You will find it if you try,
High above the mountains in the sky.
The Jewel Kingdom series by Jahnna N. Malcolm is about a group of four princess sisters who are each given a quarter of the Jewel Kingdom to rule. Armed with Chehkov's Guns, every known variety of mentor in animal form, and glittery gemstones, the girls, ranging from age 8 to 10, become the Jewel Princesses. But all is not well, as Lord Bleak and his daughter Rudgrin are the main villains of the series. A film was also made, and there are 13 books in all.
Books in the series include:
- The Ruby Princess Runs Away
- The Sapphire Princess Meets a Monster
- The Emerald Princess Play a Trick
- The Diamond Princess Saves the Day
- The Ruby Princess Sees a Ghost
- The Sapphire Princess Hunts for Treasure
- The Emerald Princess Finds a Fairy
- The Diamond Princess and the Magic Ball
- The Ruby Princess and the Baby Dragon
- The Sapphire Princess Helps a Mermaid
- The Emerald Princess Follows a Unicorn
- The Diamond Princess Steps Through Her Mirror
- The Jewel Princesses and the Missing Crown
This series contains examples of the following tropes:
- 100% Adoration Rating: All four sisters are positively adored by their people.
- Action Girl: All the princesses, but Roxanne takes the cake.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The girls.
- Blond, Brunette, Redhead: Sabrina is the blond, Roxanne and Demetra are the brunettes, and Emily is the redhead.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The colors refer to the personality types of each girl, using the Four-Element Ensemble in reference to the Four Seasons: Demetra, Winter/Air; Roxanne, Fire/Autumn; Sabrina, Water/Spring; Emily, Earth/Summer. This also appears in their kingdoms, which are eternally in their 'season'.
- Cunning Like a Fox Demetra's royal adviser, Finley is a snow fox.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Rudgrin, Lord Bleak's daughter.
- Dark Magical Girl: Rudgrin again.
- The Ditz: Emily comes off as this.
- Fiery Redhead: Emily.
- Genki Girl: Emily.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde Sabrina is the sweetest and most innocent of the sisters.
- Improbable Age: These girls are 10-years-old and running the entire kingdom together.
- Inept Mage: Wink, in The Diamond Princess and the Magic Ball
- Like Father, Like Son: Rudgrin is just as nasty and mean as her father.
- Magic Mirror: Demetra owns a magic hand mirror.
- Meaningful Name: Roxanne rules the Ruby Mountains. King Regal and Queen Jemma are obvious. Lord Bleak rules a barren, dying country.
- Non-Human Sidekick: All four girls have a non-human royal adviser. Roxanne's is the dragon Hapgood, Sabrina's is the butterfly Zazz, Emily's is the unicorn Arden, and Demetra's is the snow fox Finley.
- Our Dragons Are Different: They are Western dragons in appearance and breathe fire, but like Eastern dragons, they can talk and are considered wise.
- Parental Abandonment: We see the girls' parents in the first book, and that's it.
- Puppy Love: Demetra and Wink
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The girls are generally the wisest, most powerful authority figures in the land.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Roxanne's baby dragon, Sassafras, is so adorable, he induces Cuteness Overload in everyone around him.
- Shrinking Violet: Played straight with Sabrina, averted in Roxanne.
- Tomboy Princess: Roxanne and Emily.
- Winter Royal Lady: Demetra.