Friday, July 23, 2010
"Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon be married. She dreams of a handsome and charming prince, but when the first suitor arrives, she finds him stodgy and boring. Prince Aethelbald from the mysterious land of Farthestshore has traveled far to prove his love--and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be approaching Parumvir.
Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald's offer--and ignores his warnings. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir, and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in grave danger. When Una makes the wrong choice, catastrophe ensues for the princess and her family, and love, courage, and trust are needed when darkness engulfs the kingdom.
Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.
There are some delightful things and scenes: the Twelve-Year Market that appears in its own good time and sells fairy goods; a clever blind cat who is invariably underfoot and has, of course, a secret!"
Heartless is a mix between love, action, and fairy tales. If you love the era of kings and dragons then you will love this book. I think we all have made some bad choices when it comes to our hearts. This book will keep you on your feet.
It was a nice change from my usual read and Anne Elisabeth Stengl captures details well in this book. I almost felt like I was actually there reading Heartless. The characters just jumped off the page. I really liked Princess Una's character.
Can the kingdom be saved from evil? Read more to find out!
Overall I loved Heartless. It is a wonderful book. I really love books about princesses and kingdoms. I would recommend this read.
You can purchase Heartless here for $9.94.
You can read the first chapter of Heartless here.
Disclaimer: I received a book for review from CFBA. No other compensation was received for this post or to host a giveaway. All opinions are mine and are valid. My can't be bought or swayed either way.