Title: Taliaschild (Beyond Fairytales Series)
Author Name & Publisher: Anastasia Vitsky (Decadent Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: August 18, 2015 – 56 pgs
Six years after the mysterious talisman brought Queen Vina to Talia, it chooses a new owner in Sonna, a child of the streets. Unprotected by her amputee father and beaten by her mother for failing to bring home scraps for the family to eat, Sonna runs into the self-assured Kira, daughter and heir to Vina’s queendom.
Weary of endless rules and duties involved in training to become the future queen, Kira leaps at the chance to escape with a new friend. When she places the priceless talisman around Sonna’s neck, neither can remove the jewelry.
Alarmed at Kira losing the talisman’s protection, Vina and Talia take drastic steps to protect the princess. In the process, the entire earth descends into chaos.
Five years later, nineteen-year-old Sonna forages for two-day-old fish heads while dodging street pimps. The talisman leads her to the mysterious Nicodemus, who offers one command:
“Go to Kira. She needs you.”
Baffled, Sonna embarks on her journey. What can a pauper offer a spoiled princess? Will the street child end up surprising them all?
There were some parts in the early sections of this book that left me feeling confused but I have since chalked that up to having not read Taliasman. Once I gained a grasp on the characters and their relationships to each other it flowed well and kept my interest. The twists and turns in the plot held my attention and the characters seemed well put together and properly developed. I fully intend to read Taliasman in the near future to give me a better understanding of this storyline and I would recommend other readers pick up that book first.
Overall this book was well planned, detailed, well written and made me want more from the characters in the future!
Cookie queen, wooden spoon lady, and champion of carbs, Anastasia Vitsky specializes in F/F fiction. She hates shoes and is allergic to leather. When not writing about women who live spankily ever after, she coordinates reader and author events such as Spank or Treat, Love Spanks, and Sci Spanks. Her favorite event is Ana’s Advent Calendar, a month-long celebration of books, community, and making a difference.
She is too afraid to watch Doctor Who, but she adores The Good Wife and anything with Audrey Hepburn. In her next life, she will learn how to make the perfect pie crust. She can be found at governingana.wordpress.com and on twitter @AnastasiaVitsky.
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