Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Tales of Goldstone Wood Series)


We have heard mentioned in the books that come before this of a woman named Starflower. Now, we get to learn more! Remember Eanrin? He was in a few of the prior stories. You might recall him as the Chief Poet and Bard of Rudiobus. He is about as self-centered and narcissistic as he could possibly be. His ego could fill rooms. Uggg!  However, he so very much fancies the Lady Gleamden. One bit of a problem, she has been taken hostage, kidnapped by a dragon-witch. So off he goes, to rescue his damsel in distress and save the day! Umm, one other problem. There is a girl stuck in the world-between and her name is Starflower. He can't exactly leave her there because she seems to know more, and be more than she looks.
Eanrin has the Black Dogs hounding him. Really. They are tracking him and it isn't a glamours game now, it is getting down to the heart and soul of matters, and some matters need changing and changing fast!

I have so much more to say about this book, but it will come later.
I have to stay I have not been disappointed by a single book in this wonderful series and if you haven't read them, go get them all and start with Heartless!

Carol :)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

Bethany House Publishers (November 1, 2012)
Anne Elisabeth Stengl


Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she enjoys her profession as an art teacher, giving private lessons from her personal studio, and teaching group classes at the Apex Learning Center. She is married to the handsome man she met at fencing class and lives with him and a gaggle of cats. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University. Heartless is her debut novel.

Anne Elisabeth is also the author of the Tales of Goldstone Wood, a series of fantasy adventure novels told in the classic Fairy Tale style.

The Black Dogs Are on the Hunt, But Who Is Their Prey?

When a cursed dragon-witch kidnaps fairest Lady Gleamdren, the Bard Eanrin sets boldly forth on a rescue mission...and a race against his rival for Gleamdren's favor. Intent upon his quest, the last thing the immortal Faerie needs is to become mixed up with the troubles of an insignificant mortal. 

But when he stumbles upon a maiden trapped in an enchanted sleep, he cannot leave her alone in the dangerous Wood Between. One waking kiss later, Eanrin suddenly finds his story entangled with that of young Starflower. A strange link exists between this mortal girl and the dragon-witch. Will Starflower prove the key to Lady Gleamdren's rescue? Or will the dark power from which she flees destroy both her and her rescuer? 

If you would like to read the first chapter of Starflower, go HERE

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