***Note: I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.***Prophecy's Queen (The Triadine Saga #0.5) by Timothy Bond
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In this prequel novella to the epic fantasy series The Triadine Saga, we follow the Elven Princess Rozlynn as she struggles with her role in The Prophecy and what she must do to keep the world from falling into darkness.
This is a story of love and conflicts, personal growth, and freedom to choose your own destiny. The world of Elves, Dwarves and humans, is inexorably tied to magic, wizards and dragons, as the battle of good versus evil, light versus darkness, wages on.
As this is a novella, it is fairly short in length. At a 162 pages, according to Amazon, it’s an easy afternoon read. However, it gives great insight into the rest of the saga.
Rozlynn might be a princess, but she knows that she plays an important role in The Prophecy. Unfortunately, her sister, Queen Lilliene, disagrees with her. The queen doesn’t believe that the time of The Prophecy is upon them and thinks that Rozlynn is being rash and is sick and tired of Rozlynn always going on about The Prophecy. So, in the end, Rozlynn decides to no longer bother the queen with her observations and does what she must.
This prequel was written after the first two books of The Triadine Saga. However, the author claims this book can stand alone. Once you realize that it’s the prequel to a much greater story, you’re more than interested to look at the following book, The Watcher’s Keep. Well-written and rich in imagery, it’s an interesting story that keeps your attention from beginning to end as the intrigue is played out. This prophecy affects everyone, elves, dwarves, and humans alike. As such, this small novella has a large cast of characters. While we are introduced to some more than others, you’re still given a great idea as to what will follow and make you excited to continue reading the saga.
There were a few areas that were edited a little differently than I’m used to. That’s not a bad thing, but it did mess with me a little bit. There also were areas where a lot of information is given out here and there. One dealt with Rozlynn’s appearance and that’s the one that bothered me the most. The others seemed to fit into place a little bit more. I do realize this was a novella, so a lot of information needed to be handed out in a small amount of space, but I personally believe it could have been worked in a bit better. Other than that small bit, this book was a great read.
I’d recommend this to anyone who was interested in continuing to read The Triadine Saga. It looks like it will be an interesting read and I’m looking forward to doing so.