Publisher: Friesen Press
Series: Chronicles of Warshard #1
Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.
Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.
With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven’s neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia’s shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven’s only home.
As Kadia’s obsession with Haven mounts, little time remains, and Haven must make a choice; join together with her fellow Royals, and test her immortality in a final stand against the evil Queen, or flee across the sea to a foreign republic in hopes of salvation. Both choices have a cost. Both plans could go awry. Haven must decide quickly, or she might be the only one left.
What I liked about the novel:
Bogle crafts an interesting fantasy realm where an evil queen threatens to conquer the land. As a newly crowned queen, Haven must defend her land and the land of the neighboring kingdoms from this threat. The twist is that Haven has an ability that makes her invulnerable to death. Without spoiling anything, Haven suffers many trials that only make her stronger as a queen and as a person. I really liked the characters. They were fleshed out and had great character arcs. I especially enjoyed the dark queen Kadia and all her craziness.
What I did not like about the novel:
The kingdoms fall without much struggle. Given that the opponent is a creepy dark queen that controls shadow warriors, I guess it isn’t much of a stretch. That really is all I could drum up with what I disliked.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Katherine Bogle has written four full books, attended Holland College for Photography, and travelled over seas to Ireland, Scotland, England and Cuba.
You can find her tweeting away about her latest novel, THE ALDAR DOMINION, or plotting her next WIP, THE QUEEN OF THIEVES. Her first novel, SANCTUM came in the top 10 of the World’s Best Story competition (2014) and will be released in late 2016/early 2017.
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