Hello readers! It’s another blog tour on this blog.
I really can’t resist books can I? Speaking of, I got new books so hopefully in June I can get back on track with my 100 book reading goal. Thank you to xpresso book tours for including me in this exciting tour! We also have a giveaway, just in case you’re like me and can’t resist books either 😉.
A fugitive storyteller running out of time. A prince hiding from his mother. A kingdom on the brink of collapse. A search for a world of magic.
Convinced his tales are true, storyteller Jinji is determined to find the legendary fae realm of Shinac to save his world from a dread lord trying to cross over—before a fatal illness ends Jinji’s life.
Prince Jetekesh is caught between a controlling mother and his affection for his dying father—until he’s kidnapped and forced to journey with a delusional storyteller and a motley band of fugitives in search of a myth.
Hunted by the queen, hindered by a malady, and invaded by an enemy empire, Jinji and Jetekesh race across a crumbling kingdom to find the alleged gate between worlds.
But even if Shinac exists, how can a humble storyteller and deposed prince hope to stand against a devastating evil?
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Let’s start off with writing. It was tough for me to get into this book in the beginning, I found it a bit slow and hard to enjoy the 3rd person pov, but after that I really got into it. I thought the worldbuilding was great (faeries!!) and I really loved the intricacy of it as well as the politics. After the somewhat slow beginning I did really enjoy the pacing and I thought the plot was solid!
Characters? It also took me a bit to warm up to the characters, mainly because I have to get used to reading in 3rd person again. But I ended up really loving Jinji, who was the perfect combination of being sassy and mellow.
Let’s dive into the plot a bit more. I honestly expected it to be your typical fairytale (faerytale?) with, y’know, the evil monarchy and such. I could have not been more surprised! It had a pretty beautiful and magical plot and ideas, and I found the idea of a storyteller hunted for his tales pretty fantastic.
Final rating: 3.5 stars!
About The Author:
Writer of fantasy, magic weaver, dragon rider! Having spent the past 20 years devotedly writing fantasy, it’s safe to say M. H. Woodscourt is now more fae than human. All of her fantasy worlds connect with each other in a broad Universe, forged with great love and no small measure of blood, sweat, and tears. When she’s not writing, she’s napping or reading a book with a mug of hot cocoa close at hand while her quirky cat Wynter nibbles her toes.
- International Giveaway (ends June 24)
- A signed paperback copy of Crownless + $20 Amazon gift card
- 2x $10 Amazon gift cards
- Link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251234349/