Friday, February 19, 2016

A Whisper of Spring


Today's post is on A Whisper of Spring by Lynn Kurland.  It is a novella that takes place before her first Nine Kingdoms trilogy. It is 82 pages long and is published by Berkley. The intended reader is someone who likes fantasy, love stories, and interesting plots. There is no language, no sex, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close perspective of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- When Iolaire, princess of Ainneamh, is captured by the black mage of Wychweald, her brother seeks out the most unlikely of rescuers, a king who lives in a hunting lodge and keeps his crown in the flour bin. Symon of Neroche agrees to attempt to save a woman he has secretly dreamed about for years, though it may mean his life in trade.

Review- This takes place before Lothar became the big bad for the world. He is just starting out and he wants a wife. So he kidnaps the beautiful elven princess Iolaire. Luckly for her the king of the newly made kingdom of Neroche has been in love with her for years.  It was a lot of fun to see the beginnings of the main bad guy and how Neroche was founded. Lothar is really just a background presence but he does it well. Symon is great, I really like him. He is a bad place because Lothar is his older brother but he is going bad. Iolaire is not bad I would  have liked to see of her before she was kidnapped. A good addition to the Nine Kingdoms lore.

I give this novella a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.