Hey guys, hope everyone is doing alright, I’ll be doing another blog tour post today, yesterday was the last day I needed to spend deep cleaning the old place [and filling in nail holes lol because I love to hang up pictures]. This means more time back on bloghopping and everything else because I won’t be practically comatose by the time I get on my laptop.
Anyway, here we go, on to the good stuff!
Prequel novella to the award-winning YA fantasy series Mortal Enchantment. Discover a world of elemental powers, courage, duty, sacrifice, forbidden romance and a war for the very elements of life.
Sixteen-year-old Rowan is an elemental prince. Banished to the mortal world, he doubts he will ever return to Avalon and claim the fire court throne. Until he receives a challenge from his estranged mother. If he slays Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental, princess of the air court, she will abdicate her throne. Is he capable of completing such a heinous task? And what price will he pay if he refuses?
Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.
“Filled with betrayal and intrigue, The Shadow Prince is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!” Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorThe Shadow Prince is part of theMortal Enchantment box set: https://amzn.to/31vk2WN
Title: The Shadow Prince
By Stacey O’Neale
Series #: Mortal Enchantment #0.5
Publication date: March 25th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
I love novellas, especially when they’re used as teasers for series and so I definitely enjoyed this one. It was of course a very quick read and got you interested enough to want to read more.
Another thing with novellas though means that there’s not exactly going to be a five paragraph review for it, haha. But it’s not needed.
O’Neale has a nice clear style of writing and her characters and world seem to be very expansive, I want to know more about the Gabriel hounds, the elementals and the different kingdoms, but she gave us enough to satisfy us while reading this…and to automatically make you want to go read ‘Storm Born.’
Rowan’s a sympathetic character, he’s young and isolated from his people and despite how his mother has ruled, he wants to be his own leader and change things for his fire court.
However, will he ever get a chance to be king?
Just when it seems his time to rule has come, Rowan’s given a task. If he slays Kalin though as he’s been ordered, is he really any better than his mother as a leader?
I loved how conflicted he was and also I was immediately intrigued by Kalin.
Hands down though, Rowan’s best friend Marcus was my favorite character, he seemed so loyal and awesome.
Anyway this is a solid intro to a fantasy series and you can bet I’ll be reading ‘Storm Born’ next. Thanks to Xpresso Tours for a copy of the eARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Other Books in the Series
About the Author
Award-winning author, Stacey O’Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult fantasy and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
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