Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl--Review

Title: Starflower
Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Series: Tales of Goldstone Wood-Book 4
Pages: 348
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Fantasy
My rating: 5 Stars

Summary: Years ago, a young faerie queen gave herself over to the Dragon. Becoming his first child, she burned her city and became the fearsome Dragonwitch, Hri Sora. Then the Dragon took her wings. Desperate to get them back, she agreed to get the "Flowing Gold." Hri Sora kidnaps Lady Gleamdren, the only one who knows where this "Flowing Gold" is. Eanrin, the bard, loves Lady Leamdren and vows to get her back. The soldier, Glomar, says the same. They both set out to find Gleamdren, but along the way, they encounter a young mortal girl, Starflower, who is unconscious beside a river. Eanrin rescues Staflower and she travels with them to find Lady Gleamdren. Both Eanrin and Glomar seem to think the Starflower is an unnecessary burden, but Starflower seems linked to the Dragonwitch. Is Starflower the key to Lady Gleamdren's rescue?

My thoughts:  Amazing book! I love Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Tales of Goldstone Wood series.The characters and the stories are beautiful. But sometimes they get confusing. I was a bit confused about some of the faerie characters' names and their places in the story. And then, about halfway through the book, Starflower began to tell her story. It really helped to see her background, but when it kept switching between her story and the regular story with Eanrin, it did get a bit confusing.  But...I still give it 5 stars.

I got this book free for review from Bethany House. (Thank you!)

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