Princess of Shadows
Kindle Edition, 428 pages
Published September 28th 2016 by Avanell Publishing
Only a true princess can save the kingdom.
Alaric wants to be king. He wants to continue the peace and prosperity his father created in Aeonia. But with enemies questioning his bloodline, he’ll have to put his heart on the line and marry a stranger to secure his right to rule. Only a match with a true princess will silence his critics and protect his future.
Lina’s lineage is shocking at best and deadly at worst. Over a century ago, she put herself into an enchanted sleep to seal away a horde of dark creatures. Now both Lina and the goblins are awake. Without friends or resources, Lina must seek the help of the Council of Kings. To get close enough to them to ask for aid, she’ll need to convince everyone she’s a true princess.
As Alaric searches for a true princess to marry, Lina tries to convince the world she is one. But while they try to save the kingdom on their own, they may find what they need is each other.
This is the first book in the Fairy Tale Adventures series by A.G. Marshall.
I really enjoyed this fairy tale retelling. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I had not read a book by this author before but I have to say I came away impressed.
I almost wish Lina had a bit more distraught about waking up and finally realizing that everyone she ever knew was already dead and buried. But I guess she had a bit more than her own worries on her mind as she stumbled into town to tell the Council of Kings about the gobblin threat.
She comes to town just as the Princess Test is underway and finds herself trying to get to the Council of Kings by way of being involved in this test for the prince to find a princess.
This book was thrilling and it kept your attention all the way through. I thought it should be one of those books that Disney uses to make a live action movie out of. It is that good. We are taken on quite a roller coaster ride as we follow Lina and Alaric as they stumble through falling in love while trying to save their kingdom.
This is definitely a series I want to continue with.