A dark power is rising, and a kingdom is in dire need of a leader when the King of the Faeries falls in battle. Or so, that’s what they’re led to believe, but his only heir and daughter, Aurora, suspects murder.
But when she and her loyal friend Percy, the Captain of the Elite Guard, discover an ancient prophecy foretold by the enigmatic Faerie Sorcerers, Aurora finds herself an unwilling pawn in a dark plot that will threaten everything she holds dear.
Her courage and magic will be her greatest weapons if she hopes to succeed where all others have failed. But will she? Aurora must ask herself this very question: just how far is she willing to go to save her kingdom, and at what costs?
~Source, Goodreads Book Page
I love a good Fantasy, I mean who doesn’t? This one has it all, Faeries, Goblins, Humans, etc. The book starts out with Aurora, the Faerie crown princess mourning the death of her father and trying to find her footing as ruler of her kingdom. While everyone believes the king’s death was a terrible tragedy as a result of battle, Aurora suspects murder. Together, she and her childhood friend turned Captain of the Elite Guard, Percy, set out to solve the mystery. Aurora soon learns how shady and dangerous court intrigue and politics can be.
The story is solid and I enjoyed reading it. It’s safe for the younger crowd, although there is some violence. It’s published by Clean Reads which means nothing explicit and no graphic violence. The pacing is fairly steady and easy to follow and the characters are three dimensional. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Fantasy, especially a more traditional type of Fantasy. Tolkien fans, Jordan fans, take heed, you might need a copy for the holidays! I’m giving this one a 4 out of 5 Stars!
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