Book six of the Disney Villains collection focuses on “A Tale of the Old Witch” who happens to be Mother Gothel.
This story gives a huge insight into why Gothel needs Rapunzel, how she came to kidnap her, what her real intentions were.
Yet again The Odd Sisters play a huge role without taking over which has happened in past books. As usual there is a link to the other books in the series but this time without our Villain getting lost amongst it all.
I really enjoyed this story, it’s the biggest book so far at 390 pages, it has turned into a darker read with murder featuring through the pages, witchcraft and even an army of the dead.
Gothel wasn’t always evil and a look into her childhood explores her backstory nicely before revealing how it all went wrong for her.
There is a lot of witchcraft which I really enjoyed and it’s made me look forward to book seven which is all about The Odd Sisters.
My only criticism is that it felt rushed when it came to Rapunzel entering the chapters so a lot of it was a case of fill in the blanks from the film so I wish it was a longer book to accommodate for this.
I would definitely recommend giving this a read and as it doesn’t link the other stories too heavily I’d say you could get away with reading it as a standalone.