Everyone in the land loves Princess Sitnalta of Colonodona. Everyone except her father, the monstrous King Supmylo, whose thirst for revenge and hideous cravings, have nearly destroyed the once peaceful kingdom. He cares only for power-the more the better-and he despises Sitnalta because she wasn't born a boy. He wanted an heir, a prince, to grow his kingdom and fulfill his own father's legacy. But now, his only choice is to join with a neighboring kingdom, and at the tender age of 15, Sitnalta is to be married to another king who is at least as old as her own father.
But Sitnalta has other ideas. Before her father can come for her, she sneaks out of her bedroom window, scales the castle walls, and enters the magical forest that surrounds her kingdom. There she meets Najort, a kind-hearted troll, who was tasked by a wizard decades earlier to protect a valuable secret-with his life, if necessary.
But King Supmylo has vowed that nothing will stop him from returning his daughter to Colonodona, and forcing her to go through with the royal wedding. With the help of friends from both kingdoms, Sitnalta and Najort flee ahead of the rabid king. For if they are captured, Supmylo will become so invincible, no one could stand against him
Book 1: "Sitnalta" ASIN: B00GBNZZZ0, ISBN-13: 978-0991213108
Book 2: "The Kingdom Thief" ASIN: B013PSBUXO, ISBN-13: 978-0990870968
Book 3: "The City of Arches" ASIN: B01N9P6H7L, ISBN-13: 978-1945502262
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Sitnalta (Sitnalta Series) by Alisse Lee Goldenberg is an adventure story. Princess Sitnalta of Colonodona is loved by everyone in her land while her father, King Supmylo, is evil and has nearly destroyed the peace of the kingdom. He always wanted a male child and that makes him hate Sitnalta. Now he plans to get her married to another king who is old enough to be her father. Sitnalta sneaks out of the palace and goes to the magical forest that surrounds the kingdom. She meets a troll, Najort, who helps her escape from there. The story, like an other fantasy and adventure theme, is thrilling. The names of the people and places keep the fantasy alive. Sitnalta is a lovable character whom you will feel sorry for while reading the story. She lives with a father who hates her right from her birth. Najort's character is also interesting and readers will really like him. The fantasy and adventure elements make it a fast paced story. The story is the heartfelt journey of Sitnalta and readers will enjoy the fairy tale and whimsical elements. Will Najort and Sitnalta be captured and brought back? The story is simple and charming. The character of Sitnalta is developed well and she is ably supported by the character of Najort. The rest of the characters also play memorable roles, along with the ogres, kings, queens, princes, princesses, and trolls. I am sure it is going to be an interesting series.
Sitnalta is simply and beautifully written. In it, Alisse Lee Goldenberg introduces us to extraordinary characters and takes us on a heartfelt journey. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I look forward to the next installment in the series. -Chrissy