Destiny's Flower

Destiny's Flower

by Linda Harley




Doctor Lynn Davis is kidnapped by handsome Lord Kyle von Talion and taken to a far of planet, Saldiora. As she finds herself in this unfamiliar culture, she must learn to fight with a sword, ride a talking horse, and endure the politics of a royal court if she is to survive. Kyle has his hands full keeping Lynn from making cultural blunders and ensuring her safety. The Juntu's are plotting to take over Saldiora and consider Lynn to be a threat to their success. Will Lynn live long enough to fulfill her destiny and save the kingdom of Saldiora?

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ISBN-13: 9780741478368
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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D-B1 More than 1 year ago
I received an excellent, wonderfully written science fiction novel full of mystery, fantasy and romance, Destiny's Flower by Linda Harley free from Goodreads. While Dr. Lynn Davis is giving a lecture to her graduate students, she is interrupted by military type men who need to speak with her. She dismisses her class and ends up being kidnapped by Lord Kyle von Talion and taken to another planet, Saldiora. She finds herself one of the ten in a Beauty Gala Competition. She learns to fight with a sword, adapt to a different culture, and royal court politics. Since Lynn may be the lost royal heir, the Juntu's want her dead. Read the fabulous, highly recommended, romantic, fantasy, Destiny's Flower by Linda Harley.
LillyBookReads More than 1 year ago
Destiny's Flower by Linda Harley  The one regret I have from reading this book is not reading it sooner. Why didn't I? I received it like a month ago in the mail, but I haven't got to reading it. I know it's summer and all, but then y'all know, summer can busier. Like even my weekends are taken. :( Well. Either way, super glad I did read it~ :D Since I took so long to read and review it, I'll make this review especially juicy. <3 At First Glance: I really didn't think this book would be that appealing. Like the teaser didn't take hold of my attention and twist it until I had to open the book. The cover? Well, at first, I thought the cover had nothing to do with the book. It obviously had something to do with the title though. Hehe. The Characters/Summary: Lynn Davis - Lynn was a great protagonist. But she's so old! At least to me. She's too old to be single. LOL. I dunno much about her looks though. The author didn't describe her that much. All I remember is that she has red hair. And I kind of like it like that. The reader can imagine how they look. Not everything is about looks. Unless you're reading new adult romance. LOL. :) She may or may not be a princess. <   This just says so much. But then.....well, I can't really say I'm spoiling the book. You'd kinda get a hint while reading. At first, I thought Lynn cried too much. She did cry a lot. But then,s he was like kidnapped from her home, soo..... But then she got better. And became stronger. She stood up to brats and all. :) Kyle von Talion - I love their sexy last names. Lynn's is von Astrium. It's just so sexy. LOL. And Kyle. I dunno his age but he has this cool energy around him. I just like guys with high authority. Especially the medieval novels. Or novels with royalties.  Of course, there's got to be a spoiled brat princess, who also may be evil. This just kind of reminds me of this Chinese drama I finished not long ago. Ohmergerd. Except the girl wasn't a lost princess. And the guy was actually the king's younger brother. That drama tho. My feels. And the guy's cute too. Ohmergerd. Okay. Back to the book.  Destiny's Flower also kind of reminds me a bit of The Selection. Or actually a lot. Because, the ten girls are in a competition to marry the prince. And each girl were picked from the ten houses. Von Talion. Von Astrium. etc. Yep. And in a way, both America from The Selection and Lynn got special connections. Ish. They just have more of a chance to win than other girls. Probably because they're the main character. Final Thoughts: Overall, this book. Great for medieval fans~ Over here!! And there's some romance definitely. Although they don't do anything. I'm debating about the love triangle though. I don't know. I think the second book would give us waaay more information. 
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
This book starts with the proverbial alien abduction – no, not by little green men, but rather some perfectly normal people. Doctor Lynn Davis is taken on a lengthy, rather perilous space journey which reminded me a bit of something from Star Wars. Although she is put to work as a deck hand as punishment after her attempt to escape and is then subjected to some strenuous training, Lynn finds herself becoming fond of the crew and especially so of Lord Kyle von Talion. The question is, who exactly is the captain and why is she kept away from him? When they reach the planet of saldiora, she is dumped into a whole new world of intrigue, strange creatures, slavery and antagonistic females. Destiny's Flower is a comfortably paced read with lots of action and never a dull moment. The author uses situations in the story to explain the world of Saldiora and some of the rather unusual beings on it. Being a horse lover, I particularly enjoyed the talking horses. They can plan, aid their riders, have the status of nobility and have servants that work for them – how cool is that?! The main character, Lynn, is a feisty woman who simply won't stand for the silly and often cruel rules laid down by the tribunal. Stuff the rules, this heroine goes ahead and does exactly as she pleases. When she is reprimanded or punished, she simply persists with her personal rebellion. Whether she ends up becoming the queen or not, she is determined to bring change to the planet and stop slavery. The other characters are unique, well defined and likable. The thoroughly nasty Juntu family and their followers are mean, relentlessly use blackmail and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. And who exactly are Gabilla and Pablo? I highly recommend Destiny's Flower to readers of all ages. Let's hope that we'll soon see a sequel to this enthralling five-star read. (Ellen Fritz)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, it was good! There were many great things about this book, but also some things I wished to see more of. But, I'll start with the good stuff first. I loved the world that was created with this story. It had talking animals, and interesting customs. This book showed the importance of staying true to yourself and not letting yourself forget who you are and where you came from. The idea that this book was based on is really interesting. It's a competition of 10 girls, who are competing for the title of Queen of Saldiora. I also really liked the characters that were created by this story. Kyle von Talion was very likable  always protecting Lynn as his duty. He may, or may not be the love interest, but I'm not too sure because this first book didn't really have much romance. The main evil character/villain of the story, Brigieta, was great. It doesn't seem like she or her family will be able to redeem themselves in later books, but I do have the smallest sliver of hope that she'll come around. On to a couple of things I didn't like about the book. In general, there wasn't a lot of character development. I don't really know what the characters look like physically. I also don't know much about the character's personality. I felt like the only character I could actually connect with was Lynn, while I didn't know much about the others. For example, when a character died during the book, I didn't feel many emotions because I didn't know the character's background or personality. Although, even though I could connect with Lynn, I sometimes wondered why she did what she did. Like, Lynn started crying at one point, and I didn't understand why she was crying. Also, the book had a few grammar and spelling errors, but that didn't distract much from the book, making it still have and easy flow when reading. I'm really excited to read the next book when it comes out. I need some answers! There were so many things left unanswered, so many questions I have. In later books, I'd really like to see more character development, along with development of Saldiora and what it looks like. With the character development in the next book, I hope to see more of the romance aspect of the storing come into play. The story ended on a small cliff hanger, making a lot of room for incoming plot twists and turns in the next book. I also feel like there may be a love triangle coming on...considering what was said in the last chapter. Overall, Destiny's Flower was a light, easy read and I enjoyed many parts of it. Although, I did wish to see more development with characters and the world, but hopefully that will happen later in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a new refreshing science fiction story by a new writer with fresh ideas. Finishing this book leaves you wanting more. Do you think you know where the story goes from here - think again.