The Everafter War

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The Everafter War
Author Michael Bucley
Illustrator Peter Ferguson
Cover artist Peter Ferguson
Country United States
Language English
Series The Sisters Grimm
Genre Fantasy Mystery novel
Publisher Amulet Books
Publication date
May 2009
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 360 pp
ISBN 0-8109-8355-9
OCLC 261175846
Preceded by Tales from The Hood
Followed by The Inside Story

The Everafter War is Book 7 of The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley. It was published in 2009.

Plot summary[edit]

Goldilocks kisses Henry Grimm, Sabrina and Daphne's father, awakening him from his sleeping spell, but seems to not have worked. Meanwhile, Daphne and Sabrina have been taken by Ms. Smirt, a cruel woman who works in foster care. Luckily, Daphne had made a plan before hand. Puck flies in scaring Ms. Smirt and the entire train. Henry and Veronica (who had waken up by this point), along with the gang, save the girls from Smirt. Henry has a hard time realizing that his daughters have grown up. He is very uncomfortable with their familiarity with magic, remembering how it got his father killed. He decides to disconnect Sabrina and Daphne from Ferryport Landing, forcing them to pack and get ready to return to New York City.

Before they can leave, though, the Scarlet Hand surrounds the house and shoots Uncle Jake in the shoulder. Knowing he needs medical care, Granny sends everyone into the Hall of Wonders, to the Room of Reflections, which contains a number of magic mirrors. They enter what turns out to be a rebel fort, headed by Charming, to fight the Scarlet Hand. Henry still refuses to stay, so he forces Daphne, Sabrina and Veronica to pack up and leave the fort. Sadly, they are cornered by a group of trolls working for the Hand. The trolls attack but Henry and Veronica fight amazingly while the girls watch in awe. After defeating 12 out of the 14, the family is forced to return to Camp Charming. Uncle Jake asks the girls' help in rescuing his love, Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), whom he'd bought an engagement ring for. After Uncle Jake is knocked out and Daphne accidentally turns Sabrina into a goose, Briar is rescued, but dragons are sent after the group and Briar dies in the fighting. Sabrina accidentally reveals to Puck that they get married in the future, they get in a big fight.

Realizing it is time to take a side, the Grimm family, with the exception of Henry, agrees to let Charming's army use various magical weapons in the Hall of Wonders. Nevertheless, the army suffers a grim defeat due to a spy in the camp. Charming sets a trap and discovers Pinocchio is the spy; he was promised he could grow up and become a man.

The girls eavesdrop and discover their mother was pregnant when she was put under the sleeping spell. However, the baby was born and was stolen by the Scarlet Hand.

The camp is attacked by the Scarlet Hand and dragons, and everyone retreats into the Hall of Wonders, then leaves to fight again. Left in the house, the Grimms discover that Pinocchio's marionettes are running loose. Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck follow them into the Hall of Wonders where they discover the marionettes have opened a number of rooms in the Hall of Wonders. They lead to the Master, who is their friend, Mirror. Mirror explains that he wants to be a real person, not just a mirror creature. Taking the girls' baby brother, he goes into a secret room that can only be opened by a Grimm and forces Sabrina to open the door. Mirror goes into the Book of Everafter, to rewrite a story and take the baby's body for himself. The girls follow him, only to end up in the Land of Oz, and realize that they have been separated from Puck, Pinocchio, and their brother.

Major characters[edit]

  • Sabrina Grimm
  • Daphne Grimm
  • Granny Relda Grimm
  • Henry Grimm
  • Veronica Grimm
  • Uncle Jake
  • Mr. Canis
  • The Queen of Hearts
  • The Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Puck (Trickster King)
  • Mayor Charming
  • Pinocchio
  • Snow White
  • Mirror
  • Briar Rose
  • Arnold