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Kingdom by the Sea (A Royal Romance) Paperback – January 30, 2016
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About the Author
Anna has written seven High Fantasy books in her Elf Series. Two in her Royal Romance Series. One middle grade boy’s Fairy book in electronic format only. She speaks Spanish as a first language and English. She loves fantasy, the medieval era, ruins and romantic music. Anna and her husband are the parents of three princes and a princess.
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I enjoyed the story as a chronology of events of how Princess Serena of Miramar goes about solving the problems in her kingdom and her love life. There were many opportunities for growth through conflict, however, whatever she chose to do always seemed to be the right answer, and things generally worked out for the best.
She did have some tough decisions to make and somehow she had the strength of character to do that.
This is a pleasant read for anyone looking for a clean medieval romance in a beautiful fictional world.
Royalty is a very dangerous game, even more so with leaders like those of Delmar. With political bias and unrepentant desire for more, it is unfortunate that some leaders do not care about their people as they should. Anna del C Dye presents a wonderful story filled with romance, corruption and betrayal. It is both a captivating and adventurous tale spun around the betrayal of a lover, a father and a kingdom’s rule.
When Princess Serena learns about her father’s disloyalty to his kingdom, she is stunned. Her father would never be a pawn to such atrocity, allowing others to dictate how their greed can serve their selfishness. During her earlier years, Serena fell in love with a man—leaving her in a state of cloudiness and ill-informed. This changed her, making her blind toward her surroundings and the corruption before her very eyes. Upon discovering a passageway behind the kingdom’s walls, certain things have become clear—crystal clear. Everything has changed and everyone has changed; Serena’s view has become altered to a degree and her senses of morality have been awakened. After stumbling across that one fateful conversation between her father and his Chancellor, Princess Serena learns of a constant recruitment of slaves upon her unbeknownst request—amongst other horrid things that she can would be held accountable for in the eyes of her people. Without proper knowledge of her reputation until now, she is appalled by her findings. Taking this information seriously, she is placed into a downward spiral of emotional and political turmoil. Can she turn the kingdom around for the safety of her people or will the betrayal become so ingrained into her mind that revenge becomes the answer?
Upon learning of Serena’s true nature, her morale and dedication are striking. The consistency with which the author portrays her characters is vastly intriguing. Certain characters have more appeal than others; however, the most difficult ideology to toss around is who to side with. With unpredictable actions and plot twists, it becomes evident that there are two sides to every story. This author does a fantastic job with character development and originality. As this story unfolds, the pace quickens and allows the reader to understand the different aspects of each character’s role within the kingdom. If you are a reader of romance and young adult, this may be something worth looking into. A free copy was exchanged for an honest review of this fictional piece.
I feel this is geared towards a more younger crowd of young adult fiction. The story is very inspiring and makes you question your surroundings. Princess Serena is very sheltered and doesn't really ask any questions, but once she opens those flood gates she learns a lot more then she bargained for. I love when Princess Serena wakes up and starts questioning what is going on. It is like an instant light bulb went on and she is inspired to set everything right.
Things that I really enjoyed in the book was the growth that Princess Serena went through. She had to make some very challenging decisions in the book she does seek counsel to make those, but she ends up making her own decisions. She really did her research with the issue of slavery and was able to learn what the people want. Princess Serena grew to be a queen from the beginning of the book to the end.
I didn't love Axel as a character. He didn't really grow in my eyes till really late in the book. He was a solid character with transporting the slaves and not doing them harm, but he didn't really do much beyond that. Princess Serena did mention that Axel did not speak to his father and if he did maybe he would have been able to see what was going on. It was like Axel didn't really want to get involved or be part of the solution to the problem.
The story is very logical and makes a lot of sense. The author did a great job with details that allowed the reader to get a picture of what was going on. There was a small section where Princess Serena is out gathering the slaves where I got slightly confused. It was a little hard to tell if action was going on or not, I definitely needed to reread that section closer. Overall it is a cute love story that really shows a person grow by leaps and bounds.
I would suggest this as a nighttime read. It is easy to follow along in the book and also very easy to pickup and putdown the book without getting lost.
I was received a copy of this book from Anna del C. Dye for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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