Monday, April 3, 2017

The Forsaken Crown

The Forsaken Crown (Book 0)
A Desolate Empire Prequel

The Forsaken Crown (The Desolate Empire Book 0) by [Ochs, Christina]

About the Book:

Title: The Forsaken Crown (Book 0) | Author: Christina Ochs | Publisher: Lujin Press | Pages: 241 | Genre: Historical Fiction | Recommended Ages: Young Adult

Book Description:

A disgraced soldier. A young prince fighting for his inheritance. A kingdom at the mercy of a corrupt regent.

Sonya, an ambitious mercenary intent on commanding her own army, vowed nothing would stand in her way. But then she ran afoul of the most powerful woman in the empire. Humiliated and condemned, she now must struggle to survive. 

Kendryk has a vast kingdom to rule, though he isn't old enough to do it on his own. But when he learns his regent, Duke Desmond, wants to seize the throne, the stakes turn deadly. With no one he can turn to, young Kendryk is forced to rely on an outsider. 

Now their destinies have intertwined and the fate of the kingdom is at stake. Can Sonya and Kendryk overcome their pasts and mistrust to find a path to victory? Or will the forces arrayed against them triumph?

In this prequel to The Desolate Empire Series, Christina Ochs delivers thrilling battles, devious political intrigue and compelling characters. The Forsaken Crown combines the excitement of the Three Musketeers with the sweeping imagery of fantasy. Readers are calling this powerful series "an all-ages Game of Thrones." 

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My Review:

The Forsaken Crown is a suspenseful historical novel set in Germany with a bit of fantasy, romance, and humor. The story is well thought out and well written. It is the prequel to The Desolate Empire Series and I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.

Sonya is a strong female protagonist with a sense of honor and a drive for justice. These qualities sometimes get her into grave situations. She has loyal friends who are willing to go on missions with her where the odds are stacked against them. There are also a variety of adversaries to keep the story interesting.

It's clean young adult fiction and I recommend it for everyone!

About the Author:

Christina Ochs

Christina Ochs

Christina Ochs is the author of historical fantasy series, The Desolate Empire, which is based upon the events of the Protestant Reformation and the Thirty Years War (1618-48). Many of her characters are also based on historical figures.

With degrees in history and business, Christina uses her writing to indulge her passion for reading and research. Publishing as an indie author provides an outlet for her entrepreneurial side and she is an avid supporter of fellow authors, both independent and traditionally published.

Christina lives in a semi truck full time, traveling the United States with her truck driver husband and two cats, Phoenix and Nashville.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book for my honest review.
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