I had so much fun sitting down with Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician after the launch event for her new novel The Fifth Doll! I loved this book! The Fifth Doll reads like a classic fairytale, is wildly imaginative, and just so much fun. This story is unique and creative. I’ve never read anything like it before, and I absolutely devoured it.
Check out what Charlie has to say about it in our interview below and find out what amazing update needs to be made to her author bio!
About the Book
Title: The Fifth Doll
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Pub. Date: July 25, 2017
The bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series transports readers to a darkly whimsical world where strange magic threatens a quiet village that only a courageous woman can save.
Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life.
Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls—one for every villager. Fascinated, she can’t resist the urge to open the doll with her father’s face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava’s dolls are much more than they seem.
When he learns what she’s done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls—whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava’s creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.
Have you ordered your copy of The Fifth Doll yet? Will you be reading The Plastic Magician when it comes out in May? What are some of the most original fantasy novels that you’ve read?