Thursday, March 8, 2012

Moonblood: A Book Review

About The Book:

Moonblood Draws Near, and Soon the Dragons Will Wake

Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose Red. Now she is lost in the hidden realm of Arpiar, held captive by her evil goblin father, King Vahe.
Vowing to redeem himself, Lionheart plunges into the mysterious Goldstone Wood, seeking Rose Red. In strange other worlds, Lionheart must face a lyrical yet lethal tiger, a fallen unicorn, and a goblin horde on his quest to rescue the girl he betrayed.

With the Night of Moonblood fast approaching when King Vahe seeks to wake the Dragon's sleeping children, Lionheart must discover whether or not his heart contains courage before it's too late for Rose Red... and all those he loves.

About The Author:

Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she enjoys her profession as an art teacher, giving private lessons from her personal studio, and teaching group classes at the Apex Learning Center. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University.Heartless is her debut novel.

My Review:

Another fantastic read from Anne Elisabeth Stengel, that brings you to the half way point of the Tales of Goldstone Wood series. It releases in April 2012 and was definitely worth the nine month wait since book two. 

Filled with all the same characters and introducing new ones, you are taken into the world of fantasy, and I am loving that Stengl is allowing some of the characters to take on stronger roles (for example, the character of Sir Eanrin is expanded in this book, and even more apparently in the upcoming book four). The imagination, amazing writing flow, and vivid description occur throughout this amazing read. I have to wait until October 2012 to read book four but look forward to it for sure. 

As I have mentioned before, the genre of fantasy is not one of my favorites, and its been a really long time since I have found a great fantasy series, but Stengl has certainly changed my thinking about the genre. A perfect read for all fantasy genre fans.

I highly recommend this book, and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: Moonblood will be available for purchase April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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