Bronte Mettlestone has just learned her parents have been killed by pirates. Since she hasn’t seen them since she was a baby, this news isn’t as devastating as one might expect, but it is rather… inconvenient, especially since they’ve left her a set of faery cross-stitched instructions to carry out.
“A Tangle of Gold” is the final installment in Jaclyn Moriarty’s “Colors of Madeleine” trilogy, and picks up right where “The Cracks in the Kingdom” left off: Elliot has crossed over from the Kingdom of Cello to Earth, and discovered his missing father there. But as delighted as Madeleine is to have Elliot here in person, he has to leave almost immediately or risk forgetting his true identity. Before she knows it, he’s been whisked away back to Cello – where the world is still in turmoil and he’s a fugitive – and she’s left feeling like her part in the story might be over.