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The Hidden Queen: A historical fiction and fantasy story (The Rodasia Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
Secrets and betrayal. Fear and courage. Can one woman keep her nation from destruction?
For fans of Francine Rivers, Lynn Austin, and Tamera Alexander.
Gwyneth Blacksman was content to live comfortably on her farm, but a long-held secret changed her life forever. Thrust into a role she didn't want or ask for, Gwen must face the facts. Will she step up and be who her people need her to be? Or will she wilt under the pressure of politics, schemes, and a looming war? The Emperor of Devin offers her a way to avoid the bloodshed that is sure to come, but his offer is disingenuous at best, a lie at worst.
With her countrymen's lives on the line, Gwen must make a hard choice. Give into the Emperor's demand, or stand against him and take Rodasia into a war they can't win? As the problems keep mounting, she turns to the only two people who have stayed by her side through it all. Charles, the conflicted soldier who stirs up all sorts of feelings she would rather ignore, and Jakob, the excommunicated priest who challenges her assumptions about God.
Step into the Rodasia Chronicles, where plots, betrayal, love, and faith are only the beginning for Gwen as she struggles to become the person she was meant to be.
Other books by Janelle Garrett:
Epic fantasy series The Steward Saga:
- Part 1 - Rift in the Deep
- Part 2 - Rise of the Warlock King
- Part 3 - The Last Steward
- Part 4 - coming late summer of 2019
- The Tale of Briton's Fury - prequel novella
- Justice: A Steward Saga Short Story Collection
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- ASIN : B07M94CHV4
- Publication date : January 15, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1856 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 412 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #736,225 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #584 in Christian Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #938 in Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #1,103 in Christian Fantasy (Books)
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The characters were, for the most part, well fleshed out, with unique personalities. Gwen herself, the protaganist, was a little bit too much of a Mary Sue. Her only real fault was losing her temper now and then, but this never had any serious consequences. Everyone seems to fall in love with her or want to use her as a political tool, but generally she is well loved because she is 'nice'. I think her character would benefit from facing some heavier decisions, and dealing with the consequences of those decisions.
The narrative structure was well done, with the present alternating with diary entries of the past. The parallels in theme and character development between the two time periods was masterfully executed, and perfectly paced.
Overall, a fun read.
An interesting historical book that has all kinds of emotional feelings portrayed. This young queen was brave and sometimes foolish but she showed so much courage to keep going. There was some romance but not overwhelming at all. Try this audiobook if you like listening to books. I really enjoyed.
I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook but was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.