Keels, Nadine C. The Movement of Crowns. USA: Smashwords. 2012.
As a child born to a barren King and Queen for many years, the excitement of finally producing an heir was dimmed by the child being born a female. At the age of twenty, Princess Constance of Diachona is about to celebrate her birthday by becoming a Royal Junior. As only men have previously been allowed to hold such a position, this strong-willed and level-headed young woman has a lot on her shoulders to bear. Adored by her father the King, caring for her ill mother the Queen, and accepting the responsibility of her kingdom, Princess Constance must face many interested suitors, navigate the customs of neighboring kingdoms, and be true to her heart…all of which prove to not be easy tasks…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Not a huge fan of fantasy, I am glad I did not shy away from this book due to my perceived notions on the genre. Actually a good story with vivid descriptions and plot twists, my favorite aspect was the word choices. Obviously a fellow word-geek, I found myself re-reading several passages to gain the true depth of the selections. Though only a novella, the story was well enough developed to not feel short in length. A simple yet pure romance was spun throughout this tale suitable for all ages. Glimpses of mystery, confidence, strength and faith weaved together to create an intriguing story. As Book 1 in the Movement of Crown series, I look forward to reading more from Nadine Keels, especially in this series.
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
I received a complimentary copy of The Movement of Crowns from the author for my honest review.