I’ve been reading a bit more straight-up fantasy lately, and I think it’s something to do with my latest niggling feeling to write a fantasy series. This is way in the future, after I’ve done at least four or five urban fantasy series. I don’t want to distract from the stuff I’m really passionate about, but I’d love to experiment some day.
I’m not a seasoned fantasy reader bar the books where ordinary people from our world get sucked into fantasy realms. But the genre is starting to appeal to me more, especially after reading “Last Memoria” by Rachel Emma Shaw. While Lord of the Rings is great, huge fantasy wars aren’t my thing. So when I find fantasy books that look at different conflicts, they instantly appeal.
Cue, The Witch of Selvenor.
“The palace dungeon.
Zynnera never dreamed she’d wind up there. She never planned to help the prisoners escape. But most of all, she never imagined who she would meet. Prince Anaros had been locked away for two decades, cursed by the evil witch, Eradoma, to suffer endlessly as he watched his people suffer.
Now that he’s free, Anaros is determined to save his kingdom and he’ll start by finding the rebel camp…assuming it still exists. He and Zynnera are hopeful Eradoma can be defeated, but their journey through the land of Selvenor will prove more difficult than they imagined as they discover the secrets of the past and find their destinies are connected. Magic has driven Selvenor into darkness, but it may also be the only thing that can save it.”
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By the blurb alone, I’m feeling comfortable with this book. I have a bit of a pet peeve with fantasy, which is the outlandish, hard-to-pronounce names of things. I’m sure there are people out there who love all sorts of names, but I’m a bit particular. The Witch of Selvenor has many unusual words, but they are all super pleasant to read.
This book promises lots of magic, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in!
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