Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Mark of the Princess (The Kingdom Chronicles) By B.C. Morin
The feisty and determined faerie Princess Alannah is many things, but she never thought she would be the key to her people’s destruction.
Kidnapped for a power she does not yet possess, Alannah finds herself in the clutches of the most malevolent sorcerer of her time. Maligo. Alannah escapes her prison with help from the handsome and stalwart warrior faerie, Brennus.
Now she must cross mountains and forests fraught with rogue faeries, vicious Fae-hating trolls, dangerous shape-shifters, and more to reach the only ones that can help her control her incoming powers. The Elder Faeries.
With Brennus by her side, Alannah is determined to reach the Elder Faeries and save her people. Maligo is just as determined she never makes it that far.
I was given this book from the author to give an honest review.
What an amazing faerie story. I have read books about faeries before but in this book I was amazed, on how B.C. Morin was able to weave the plot and make everything come together. With love triangles, adventure, fighting,good faeries, good creatures, evil faeries, evil creatures, good magic, along with evil and dark magic everything came together. B.C. Morin has a wonderful imagination that she was able to weave 5 faerie kingdoms that are all different from one another. Also the cover is done beautifully, wonderful job.
Mark of the Princess will leave you wanting more literally. The characters are very well developed that you actually fall in love with them. There is Princess Alannah of the Kingdom Meria, who wants to be free but her parents want to keep a tight leash on her. Princess Evyette who is Alannah's sister who falls in love with Tristan whose best friend is Prince Kaleb of the Kingdom Talom. There there is Brennus who Alannah meets while captured. Last but not least is the evil faerie Maligo.
Maligo has decided to kidnap Princess Alannah who he has special plans for, which will come into play later on in the story. When Princess Alannah is kidnapped her sister Evyette, Kaleb, and Tristan go through an adventurous journey to get her back, as they are traveling Evyette gets attacked since she is targeted. Not only does Alannah's story come out so does her sister's. During all the adventures and magic being learned and Alannah finally coming into learning her powers, Alannah has fallen in love with Kaleb and Brennus. Who will see end up picking? Alannah is a lot stronger than she thinks, but she has to learn how to get in tune with her magic.
This book is amazing and was and absolute joy to read, I could not put it down. It is a page turner with adventure and surprises around every turn. Perfect for YA and adult alike.
My rating: 5 books