REVIEW By LAWonder10:
Cora was born a Princess. Her elder brother was the Crowned Prince. His associate counselor was Evil.
After the recent slow deaths of their parents, and the agonizing death of her sister-in-law after birthing a stillborn child, Cora let her brother know of her strong suspicions of the Evil Mortdecai, the counselor. Since Corah was studying Alchemy , she realized the symptoms of poisoning. She was devastated when her brother refused to listen, then turned on her and banished her from the castle forever! She was just eight years old! Fortunately, the "forest people" took her in and raised her.
Prince Teryn and his twin were among other Princes' vying for a Princess's hand. Teryn was one of the three finalists. He felt the feat they were asked to do was beyond reason.. While deciding to return home, a terrorizing event changed his whole agenda.
This tale is full of adventure, action, suspense, terror and morals. The characters are well developed and the scenes are graphically described. The Title and Book Cover were very effective.
I felt the choice of narrator was not the best one. Although she voiced emphasizes in the story well, her enunciation wasn't always the best, and she failed to be consistent with the "voices". Her voice is not one i enjoyed listening to.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was sent to me as a gift with no pressure to post a positive review. This s my honest review.
CORA: Born a Royal Princess. Banished while only a child. Raised by "the Forest People". Strong willed, rejected, honest, insecure at times, brave, wise. Having to learn hard lessons of life with little guidance.
Although mistreated and rejected, she still has a compassionate heart and learns all she can about many things.
Told by the evil Mordecai she is ugly, she doesn't dwell on it and is, in fact, attractive.
PRINCE TERYN: Bound and determined by duty as future crowned Prince, he is attractive, determined, brave, a good leader, raised by loving parents and a loving twin brother. He is valiant and wise. Truly a man women dream of marrying.
PRINCE LERYLITH: Slightly resentful of the effort and attention placed on his stronger, healthier twin brother. He has worked very hard to overcome his unhealthy state and do become physically stronger, yet nobody seems to have noticed. Althugh slightly jealous, he is loved by his family. He loves his brother too much to allpw his resentment to grow. He is loyal, brave, talented and a good leader. He is to be admired.
MORDECAI:Evil, ruthless manically driven to control the kingdoms and the people within it. He is heartless.He is a horrifyingly strong magician ,
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
Tessonja Odette is a fantasy author living in Seattle with her family, her pets, and ample amounts of chocolate. When she isn’t writing, she’s watching cat videos, petting dogs, having dance parties in the kitchen with her daughter, or pursuing her many creative hobbies.
ABOUT The Narrator:
Emma Faye is an actor and audiobook narrator with 20+ years of experience on stage, screen and voice over. Being an LA trained actor, Emma is great at bringing characters to life, very versatile with voices, and draws the listener into the story. She loves doing audiobooks and specializes in Clean/Sweet/Christian books. She is a proud cat mom to 4 fur babies and runs a local community theatre.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.