Sep 28, 2013

Book Review: Dragonwitch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Back Cover: Who Will Dare to Face the Dragonwitch? 

Submissive to her father's will, Lady Leta of Aiven travels far to meet the future King of the North Country and a prospective husband she neither knows nor loves.

But within the walls of his castle, all is not right. Vicious night terrors plague Lord Alistair. Whispers rise from the family crypt. The reclusive castle Chronicler, Leta's tutor and friend, possesses a secret so dangerous it could cost his life and topple the entire nation.

And far away in a hidden kingdom, a flame burns atop the Citadel of the Living Fire. Acolytes and priestesses serve their goddess to the limits of their lives and deaths. No one is safe while the Dragonwitch searches for the sword that slew her twice...and for the hero who can wield it.

My Review: I love the Tales of Goldstone Wood and the way each novel gives us a deeper look into the worlds that Anne Elisabeth Stengl has created. I really like how the same character show up over and over again, but new things are learned about them each time. These stories are epic in their scope, and Dragonwitch is no different. I found it fascinating learning more about the story of the dragonwitch, who we met in a previous story (Starflower). Those these books are classified as young adult, I thoroughly enjoy each one. I can't wait to see what Stengl has for us in the next story.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I recommend this book and the rest of the Tales of Goldstone Wood series to readers of young adult fantasy.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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