So, that title. Intriguing, huh? 😉 Sorry for the late(r) post, but I didn’t even finish this book until this afternoon, so, yeah….
Today’s book is Prince of Demargen (bk 3 in Thaw) by E. Kaiser Weiser. Let’s see about this book!!
The whole world knows his guilt, and is absolutely correct about it, but how far can a man go to regain respect so swiftly lost?
Or is an honorable death the best a fallen star can hope for?
What I thought:
So I hadn’t actually read the first two books, but I was assured by multiple people (author included) that it would be fine, so long as I’ve watched Frozen (which believe me, I have 😉 ).
So at first in the beginning I though it was kinda slow and I didn’t really want to read it cause there was a lot of political stuff and it just didn’t really catch my interest.
But once Hess got banished (SPOILERS!!!), the pace began to pick up and I enjoyed it more. Then on his journey it got a little slow and I kinda lost a sense of time (meaning I wasn’t quite sure how much time had past in the book)
And once Hess got to Noren (EVEN MORE SPOILERS!!!!), I was really enthralled!
But at the end, Queen Ilise got on nerves. A decent bit.
If you’ve watched Frozen, but haven’t read the first two books in Thaw, you’d still be able to follow along the story (as I did), which I kind of liked so you could read this as a series, or as a stand-alone.
And I really liked the writing. Except for a few confusing parts, I followed along pretty well and overall enjoyed it. 🙂
I liked Hess. Well, not as much later. Or the beginning. BUT I did like him throughout the whole middle. 😉
Also, I liked Halvor, Girta, Kai, and the reindeer. They’re all, just, yes.
Ilise, well, she’s a little complicated. I liked her at first, then, ehhh. But after a little while of her, I was really starting to like her, then at the end, she just got on my nerves.
While I really liked the writing, it just felt a little slow for a few chapters. And there were times where I felt confused (aside from not reading the first books), and most of the time I had no idea about the time line.
And as I mentioned above, the characters all kinda were meh to me at the end (especially Ilise).
This book is appropriate (at least I feel) for all ages. There’s nothing too scary or violent or romance-y.
So in conclusion, while I did really like this book and will most likely read more in the series, it’s not a five star book for me.
3.5 Stars ∗∗∗∗
So … what’d you think?? Do you like fairy tale retellings? If so, what’s your favorite? Tell me in the comments, and I’ll see ya next week!! 😀
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