Winter’s Crown by Alexandra Little
A fast-paced, exciting story with an intriguing plot and a cold, winter setting that reminded me of Game of Thrones (in a good way!).
The dead would have stories to tell. . .
The first chapter of this book where the scene is set felt a little ‘heavy handed’ – concepts, such as how Eva could understand the mysterious language, were over stated and the writing didn’t flow. BUT I am so glad I persevered as from the second chapter on this story picked up and really came into its own.
Recommended age: 13+
Title: Winter’s Crown
Author: by Sarah Strohmeyer
Publication Date: 31 January 2015
Publisher: Alexandra Little
Free copy from author in exchange for honest review
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17-year-old Eva is a noblewoman by birth and sailor by training, heiress to a great merchant fleet. Already wounded by her mother’s death, she is then summoned from her tropical home by her long-estranged father to join him in the frozen northern outpost of Winter’s Crown. Despite her hatred of the place and her father, the ruins hidden deep in the mountains draw her in. But her need to discover their secrets causes her to accidentally release an imprisoned spirit, a spirit whose only goal is to consume life.
And now, with the help of her estranged father, her friends, and an elf prince with secrets, Eva must find a way to destroy the spirit for good. For when she awoke the spirit, she became the unexpected inheritor to a battle over old magic, ancient armies, and the ghost of her dead mother. — Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.