Never After: The Missing Sword by Melissa de la Cruz is the next in the Never After series, a wonderful fairytale mashup that returns readers to the land of Never After. Filomena’s mother is suffering from a mysterious illness caused by the wicked sorceress Olga and the only thing that can save her from the curse is the legendary sword Excalibur. In order to help her, Fil and her friends must travel to Camelot. Once they get there, Fil’s crew is surprised to find not only the land of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, but the Land of Oz as well! The friends must contend with the Wicked Witches of the East and West as they follow the yellow brick road to complete their adventurous quest in Never After. A fun middle-grade fantasy adventure!