Monday, July 9, 2012


Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Prince Lionheart has made a bargain with a dragon to ensure his country’s prosperity. Once he’s made the terrible choice between love and duty he can’t seem to find his courage and finds himself banishing his best friend. When he realizes she is in danger he must make the decision to rescue her, even if it means losing his throne.

This book is a Christian allegory. The imagery is amazing. The author has a wonderful imagination (which is key to writing a good fantasy) and uses it well in this book.
I’m not a huge fan of fantasy or allegories (although I enjoyed the Narnia series). This may have factored into my opinions about the book. I was confused for much of the book. While it was easy to identify who the Princes and the dragons were, I had a hard time figuring out how each character played a part in the story. I was lost several times as the story changed characters and scenes. This might be typical of this genre. My guess is that a fan of fantasy would absolutely love this book. For me it was just okay.

(Update: I found out after writing this review that this is book three in a series. This would explain my confusion for most of the book.)

I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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