*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
This book was a very enjoyable read that was a good blend of fantasy, action and romance. I really liked King Thomas and Princess Alienor and was glad when Prince Philippe was out of the picture as I found him to be quite insolent and was frustrated the many times he repressed Alienor and threatened her. The magic throughout the book was quite interesting and helped to develop the plot. The twist on the tale of sleeping beauty was quite interesting especially since the person sleeping was a male, King Thomas, instead of a female as in the original tale. Although the book was said to be a retelling of sorts, I would say it was more inspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty rather than based off of it. I was glad that Alienor was a strong independent woman and that the theme of female independence and equality of the sexes was embraced. I also really liked the setting and found the descriptions of the journey and mishaps along the way very entertaining. Overall, this was a very good book filled with interesting and lovable characters.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2997 KB
- Print Length: 211 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: EDW Books (24 July 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GJ3L5F0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #514,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)