Sunday, October 27, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Shadow Prince (Mortal Enchantment 0.5) by Stacey O'Neale

The Shadow Prince
Stacey O’Neale
(Mortal Enchantment #0.5)
Publication date: March 25th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Prequel novella to the award-winning YA fantasy series Mortal Enchantment. Discover a world of elemental powers, courage, duty, sacrifice, forbidden romance and a war for the very elements of life.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan is an elemental prince. Banished to the mortal world, he doubts he will ever return to Avalon and claim the fire court throne. Until he receives a challenge from his estranged mother. If he slays Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental, princess of the air court, she will abdicate her throne. Is he capable of completing such a heinous task? And what price will he pay if he refuses?

Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.

“Filled with betrayal and intrigue, The Shadow Prince is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!” Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

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The Shadow Prince is part of the
Mortal Enchantment box set

My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another_world, Hear-Wrenching, Retelling, Royal-Court, Supernatural, Teen--

Rowan has been exiled by his mother, the evil queen of the fire court, to exist in the human world but not be able to interact. When the queen sends his best friend Marcus to deliver the news that she will abdicate the throne to Rowan, her hated son, Rowan knows that there is more to this story, and it will not be easy to claim his birthright of the throne. And he was right...

I am such a sucker for anything having to do with the Arthurian legends so when this popped up on my radar as being set in the mystical land of Avalon with a touch of the Arthurian background I was instantly interested. It also doesn't hurt that the cover is gorgeous and that the trilogy this is a prequel to has great reviews. I figured I would jump right in and hope for the best. Rowan was a strong, honorable character who had a rough choice to make and I like that this is his story, where as the trilogy is told from another point of view.

This was a really fast novella, roughly 100 pages, giving me just a taste of this supernatural fantastical world the author created. I usually avoid novellas like the plague but this one sounded intriguing, and since I knew it is but the start to a series, that it would be possible to have more if I liked what I read- which I did and I am desperate to grab the first book in the series because this was different, exciting, dangerous and brutal, and I need more. I feel like this was the perfect set up for the first book, just enough to gab my attention and not let me go. There is no doubt that I will read the series, the only question is when.

Author Bio:

Award-winning author, Stacey O’Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.

Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult fantasy and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

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  1. This sounds really exciting and def a great way to test the series out. I'm glad it was worth it and the series overall is bound to be awesome!! :D

  2. I don't know the series or the author but the blurb and the review have me curious enough to go look for it and promptly spend my weekend with the series