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Friday, March 14, 2014

Shadow Hand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Anne Elisabeth Stengl weaves a tale of love, sacrifice, courage, despair, darkness, hope, and triumph.   Readers will be surprised by the vast and bizarre array of the denizens of the Wood, but even more so, by the way Time is handled. 

By her father's wish, Lady Daylily is betrothed to the Prince of Southlands. Not the prince she loves, handsome and dispossessed Lionheart, but his cousin, the awkward and foolish Prince Foxbrush. As her wedding day dawns, Daylily flees into the dangerous Wilderlands, and her only desire is to vanish from living memory.
But Foxbrush, determined to rescue his betrothed, pursues Daylily into a new world of magic and peril, a world where vicious Faerie beasts hold sway, a world invaded by a lethal parasite and many other dangers.

This is my first story by this author I agree with other reviewers that you must read the series in order. Although interesting, it took me about half way to get the characters and story straight to make some sort of sense.

The heroes and villains in Shadow Hand are a complicated story, one that is as old as time itself. That our true selves are most free in service To the One who names us; that even the part of us we most fear can be transformed by our Prince into something beautiful. If you really are into Sci-Fi, I believe you would like this story, if read from the beginning of the series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this EBook free from Net Galley through the Bakers Publishing Group and Bethany House book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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