Published by AWS Writing on August 31, 2021
Series: The Crowned Chroincles #1
Genres: Fantasy & Magic
Source: Paperback from Author
A realm touched and forgotten by magic. A young queen orphaned by disease. A prince after her heart.
Queen Rosemary Avelia knows little about ruling a kingdom, and even less so about the ancient legends of her land. Since no one has been born Talented in centuries, she simply scoffs at the idea of magic. However, when the charming Prince Gryffin Danicio arrives just as her kingdom is under a deadly threat, he shows her that not all kingdoms of the Magian Peninsula have so quickly dismissed the legends of the Talented. Perhaps the Talented should not so easily be forgotten.
Of Legends and Roses is the first book in The Crowned Chronicles, a series following passionate and determined Queen Rosemary as she faces reign, love, the threat of war, and the mystifying world of the Talented.
Of Legends and Roses is the first book in the Crowned Chronicles series by debut author Ashley Slaughter (what a fantastic fantasy author last name!) Of Legends and Roses was a great debut novel and really made me interested in continuing on with The Crowned Chronicles series. This book has lots of great world building and character development, along with mystery, secrets and plenty of political intrigue.
In Of Legends and Roses, we meet our main character Queen Rosemary. Rose is a young queen, who rose to the rank earlier than expected with the passing of her parents. Her advisors are pushing her to marry, and Rose is reluctant to do so. This may or may not partly have to do with a certain best friend of hers….I enjoyed Zeke, Rosemary and the whole cast of characters. Ashley Slaughter does a wonderful job of setting the stage for an awesome sounding fantasy series. I am completely intrigued and pleasantly surprised with some of the twists and turns that were present in the book.
I am also super interested to see what is going to develop on the magic front. Magic is all but gone from these lands at the start of our story. It has been so long since anyone has had any magical abilities (called the Talented in this story) that people just starting to think of magic as a thing of legends. I cannot wait to see what is to come of magic in the next book. I have some thoughts of my own, but I am super excited to see it develop more. Of Legends and Roses was an easy read that left me anxious for more from this series. I can’t wait for the next book.
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