AUTHOR: Daccari Buchelli
DATE RELEASE: April 30, 2017 (originally August 27, 2016)
PUBLISHED BY: Buchelli Books
SERIES:Book 1 of The Peradon Fantasy series
SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS):
No power is greater than the one you’re willing to sacrifice.
Princess Violetta Flame lives her life according to rule, but those rules require her to pay a heavy price. Haunted by a devastating loss, she longs for freedom. When a handsome ruler takes a special interest in her, she senses greater things lie ahead, but behind the handsome façade lies a dark secret – one that can usurp her efforts and cast her back into the life she detested.
The throne was never promised to Emperor Ryore Frost, but now that he has ultimate power, his world is filled with possibilities. Citizens bow at his feet, but their fleeting adoration is no match for his obsession with the young Flame Princess. As his feelings for the staunchly independent princess grow, a new threat emerges, bent on undermining his efforts and betraying his sensibilities.
When past tragedies, malevolent behaviour, and strong wills collide, which will reign supreme?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (FROM GOODREADS):
"I first stumbled upon the world of Fantasy during my childhood. There were books littered around our home, all promising to spirit me away to incredible new worlds. The Fantasy genre soon won me over and now I cannot seem to escape.
I spend my time exploring magical wonderlands while focusing on the darker side of human nature. When away from my trusty ball point pen and energetic terrier puppy (Sam), I enjoy art and music, as well as curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee."
**I was given an electronic copy of the book by the author in exchange of my honest review. Also, spoiler-free!**
The story is all about Violetta, the young princess of the Fire realm and Emperor Ryore of the Frost realm. It is a young adult-fantasy novel that takes place in a world divided into 4 realms by the ancient mage.
The first part of the novel is every confusing. I cannot connect the chapters because the story was so mixed up. The flow of the story was not consistent, hence, it definitely confused me.
Another thing that made it more confusing is the writing style of the author. Ms. Buchelli should have use simple sentences in describing or narrating a scene or action (i.e. "Using the walls as his crutch" - it will be simple if it is written as "he reached for the wall and tried to stand up" or "he lean against the wall for support"). Also, I noted several unnecessary descriptive sentences like "blade had passed into the creature's brain stem". Can that character see through the creature's skin? Lastly, if you are to describe an enemy's appearance, should the description be mentioned first?
RATING: 2.75 out of 5 stars
The story is very promising, however the construction/organization of the story and the writing style need a lot of improvement.
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