What an enchanting fantasy! Storey weaves a fascinating tale here, featuring important philosophical questions, and delivering them through a fantastic adventure filled with characters you'll fall in love with. Of particular interest to me was how powerfully he painted both Princess Angelterra and her Lady Knight. These are excellent examples of feminine power in full force, yet without losing a certain sense of charm; these are women who embrace power as women, not as women trying to mimic male behavior. They inhabit their strength and power fully, and beautifully. I've already encouraged several of my friends to ensure that they especially get their daughters to read it (though their sons will find it delightful too!), as girls need solid examples of female characters of grace, integrity, and strength these days.
I want to also comment on the use of magic in this book. Rather than delivering a cliched or contrived use of magic that one sees far too often these days, Storey managed to create a story in which magic makes utter sense, it feels as if magic - and even dragons - make total sense there, and as much a natural part of the story as the oxygen his characters breathe. It's a unique use of magic, and not overdone. Impressed with the balance.
I'm definitely looking forward to moving on to books 2 and 3! If you're on the fence about this book, don't be. Buy it, and settle in, because you're going to want to try to read this in one sitting.
4,0 su 5 stelleAn epic fantasy with something for everyone.
22 agosto 2014 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
This fantasy has a religious theme, many feasts, and magic of both varieties. (Light and dark magic)
For a free eBook, this one is well written, and with all the hard names, I was impressed that there were no typos. Those who enjoy a good fantasy would surely enjoy this one, especially if they are into magic, strong and brave women, wizards, and a war between good and evil.
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