Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Book of Genevieve by Mark Boyd

Title:  The Book of Genevieve
Series:  A Dragon's Tale #2
Author:  Mark Boyd
Published:  June 13/14
Length:  508pgs
Format: ecopy
Genre:  fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

In the course of one days time, Princess Genevieve Cheval discovers that her ears are starting to point, that she is really the daughter of an Elven Princess that died giving birth to her and that she has inherited the only weapon that can kill the evil beast overtaking the forbidden forest…which also happens to be the step-brother she never knew she had.

Drawn into the forbidden forest by a mysterious dream, Genevieve is led to Queen Bellaserena of the Pegasaurs by two young elven brothers. She discovers the Queen is with foal and due at any moment. Delivering the young one, Genevieve saves the life of the Queen and her son with the weapon she’d inherited from her dead mother. Bellaserena informs Genevieve that the young Princess is destined to a power and a life greater than she’d ever imagined. Now, not only seeking her elven family of origin, she finds out that she is an integral part of the Prophecy as told in the ancient Dragon Book of Lore. Embroiled in battle to save the forest and her elven kinsmen from the bloodvine, she soon discovers there is an ancient evil set to destroy her and the man she loves, King Leto Sargovia. Aware that this is a battle to the death, she is ready to commit to any action that will allow the Prophecy to manifest.

My Review:

You can definitely see a transformation in Boyd’s writing style from the first novel in the series to this one. As his story continues to grow, so does the writing. Readers can still expect the same brilliant descriptions that bring his world to life in a vivid manner, but the storytelling has become even more captivating. I found myself completely lost in this fantasy world with no desire to escape.

I thoroughly enjoyed the way that Boyd’s characters continue to grow throughout the story. They don’t remain static, but continue to grow and morph throughout this epic tale. This is definitely one of those stories where there is a character for everyone to relate to. You can’t help but be drawn to some and cringe away from others. The line between good and evil has been drawn and these characters fall firmly on one side or another, adding to the action and adventure of the story itself. It is simply amazing.

This is a great addition to Boyd’s series. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

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  1. Fingers crossed! I really do want to read and enjoy this series

  2. Looks like I'm not the only one gets drawn in by covers.

  3. loved the first book so this one should be great

  4. This book looks really interesting. The cover had me alone, I love it!