- File Size: 184 KB
- Print Length: 25 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Deep Desires Press (September 26, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 26, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0755Q2PFM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,514,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Princess And The Swineherd Kindle Edition
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The world building was really well done. I actually wondered if I’d accidentally stumbled into the middle of a series when I first began reading because of how well-developed and beautifully-described the setting was. While my first guess didn’t turn out to be correct, I was impressed by how much attention Mr. Bracken paid to all of the little details that make such a big difference in how a reader imagines what a faraway place would really be like to visit.
There was a lot of telling the audience what was happening instead of showing it to us in this story. Some of the most exciting and interesting scenes were only given a few sentences worth of attention before the narrator moved on to the next part of the plot. It would have been nice to see how those scenes played out for myself instead of them being quickly explained and then brushed aside like that.
Maegth and Hunig had fantastic chemistry. At first I was a little surprised by how quickly their relationship moved when they first met, but they were so well-suited for each other that it made sense for them to jump in and start exploring their attraction to each other right away. Their personalities were so compatible that I completely understood why they were into each other as well as why neither of them had any interest in taking things slow.
The Princess and the Swineherd should be read by anyone who is in the mood for a sultry fairytale.
originally posted at long and short reviews
I didn’t pay too much attention to the blurb at the time, but read it closely before penning my review. In all honesty, the blurb is extremely telling and sums up this story way better than I possibly could without spoilers.
What the blurb doesn’t reveal is the style of narration. I don’t even know how to describe it, the closest I can describe it to is listening to a fairytale. To quote the opening line – “Once upon a time, during the reign of King Ead-ric, a young swineherd named Hunig took her family’s pigs to market…”
I liked the mystical angle of this story – wizards and potions. The plot was far from predictable, to me, only because I didn’t read the blurb.
If you like being told a tale without the story being heavy on angst this could be just the ticket. However, if you enjoy being pulled in by character development and emotions (The feels) then perhaps you should pick this one up when you’re looking for a quick escape.
Copy received via Love Bytes Book Reviews