Tales of Goldstone Wood Series, Book 1

eBook - 2010
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Princess Una of Parumvir, searching for a proper prince to marry, ignores the warnings and advances of Prince Aethelbald from Farthestshore until the Dragon King himself comes to Parumvir, putting Una in grave danger. Original.

Baker Publishing Group
Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon be married. She dreams of a handsome and charming prince, but when the first suitor arrives, she finds him stodgy and boring. Prince Aethelbald from the mysterious land of Farthestshore has traveled far to prove his love--and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be approaching Parumvir. Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald's offer--and ignores his warnings. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir, and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in grave danger. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.
A princess's heart is the prize in this Tolkein-esque world of dragons and knights; a blend of fantasy with a love for the ages.

Publisher: Ada : Baker Publishing Group, 2010
ISBN: 9781441212016
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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May 17, 2015

A nice story, enjoyable if you like allegories. It was too much of an allegory for me, it felt to heavy-handed and because the characters had to fit into the Christ-Salvation allegory, were not as well rounded as most fantasy characters should be. I wanted to root for the happy ending of princess and her prince - but it wasn't satisifying enough as a love story. He was too stiff, too unreachable. And because it was obviously allegorical, the story was pretty predictable.

Apr 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. At the beginning I struggled a bit to get into it but by the middle I had a hard time putting it down. It's an allegory, with Aethelbald being the Christ-figure. I loved Stengl's writing style and the way the characters spoke. It was a bit old-fashioned, but it fit the story wonderfully. The plot is exciting and some parts made me want to cry. I think Stengl does a fantastic job of showing Jesus' love in the character of Aethelbald. I recommend this book to all teenagers and adults, and anyone who likes fantasy. I am looking forward to reading more of the Goldstone books.

Dec 15, 2012

I could NOT put this book down, it was so interesting!

S_FORBES Sep 01, 2011

Awesome book! Not as predictable as others, which made it all the more enjoyable!

Dec 30, 2010

This was an amazing book! Full of adventure, love, and dragons! I was really stuck in this book, and would not part with it till I finished! So GOOOD!


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