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Prophecy's Queen: An Epic Fantasy (The Triadine Saga) Paperback – April 24, 2015
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I spent nearly 20 years deciding whether or not I wanted to be an author. My field is information technology, and I specialize in manufacturing systems. It's technical, challenging, and requires you to stay focused and current with changes in the industry. I started going to a fantasy world in my mind many years ago, and the adventures of Peter and Alexandra were my escape from the harsh technical world all around me. The twins were enthusiastic, energetic, eager to go out and explore their world, and willing to take on any challenge necessary. I have often said that I travel to the Upper Aren and come back and write about it, and I really do feel that way at times. My own eclectic interests fueled the twin's activities, as I have done a little of everything in my life. I suspect it's because of my adult attention deficit disorder, and a need to try everything at least once. Though I am an American, and was born in Washington State, I lived in Penang, Malaysia when I wrote this book. I currently live in North Carolina. I hope you enjoy the adventures of my characters and they become a part of your lives, as they have long been a part of mine.
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The writing style is impeccable, it is beautifully edited, and I must say ... although some of the critical reviews state it bounced around or was repetitious, I found none of that. I'm not exactly sure how the author could improve on it, as it did what was expected--- provided the background information for the future. I think it is unfair that one reviewer stated the subplot went nowhere-- isn't that what the trilogy will be for? The action packed epic full story?
If you love epic fantasy, be sure to take a chance with this. Personally, I would want to kill all the darn Goblins and elves--- I'm still traumatized by the Dark Crystal as a child. So burn baby burn--- but I'm sure others will not feel that way.
Rozlynn might be a princess, but she knows that she plays an important role in The Prophecy. Unfortunately, her sister, Queen Lilliene, disagrees with her. The queen doesn’t believe that the time of The Prophecy is upon them and thinks that Rozlynn is being rash and is sick and tired of Rozlynn always going on about The Prophecy. So, in the end, Rozlynn decides to no longer bother the queen with her observations and does what she must.
This prequel was written after the first two books of The Triadine Saga. However, the author claims this book can stand alone. Once you realize that it’s the prequel to a much greater story, you’re more than interested to look at the following book, The Watcher’s Keep. Well-written and rich in imagery, it’s an interesting story that keeps your attention from beginning to end as the intrigue is played out. This prophecy affects everyone, elves, dwarves, and humans alike. As such, this small novella has a large cast of characters. While we are introduced to some more than others, you’re still given a great idea as to what will follow and make you excited to continue reading the saga.
There were a few areas that were edited a little differently than I’m used to. That’s not a bad thing, but it did mess with me a little bit. There also were areas where a lot of information is given out here and there. One dealt with Rozlynn’s appearance and that’s the one that bothered me the most. The others seemed to fit into place a little bit more. I do realize this was a novella, so a lot of information needed to be handed out in a small amount of space, but I personally believe it could have been worked in a bit better. Other than that small bit, this book was a great read.
I’d recommend this to anyone who was interested in continuing to read The Triadine Saga. It looks like it will be an interesting read and I’m looking forward to doing so.
After she is introduced to the king at a ball where all the best young ladies are attending hoping to become the queen, Rozlynn who has to pretend to be a minor noble from an obscure region of the country decides not to invoke the spell at once. While she is committed to the part she must play. She does not want to be just a “broodmare” for a king whose past escapades are filled with women that he has taken to his bed; she will not become a queen who overlooks their husband infidelities. While Leondis will never know all that she has sacrifice, she cannot forget that she has left everything and everyone she loves so that the world might have a chance to survive and as they get to know one another she finds herself falling in love with the king which she did not expect. She wants him to love her for herself, not because of a spell which is causing Drianna to become very worried. At first she is worried that Lady Rozlynn is playing to hard to get and then once everything goes as it should she becomes upset when Rozlynn does not immediately invoke the spell after they are wed.
This prequel ends as Rozlynn releases the spell and Drianna is leaving the city as she promised she would. The reader only knows that the children were born if they have looked at for others in the series. This is a series I am looking forward to reading, but although I have already purchased the box set that includes this prequel and the first two books I am going to wait for the third book to released later this summer. I hate having to wait months or years to continue a story that I really enjoy. While I am not sure how many books the author has planned for this series I am hoping that if it’s not a trilogy that it’s a tetralogy and the final book will be available in early 2016 so that his reader will know the outcome of a series that has become my favorite this year.
Since I have not read the other books yet, I cannot comment on the age level for the entire series but this prequel can b enjoyed by all readers 14 and up and although there is not a lot of violence in this book I do feel that anyone who is planning on reading this series reads this prequel novel. I also hope that the books have maps; this is a series that needs them. We need maps of what the world looked like before the war that nearly destroyed it and how it appears currently before the Dark Wizard tries to complete the task that he began then.