Garth Nix is best known for his fantasy books. Fantasy really isn’t my kind of genre. The problem is that Garth Nix is my kind of writer. I love the way he uses language to enmesh the reader in his story. So I have to read his books. Frogkisser! is a bit different though. It’s a reworking of the whole concept of fairytales. It’s powerful and funny and engrossing. As I said in The Scotsman:
With no time to consult the books in the library, prepare a plan or collect provisions, Princess Anya is forced to start off on a dangerous, perhaps deadly, quest with only Ardent, one of the royal dogs, for company and support. As their journey progresses, the nature of the quest develops and grows until finally Anya accepts that only she can prevent a takeover by a group of wicked sorcerers. Frogkisser! is an exciting and entertaining modern twist on traditional fairytales by that master of storytelling Garth Nix.