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What secrets would you keep to save your kingdom? On the Queen's deathbed, the sonless King Rowe is force into a promise to allow his five daughters to marry for love. A promise he ...
What secrets would you keep to save your kingdom? On the Queen's deathbed, the sonless King Rowe is force into a promise to allow his five daughters to marry for love. A promise he wished he had never made, and one he will have to break to save the kingdom.
The youngest of five daughters, Jael, spent most of her time at her father's side learning to run a kingdom. Believed to be the King's favorite, Jael is shocked when he betroths her to a longtime friend of his, Prince Sarik of Hy-Brasil. Soon she will learn that world is full of secrets and one of them is her very own birth. Will the secret that bonds her to Sarik be the ultimate downfall of a kingdom?
Posted January 15, 2014
This was such a wonderful book!!! C.G. has created such a wonderful world that is different from your typical book verse. C.G. doesn't disappoint, she leaves you excited for more! I have to be honest I saved the last 30 pages!! I didn't want it to end!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 22, 2013
I will be honest with you. I was not sure I would like this book. I only opted to read it because it sounded different from my usual read. I began reading it, and it was all I could do to put it down! I absolutely loved this story even though reason would have told me I wouldn't like it. I don't normally enjoy fantasy or mythology, but this book is amazing!
I have almost no criticisms of this book. The bedroom scenes only occur during married people (I am so glad for that fact), and it is very tastefully done. The profanity in the book is almost nonexistent. These two facts made the book much more enjoyable for me.
The characterization was absolutely fantastic, and the story was amazing. From the first page until the very end, I was absolutely enthralled. There was some magic in the story, but this was not offensive to me in any way. I will not give any spoilers, but this was a wild ride that I did not even figure out until the very end. I would love to read more in this saga--I doubt I would grow tired of Sarik and Jael any time soon.
For me, everything about this book is absolutely charming and endearing. The romance is phenomenal, and I did not find myself disappointed at any point in the story. If you like romance, fantasy, and/or a well-written story, this is the book for you. Go into it with an open mind, and you may have found a story that captures your imagination like nothing else.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Posted June 24, 2013
A wonderful story sprinkled with mythological references that will have fantasy lovers flipping the pages. C.G. Powell has a creative imagination and I can't wait to read more from this author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 1, 2012
In a word, Fantastic! This book is a page turner. The twists and turns keep coming and you will never guess the outcome of the story. It is truly a fantastic read with interesting characters, frequent plot twists and intrigues.
The world of Hy-Brasil is appealing and I wish we spent more time there learning about the secrets of Atlantis. Mostly because stories about Atlantis fascinate me. It is a compelling story of a land that just disappeared.
Jael and Sarik are easy to love as a couple. Both of them are strong and proud. They have depth to their personalities and I find myself thinking of them often.
I was lamenting to a group the author is a part of about the finality of the story when the book ended. I don't think she would mind me telling you there are more Hy-Brasil books to come in the future with Jael, Sarik and others. I can't wait.
If you enjoy fantasy and sci-fi books, you will be hooked on C.G. Powell. She is an amazing author.
Posted July 14, 2012
This book is very different from anything I’ve read to date. Set on Earth, it’s an Earth that is barely recognizable to what we’re familiar with as its set ages upon ages ago. We start off from a human’s point of view, but are quickly introduced to aliens and shown that there will be plenty of interaction as we follow several different characters. There’s a mystery about the book that lasts well into late chapters, surrounding who is what and all the relationships. It’s all very intricately woven.
What’s even cooler about this book is all the mythology that’s included. I am itching to gush about all the references made, but that would ruin the fun y’all can have when you go read it. The last page is the best though in terms of weaving the different mythologies together!
For several chapters I was disappointed with the characters, feeling they were fickle in their affections, but it’s all explained later, so I was able to let that go and enjoy the characters more, thankfully. What I didn’t like was that sometimes things felt a little rushed. The passage of time was a little confusing at times, but overall you’re still able to catch up quickly and fall back into the moment. The only particular problem I had that was ongoing was that I felt the editing could have been better. There were extra words and incorrect words scatter throughout which made it difficult to keep a smooth flowing read through, but if you can recognize and keep up with those, it’s really a neat and touching story.
Posted July 10, 2012
Immortal Voyage is a wonderful story with delightful characters. Two different worlds combine to make this a captivating read with dashes of fantasy, mythology, sci-fi, and unexpected romance. The suspense and twists kept me guessing and reading until the very end.
My favorite part of this book was the characters problems and family relationships and the honesty in them. To some extent, doesn’t everyone have a family member who’s a dreamer and one who makes bad decisions? Doesn’t everyone have a strong one and an evil one that no one else can stand too? You get the idea. I loved the way the author constructed the family ties in this story.
I was impressed with the uniqueness of Spell Checked and I was not disappointed with this new book. I loved it and hope there is more to come! (I also adore the cover!)
**I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.**
Posted July 9, 2012
CG Powell takes us to a new world filled with excitement, adventure and so much romance you will be swooning. With a story that will grab your imagination and keep you guessing until the end. You won't want to the story to end. Please keep writing CG the world needs more writers like you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 20, 2012
I received this book as an ARC.
C.G. Powell has taken a very interesting perspective in the city of Atlantis in this story about how aliens and humans can co-exist. The truth about Atlantis is a secret though, so shhhhh! This story is primarily about a family who rules a portion of the world called Eir. The queen dies during childbirth of their fifth baby girl, but leaves behind no sons. As her last dying wish, she makes the King promise to let their daughters marry for love. It's a pretty big deal since now the king has to rely on a daughter to marry a man who is capable of running the kingdom without getting to groom him for the position. It is entirely possible each daughter would marry someone completely incapable of being the next king, but he swears to her as she dies that they will marry for love.
Seventeen years later, the king has married off two daughters and one has married a man that could rule, but no one wants him in a position of power. The other appears to be a complete idiot whom no knows much about at all. King Rowe is on a mission to marry off the other three as he is getting older in age. During this time he has had the chance to groom one man to take over in hopes that one of his daughters would indeed fall in love with him. It's a gamble that you will definitely enjoy reading about. His other chance of leaving the kingdom with an heir is to break his dying wife's wish and betroth Jael, the youngest. You will learn that Jael is different from her sisters and Rowe has a very good reason for the betrothal other than finding an heir. It's a mystery that has surrounded Jael since her birth and will leave you shocked at the end. Rest assured that the story has a happy ending and leaves an opening for a second book. I thoroughly enjoyed this and even though I typically avoid aliens, this is well worth the read. Especially since it is C.G. Powell, an author I thoroughly enjoy.
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