Ebook – 212 Pages – June 3rd 2019 – Fantasy
In all the fairy tales the maiden falls in love with the prince…but she has to remember that this isn’t a fairy tale.
Born into a kingdom where those of magical Gifts are rejected, feared, and even killed, Serena has spent her life striving to hide her ability and keep her younger brother safe.
The bastard son of the hated king and father he hardly knows, Prince Milosh is considered an outcast. He never expects to feel anything but contempt for the peasant girl who unexpectedly shows up in his life, forcing him to answer questions he never wished to ask.
When two very different worlds are thrown together under less than desirable circumstances, both hold deep judgment towards the other. But will they learn to see beyond their stations and birth so that they may defeat the coming darkness, or will labels given to them at birth continue to define them?
Today we enter the world of Kara Linaburg, a YA author and blogger who, when can’t find her being a disaster in the kitchen, will probably be taking long walks or rereading her favorite books which are basically of every genre possible.
The Broken Prince is a ya fantasy where she wanted to reflect so many affections lots of people struggle with everyday but that are very difficult to speak with someone else and I’m positive we can relate with a lot of this situations.
I did find the idea interesting with the gifted, that are persons that controls elements or have any special talents, and in the other hand we do have the king trying to kill them all if they’re catched using these gifts by any means.
The struggle is palpable for the characters and it does have a very good pace, it give you the info you need along the way so you can unfold the story with as it goes, sometimes I did felt that I went somewhere and then came back with this one, but the narration pick up fast with that, by the end it does pick up very nice all the story and give you all the information missing before so you can see the big picture and a little glance on the future of the characters.
By the beginning of the book, for me the characters on this book were very hard to relate, some situations were very infuriating in a way, specially with our two protagonists, Serena was a young gifted taking care of her brother and when I can understand the train of thought she had in several situations, I think she lacked decision to actually do something about her situation.
On the other side we have then Miloch, a very troubled young man, that crave the freedom and authority he is too scared to take in his hands, and instead of helping his case with the people he want to win, he only seems to dig very hard in the dark, even when faced with an opportunity of improve that he straight out rejects it.
By the end of the story they both do grow a lot and at last you can see a fresh start coming to them, but before that is a little angsty.
Of all the characters my favorites were Hunter, Serena’s brother, that actually seemed to have a north and a sense of purpose on all this chaos, and even he made some mistakes along the way he never stopped trying hard.
So by the end I did felt some kind of wholesome for the story since it did came to an end and the characters development at this point at last feel complete and you see that the story it’s not hollow but does have a very good planning on where the author wanted to get you on the plot and while at some points you just have a love / hate relationship with the characters and all, it does portrait life in every sense, since we do tend to feel that way around other humans too.
Overall a good reading if you like fantasy and don’t mind having a slow start to get out with a good finish at the end.
Want to know how it all begins, read the first character here!!
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