Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"Starflower" Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Bethany House Publishers (November 1, 2012)


Anne Elisabeth Stengl

       This is such an interesting series of books. They would be perfect to purchase and read all in a row. My issue is that I have been reading them one at a time as they are released.  This means that I enter the world of Goldstone Woods and then I leave it and upon returning it takes me the first 5 or 6 chapters to reorient myself to the Woods and the characters and what the heck is going on. It is a fascinating place to go, but a long visit would be better than a short vacation.  It is a very unique world that has been created with amazing characters and allegorical storylines that are beautiful, just very hard to reenter after a long break. At some point I will sit down and read them in a row so I can fully appreciate the beauty of these fairytales.


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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