RELEASE DATE: May 15th 2015
AUTHOR: Chrysoula Tzavelas
SUMMARY: Her (not very) Serene Highness Princess Tiana tries her best not to think about the dark lords ravaging her country or how the magic in her bloodline makes her family go mad. The descendant of a legendary hero, she prefers bringing the myths of old to life on the theater stage, not on the battlefield.
Then a rash of suspicious deaths strikes the Regents —trusted advisors, friends, and guides to her troubled royal family —and the Noble’s Council tries to cover it all up. Tiana is determined to get to the bottom of the murders and the conspiracy, even if that means making a dangerous pact with a telepathic demon trapped in a magical sword. But he may just be the edge she needs to save the people she loves.
Cursed sword in hand, Tiana and her friends prepare to face the encroaching darkness —and the ultimate truth about her and her family.
MY REVIEW: I got the ARC through Netgalley in exchange for providing an honest review.It was my first book from the author and the first thing that caught my eye was it’s intriguing synopsis which promises too much fantasy.Well coming to the book I’ve got so many problems with it, first of all the writing skills are really hard to understand and there were so many words that aren’t clear and confusing.Other than the problem with the writing skills, there were so many corrections to be done. The Only good thing that i liked about this book was its plot and the authors creative imagination.There were too many characters with unusual names that was pretty hard to follow.The story was told in Kiar’s and Tiana’s pov’s that made it more difficult to follow because sometimes i’ve confused Kiar with Tiana.I don’t know who is the protagonist in the story but I’ve liked Kiar more than Tiana. The battle at the end was what made me more frustrated argh……..
There was no description about somethings like eidolon and logos and it took me a while for me to understand what those words meant and it would’ve been better, if there was some background story was provided so that we could understand the world with more clarity.Aside from the writing skills and corrections i think it would be a great book.While reading this book sometimes i felt some thing like this
Still i continued till the end and completed the book and then got the basic concept of the story.I think it was a wonderful plot but it needed some corrections and some better defining of the world. Only because of the plot i gave it a 2 star rating otherwise it would’ve been 1 star from me. Honestly i wouldn’t recommend it to anyone because it need major corrections and need better story building and there were too many characters that will be difficult to remember.