Article Title

Crown of Three


Tessa McMillan


Excellent, Young Adult, J. D. Rinehart, Fantasy, Prophecy, Triplets, Brothers, Rulers

Document Type

Book Review


A prophecy tells of royal triplets who will overthrow their evil father, King Brutan. After their birth, the newborns—Agulphus, Elodie, and Tarlan—are smuggled away to three faraway kingdoms. Thirteen years later, Agulphus is a contortionist scheduled to perform in Brutan’s court. Far away, Elodie is kidnapped by rebels who want her to lead their army against Brutan. Meanwhile, Tarlan is flying with his tribe of giant eagles to find his siblings. Agulphus is arrested and put into a cell with King Brutan’s oldest child and Agulphus’s half-brother, Prince Nynus. Agulphus helps Nynus to escape and returns him to his mother, Queen Magritt. But the queen takes advantage of Agulphus and uses him to unknowingly kill Brutan. However, a magical mishap causes Brutan to become a zombie and spread a zombie plague among his subjects. Tarlan joins Elodie’s rebel forces and they try to attack Brutan’s undead soliders, but they retreat before the zombie plague spreads to them. Agulphus escapes Brutan’s zombies by going underground.