Nathanial knows who he is on the Earth Realm and what kind of man he is for Princess Briksanna. But, what kind of man will she need him to be in order to fulfill The Prophesy she has spent the last two thousand years eluding? Tragedy has everyone travelling from the Earth Realm to the Second Realm of Skaldanna pushing his comfort zone knowing he has no knowledge of court expectations, but together with Briksanna and their family he believes he can succeed where all others have failed in dissolving the reign of Lord Drakkoon.
Can Briksanna and Nathanial find the undisputable faith in themselves to accomplish what needs to be done despite the sacrifices made to save their friends and family while establishing peace within the Second Realm?
I enjoyed the different worlds aspect, and the struggles the different characters had to deal with.
If this were to find it's was to a line editor, I would be willing to re-read it and change my rating. If grammar doesn't bother you, I would suggest it to those who like fantasy.
As it stands, Bob says: 2 Platypires
Striker Wells is son to Queen Briksanna and knowing Katerina is her best friend he does not feel ashamed of his love or his commitment to pledge his life to her. Before their lives can begin Katerina is kidnapped. Devastated, Striker searches for his lost love sworn not to stop until she is found. The woman he finds is not the same woman when she was taken. Will Striker be able to overcome his personal demons of abandonment to accept the man Katerina will need him to be for them to have a lifetime of happily ever after?
I have mixed feelings about this one. I like the way the plot is unfolding for this series, but it bothers me that, in the midst of lives being threatened, and everyone preparing for basically a war, suddenly everyone is falling in love and acting like a bunch of hormone ruled junior high kids. It just strikes me as strange, and this could very well be my own feelings on the matter. But for me it really detracted from the main story, making it seem more focused on those relationships than the trouble the realms are in.
I DO like that while the men are strutting around, "My Woman" this, "Your Woman" that, and acting like females are delicate flowers who must be protected, even from themselves, the girls are the true bad asses of the story. They could take these guys in a heartbeat if they so chose. So bravo for that!
All in all, not too bad a book. Needs that line editor, but as it is better than the first, I hold hope that the 3rd will be even better.
Bob says: 2 Platypires