- File Size: 1931 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Thirteen Pages Press (March 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: March 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VCD0RFW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Crossed Roses: A Dusk Gate Chronicles Novel Kindle Edition
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The world here is very much like a fairy tale. The heroes and heroines struggle but they are good at heart and worthy of respect. As you read more of these books you see that the main villain is evil but there are a couple of characters who straddle the moral fence. Basically, exactly what you want in a clean fantasy (think Narnia, not Westeros).
The story as told from Will's view here reveals his struggle to accept a stranger's foray into his world. While he has spent years in hers, it takes time for him to adjust to the intrusion. Again, our hero is basically good but he's not perfect. He resents her but she keeps surprising him. His preconceptions are all wrong and he's forced to see his own life differently.
Honestly you will better understand this if you read Seeds of Discovery too. It's usually free from Amazon.
Seriously, I do wish it was longer, but this was such a great read as is. I have been waiting for this POV version of the first book in the series. If you haven't done so, go now and purchase Seeds of Discovery and read it first. Then come right back and buy Crossed Roses. You will not be disappointed!
I am a series person; I like to read stories that span several books, where I can get to know the characters, love them, cry for them or with them and cheer for them when things go their way. The characters and the world Breeana Puttroff have created take me back to when I first discovered Harry Potter and fell in love with Hogwarts. I am in love with Eirentheos and the people who live there.
Quinn Robbins is just a normal teenage girl who on a cold winter's night nearly runs over William Rose, a "local" high school classmate. Though she doesn't hit him, he seems to disappear. He's back at school on Monday, but now she's curious and he's concerned that she will discover a very big secret. William should have listened to his uncle; maybe then she wouldn't have followed him, wouldn't have seen him cross the bridge...maybe she wouldn't have followed him into another world.
I really enjoyed reading this story from William's POV, especially knowing the events that were referenced but not gone over in detail. I was afraid that the book would be chapter and verse the same story, just with Will's thoughts mixed in. But it wasn't and as a result I wanted more! Great job! Again, read Seeds of Discovery and the read Crossed Roses. Then do what I'm doing - read (or in my case reread) the rest of the stories!
Now, when is the next book coming? ;)
I love it when authors do scenes from other POVs and this was no exception. William is from this different world and he has so much on his plate, being a prince and a doctor. We get to see William's insecurities and how much he has grown to like Quinn.
Crossed reveals parts of secrets, justify parts of my theory and other things become an even big mystery. I'm really excited for the story to continue.
I loved Crossed Roses, it was done really well and I wish that the other books had alternate POVs. So if you really like the story I would suggest you get this one.
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