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The Beauty Thief (Chronicles of the Twelve Realms Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00TT6910Q
- Publisher : RR Publishing; 2nd edition (March 5, 2015)
- Publication date : March 5, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 4762 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 351 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#1,769,102 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,717 in Christian Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #2,495 in Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #2,583 in Christian Fantasy (Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Princess Caityn is beautiful--inside and out. Unfortunately for her, there is a being, a beauty thief, that has his sites set on her. Her depth of beauty will sustain his life for many more years to come.
The thief succeeds in capturing her beauty in an amulet, leaving her ugly and heartless. But her betrothed, high prince of the realm, made her a promise he won't break. He intends to keep his promises to her and will stop at nothing to ensure her safety and see her beauty restored.
The Beauty Thief is reminiscent of a fairy tale with a beautiful princess, a curse, and a loyal prince who loves her and is willing to sacrifice for her. And, like many fairy tales, the good people are nice and the bad people are mean...it's pretty black and white. While not true to life, the story makes a point.
If you enjoy fairy tales and want a story that captures the true essence of beauty, be sure to read The Beauty Thief.
It was great to go along the journey with the characters as they deal with the horrible crime that happened to the princess having her beauty stolen. The heroes go on a quest to get her beauty back. I thought it was really cool the way the author made the magic work. Her outward physical beauty wasn't the only thing stolen. It affected her inner beauty too. So instead of the traditional character arc where the character starts out with some flaws we start out with an almost perfect princess. She's beautiful on the inside and out. But then her beauty is stolen from her and she not only looks different but becomes a different person entirely. Her loved ones almost don't recognize her not only from the physical change but from the way she speaks and acts. So that part was interesting and great.
I really liked the last part of the book too. It was a fun rescue adventure that took some interesting turns. I really felt for the character who gets put in a really bad position. I'm not going into detail because I don't want to spoil anything.
So if you or your child is looking for an awesome fairy tale with magic, a dark villain with a cool evil lair and magical powers and an awesome rescue quest give this book a try.
This YA fantasy book is the first in a trilogy of good, clean, well-told tales of magic and adventure, love and life. I would recommend this to any friends who love to read fantasy, whether they are adults or older teens.
Top reviews from other countries
I would say the strongest character was the Beauty Thief himself. He might be diminutive in size but don't let that fool you. He has an ugly soul! My only slight reservation with regards to characterisation is I wanted more! And perhaps less characters - there were so many! I wanted more feels, particularly with regards to the main characters Caityn and Theiandar. I felt that the beginning of the novel the main characters came across as being a bit stereotypical - a bit too good to be true, too nice, too loving. This even extended to the sibling relationships between Caityn and her brother and Theiandar and his sister. Perhaps this was the writer's intention to create a fairy tale beginning with these perfect people and then introduce the shock factor in the form of the evil Beauty Thief. It worked to a degree but I personally would have engaged more with the characters if they had been a little different.
The novel became more engaging and exciting as the narrative progressed. There is a short Epilogue with a quieter pace after the excitement and thrills.
Overall an enjoyable book. I look forward to reading more in the series.