Hey there fellow book lovers! Today, I am excited to be participating in the blog tour of The Shadow Prince, which is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.
The Shadow Prince
(Mortal Enchantment #0.5)
Publication date: March 25th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Prequel novella to the award-winning YA fantasy series Mortal Enchantment. Discover a world of elemental powers, courage, duty, sacrifice, forbidden romance and a war for the very elements of life.
Sixteen-year-old Rowan is an elemental prince. Banished to the mortal world, he doubts he will ever return to Avalon and claim the fire court throne. Until he receives a challenge from his estranged mother. If he slays Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental, princess of the air court, she will abdicate her throne. Is he capable of completing such a heinous task? And what price will he pay if he refuses?
Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.
“Filled with betrayal and intrigue, The Shadow Prince is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!” Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Thank you so much Netgalley, Stacey O’Neale and Xpresso Book Tours for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
“Through it all, I remained focused on my mission. It was time to cast aside the childish prince and become the stone-hearted warrior. I would be the monster they feared— the slayer in the night. I am the shadow prince. “
Fast paced, intriguing and enchanting, Stacey O’Neal’s introduction to her new series, Mortal Enchantment is definitely right up my street.
Rowan is about to become the new king to the throne but before he does, he is set a task which must be completed or face the extreme consequences. He has to kill the daughter of a king. I loved the world building and the characters and the friendship between Rowan and Marcus.
THE SHADOW PRINCE is an amazing story, written well, with a unique story and intense plot. O’Neale is a wonderful writer . I was instantly drawn into this world of elemental courts and shapeshifters that were nothing more then slaves. She kept the world-building simple, choosing to leave aspects up to my imagination instead of describing everything. You are transported to the mythical Avalon with only a few short descriptions, yet it plays out in front of you. Rowan is faced with huge choices, moral dilemmas and life changing decisions and it all plays out as real and logical. All of it setting the stage for what I can only believe will be a great first in series.
Then I have to go on to describe the uniqueness of this novella. The novella has both an adult concepts , but with YA backbone.
You don’t find many YAs penned from the male POV, so that also had something to do with it. If you are a fan of great world-building, hot male heroes and young adult fantasy and paranormal stories, you’ll really enjoy Stacey O’Neale’s THE SHADOW PRINCE.
I really enjoyed the creative humor that was in here. If you like Fantasy, Paranormal, Fairies, Royalty, Magic, a touch of romance, action, Alternative World’s that have portals between our world and theirs, then I highly recommend this. I also have to agree that this reminds me of Author, Holly Black. So for fans of her, this is a must!
The prequel novella. At only 76 pages, it’s short, but definitely leaves you wanting more. I thought it was a great introduction, to which I believe will be a very promising series by a talented debut author. The Shadow Prince gives you a lot of insight of what’s to come and I can’t wait to read more.
This Novella is currently FREE on Amazon
Recommendations: Recommended for a PG-13 crowd, because of mild violence and some mature themes.
Award-winning author, Stacey O’Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult fantasy and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.