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"Farris does a wonderful job creating a world and character roster that gives the reader someone to root for, someone to relate to, and someone to question at all times. An unexpected twist (or four) was a welcome change to a few classic undertones and plots, resulting in a fresh perspective that I look forward to reading the rest of the Chalam Faerytales." -- Ryder Lyne, author of Adam: the Divine Bloodline Trilogy
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About the Author
- Publication Date : November 23, 2018
- File Size : 3568 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 420 pages
- Publisher : Minor 5 Publishing; 1st Edition (November 23, 2018)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- ASIN : B07KV6D1L8
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #323,646 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There were tons of areas that weren’t explained well, and others where it was too much time spent belaboring a point. Dialogue was well done, but I have more problems with whether the characters really are how the author is ‘saying’ they are, as actions don’t follow through with who the character is supposed to be. The biggest example is the Prince, whom is supposed to be noble, good, charming and trying to be the perfect son. Why would he be a ladies’s man as the author portrays, but also be the other qualities? (Nobel and good?)
Later in the story, the author is trying to convey that the Prince was cursed (and perhaps continues to be cursed) hence the appearance of the black moths, but he’s acting out of context in almost seducing the Duchess, and basically comes off as dislike-able. Especially after saying he loves Elizabeth so much, that she’s everything, but assuming she’s dead without proof and when her father says the answers are in a foreign country he won’t go there? ...Because he forgot? Because he’s just a self centered person who thinks love is just a gushy feeling about someone?
I’m just not buying it and it comes across as too immature...You can’t compare that love to a love gives of yourself, to the point of pain. He wouldn’t take a trip, though the Dutchess is willing to let him leave? Because he forgets or just because he’a written to be a dislike-able character due to his actions. If he is really so cursed, it should have been from another’s POV so that you see/can compare his bad behavior with how he was in the past.
In the end, he and the Queen and the relationship between the two, which was quite a bit, just wasn’t good enough for me to want to keep reading in the series. Why does the Prince like his mother, when they all acquiesce to all she wants? What kingdom would do that anyway and why wouldn’t that behavior have been stopped if the King is so amazing that the princes want to be like him? Why does the Prince not dislike his mother for banning Elizabeth from the castle? There’s just too many character development loopholes that really need to be examined prior to writing more books.
I felt like the author has enough of a story for one book, but has chosen to stretch it into 2 or 3. Trying to add more dialogue and more time passing...it doesn’t come across as enough details of why it’s stretched out so long at the beginning 1/2 of the book.
In the end, we have a cliffhanger, but we know Elizabeth is the Princess that was lost, it’s been alluded to,( too strongly)and I just can’t take another 2 days of reading dialogue that isn’t realistic to get to the point of the final 2 books in the series.
The story had great potential and could have been very good, if a good editor and/or critique was done and the author was humble enough to take the critique and improve it. Just my opinion, but I hope it helps the author in the future to write better as they do have talent if it’s reigned in and polished.
Top reviews from other countries
A definite must read for those who like YA royalty, magic, love...the list goes on.