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Prince of Malorn (Annals of Alasia) by [Lima, Annie Douglass]
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"This book was a wonderful survival story, full of very realistic details about life in the wild. I also especially liked the way the author dealt with the cultural differences between various groups. The way each character thought and behaved was completely believable in the context of his or her cultural background."
-William Woodall, author of The Tyke McGrath Series

About the Author

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published ten books (one YA action and adventure novel, four fantasies, a puppet script, and four anthologies of her students’ poetry). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.

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  • File Size: 1845 KB
  • Print Length: 473 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Annie Douglass Lima (May 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 8, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K7U9OQY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,546 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By the time I'd read the first couple of chapters, I knew this book would be in my Top 10 for 2014 reads. By the time I was 1/3 of the way through, it had jumped to #1. I've finished it now, and I'll just say it's gonna be hard to beat. I. LOVED. this book!

I'd call this literary fiction in the fantasy genre in a camp with Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain" series--particularly, "Taran Wanderer" (which was my favorite of the series). It's deep, complex, and yet very easy to read.

Prince Korram needs help from the Mountain Folk in his kingdom if he's ever going to get rid of Regent Rampus. But the Mountain Folk don't like "Lowlanders"--and they don't even know what a prince is! He learns their ways and endures their arduous "Rite of Acceptance" in an adventure that is really three novels in one: man vs. society, man vs. nature, and man vs. man. Literature teachers could have a heyday with this one.

This young king-to-be is everything you could want in a monarch. Oh, he's not perfect, but he's trying his best to rise to his call. Thrown into a society totally foreign to his own, he resolves conflicts and bridges cultural gaps in a way that shows diplomacy at its finest. I stayed up too late on many nights because I wanted to be sure things worked out for him. He is one of the best developed characters I've ever read and very much the kind of hero I'd like to see extolled in society over the womanizing shoot-em-up action stars of the day. I love Korram. He is powerfully authentic--both in his strengths and in his weaknesses--and I cheered for him all the way. By the end of the book, if you aren't ready to sing at his coronation, you haven't been paying attention.
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I came to this book in an unusual way. One of my children's literature friends sort of "set me up" with this author. She recommended I read this book because the author and I write in a very similar literary style. I totally trust the judgment of my friend (hey, she likes MY work :)) so I accepted a copy and agreed to give it an honest review. And guess what? I was completely engrossed by the end of the prologue.

Korram, the crown prince of Malorn, is only months away from his 18th birthday. But he fears the regent who came to power when his father died will not want to stand down when he comes of age. In fact, he fears for his life. To protect himself, Korram travels to the Impassable Mountains to raise an army from the people group who lives there.

This book has everything I love: lovely, concise prose, unique word pictures, and highly developed characters as well as epic adventure and absolutely superb world-building. My favorite element is the meeting of these two very distinctive cultures. The Mountain Folk are nomadic, family-oriented, and dependent on the land and their goats for survival. The Lowlanders are a more traditional medieval kingdom. Their meeting brings about some well-thought-out and often funny results. But it also shows humanity at its finest, when relationships can be formed despite differences.

I did not learn this is the third book in the series until I was halfway done. The other two are interrelated, but they can be read independently with no problem. I loved the lands of Malorn and Alasia so much that I purchased books one and two and signed up for email notification for when book four comes out. Prince of Malorn earns my highest recommendation and a Bookworm Blather (my blog) Squeaky Award.
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This book was a wonderful survival story, full of very realistic details about life in the wild. I also especially liked the way the author dealt with the cultural differences between various groups. The way each character thought and behaved was completely believable in the context of his or her cultural background. The book also contained a fair amount of political intrigue, although not so complex that it was hard to follow. Although the book is fantasy and takes place in an alternate world, there are actually very few fantasy elements present. For the most part it's a very realistic story.

My only mild criticism is that the book was perhaps a bit on the long side for YA adventure stories, but since it's meant to be part of a series that doesn't matter so much. If you like YA survival/adventure stories, give it a try.
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By far my favourite book in the Series. Prince of Malorn tells the tale of a young boy on a journey to save not one but two kingdoms as well as to become a man. Prince Korram must fight to save his kingdom from the regent who tries to hang on to it by any means necessary. Full of twists, turns and excitement, the book is one I consider "unputdownable". Even after I was done reading, I longed to find out what happened to the characters afterward. They were brilliantly set-up and I could feel myself longing for their safety. This book is excellently written and I highly recommend it!
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I read the three books of this series in order, so just finished this one as #3, and I can honestly say I have a new favorite fantasy series. I love these characters and this world so much, even more than the fantasy which has been my favorite since high school (Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey). When I first saw that Prince of Malorn was so much longer than the first two books, I wondered why, but there is no extra padding in this story; it's like having 4 books in one, and I was so completely immersed in the world and the story I burned through the pages as fast as I could to find out what happened. There is tragedy and triumph as well as humor in unexpected places, and Ms. Lima has left herself an opening to continue the series (which I fervently hope she will do). The journey of this very human prince (and his friends) is just magnificent.
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