Title: The Fae Prophecy
Author: Toni Cox
Rating: Four stars
“Chaos. Magic. Adventure. – Three things this princess isn’t ready for.
When dark magic brings destruction and chaos down on her kingdom, fae princess Dana’s life takes an unexpected turn. The princess must now step away from every comfort she’s ever known, especially when her father’s life becomes endangered.
Her journey brings the mysterious Thomas into her life. Filled with his own type of magic, and secrets that set Dana’s blood on fire, he’s either the ally she waited her entire life for or the most dangerous man she’s ever met. Only time will tell.”
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Welcome back! I hope you had a great book-filled Christmas! The Secret Library is resuming business as usual now the break is over and I’m so happy to be back. I’ve managed to do plenty of reading and ready to jump into the new year. Kicking things off with The Fae Prophecy:
Dana is the princess of Draeguard, a Fae kingdom in turmoil. Attacks of dark magic have caused unrest throughout the kingdom and Dana’s father, the king, is being blamed. When he is removed from office and locked in the dungeons, Dana has no choice but to flee Draeguard. Her father sends her in search of a witch called Arianna, who may have answers to why Dana has unusual powers.
Dana soon realises she is out of her depth but after finding Thomas, a wolf shifter, she starts to find her feet. They encounter dark elves, goblins and bounty hunters and when Arianna emerges from the shadows, Dana realises that Draeguard is in more danger than she ever imagined.
This book starts off with a magical attack on the castle and a daring escape by Dana so the action got started immediately. Dana is not the spoiled princess type, she wants to work hard and get down and dirty. But the lack of a mother in her life from day one has really impacted her and it’s a little heart-breaking to see how much she misses a mother-daughter relationship she’s never had.
Dana has barely left the kingdom before and her naiveté is really endearing. Maybe if she was the spoiled princess type it would be the tiniest bit satisfying but it was impossible not to root for her. Thomas is a little troubled but has what Dana always wanted: a loving mother. All said and done, she isn’t jealous though, she’s happy for him.
Dana is a great example of a loveable, strong character done right. She’s switched on and tries not to rely on anyone, but she needs help at times. Thomas was a little more flaky in that he had been through a lot but didn’t appear as burdened with his experiences as was realistic. He is such a loveable scamp though and he and Dana go together like strawberries and cream.
This is a pretty fast-paced book, action-packed and super immersive. I would have loved a little more backstory on the relationships between kingdoms and more worldly description. Sometimes the settings weren’t the easiest to imagine and I feel like a little more description here and there would have truly sucked me in.
What an awesome start to a series though, The Fae Prophecy is a great fantasy book. Great for fantasy fans looking for lots of mystery and adventure with a strong protagonist at the helm.
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