silver coin. What I found interesting was where Ms. Sorensen took this character. To be honest, the author had me guessing on what Henina would do with the coin. And in the end, I am proud of what this young girl did with it (no spoilers, though!). It warmed my heart and makes Henina an even more likable character.
Overall, this extremely well-written short story was one that I enjoyed and absolutely can’t wait for the next adventure I will take with Ms. Sorensen!