This book was a pleasant surprise. At the beginning is not the best, and reads a little like I had read it all before, somewhere else. Yet, there were soon some very interesting twists and turns that really spiced the book up.
This is a fantasy book which is interesting and has some amazing twists to it.
It is over 400 pages long, and I do think some of that could be edited. As I have stated before though this is a personal preference.
There is a lot of detail in this fantasy world. It is easy to visualise and feel a part of.
Claire is a cool character. She is fascinating and a little bit feisty. She is young at 16 years old, and it shows, but she also constantly demonstrates what a remarkable young lady she is turning into as she grows up.
Every good fantasy book needs a baddie, and this book doesn’t disappoint Most importantly though there are dragons – how can you not love a book with a dragon in it?
A murdered king. A young princess thrust onto the throne. An enemy queen, lusting for an empire. A war that will engulf an entire world in steel and fire.
When her father is murdered, sixteen-year-old princess Claire Erinn must become the first female ruler of Keldaren. As soon as Claire takes the throne, enemies arise on her borders–and from within her own court.
Claire knows she’s not ready to rule. But that’s a secret she has to hide—from her enemies, and from her own people. Claire must act like a strong queen if she hopes to survive long enough to become one.
As war looms, Claire struggles to save her kingdom, and herself. A rival queen and Claire’s half-mad brother are both coming for her crown—and her head.
With Death herself hunting her, Claire must become the warrior her kingdom needs. She’s willing to face Death to save Keldaren. But the price of victory may be even higher than Claire’s life.
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About the Author
Originally from Minnesota, Steven South now lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two guinea pigs. Steven has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management.