Hullo, dear friends! I come today with some very exciting news. You may know by now how much I love the "Legends of Light" series which is being written by Hope Ann, and she just released another one!!
War clouds the horizon and rebels gather under a mysterious leader. Alone, with her two younger sisters, Elissa watches the mountain road desperately for her brother’s return. Instead, she receives news of his capture by a strange figure covered in scars and cloaked in wolf skins. With rebels drawing nearer, she sets off to find her brother. To save him. There is no one else who can.
Yet she soon finds the rose that granted her warning now holds her captive in safety. Outside the valley, war threatens those she loves most. Though her strange host claims the ancient promises of the Prince’s return and victory over the rebels, Elissa knows the blood-drenched truth. She is on her own. Elissa will do anything to keep her family safe, but more than one kind of wolf stalks the Blackwood and danger lurks closer than she could ever imagine.
For some clarification, this is the new first book in the series. It's replacing the previous "Rose of Prophecy" and it adds more details about the history of the kingdom of Aslaria and sets a good foundation for the rest of the series.
My review: ✩✩✩✩✩
This book was so engaging! If it wasn't an e-book, I'd say I couldn't put it down, but as it is, I'll say that it was very hard to close it out. :) I've learned to be prepared to be surprised when reading something by Hope...you never know where she's going to take you, but the destination is satisfying. "Rose of the Oath" was quite a bit darker and more dramatic than its predecessor "Rose of Prophecy" and the characters much deeper. The plot developed very well and was gripping. As always, the whole cast of characters were amazing and surprising. Beauty in this version was harder for me to relate to than the other one, but seeing the fact that's she's given a harder past, that's understandable. And I loved how the tragic past made her more relatable to the Beast. Throught the story we're shown plainly and beautifully what true love is, and I also found faith to be an important theme in it. Magical, inspiring, pleasing. . .this novella is highly recommended in my opinion!
And listen to this lovely good news. . .it's being offered for free!! So what are you waiting for? Go and download yourself a copy!
Download at: Amazon • Smashwords • iTunes
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But don't go away yet! There's also a prequel to this Beauty and the Beast retelling, Rose of the Night - an account of how the ‘Beast’ became the Beast.
Click here to claim your free copy!
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Can things get any better? Yes! In honor of the official release of Rose of the Oath, Hope's other novellas are $0.99 for this week only!
Buy Song of the Sword: A Rapunzel Novella
Buy Shadows of the Hersweald: A Hansel and Gretel Novella
About Hope Ann
Hope Ann is a speculative fiction writer who lives on a small farm in northern Indiana. She has
self-published three Legends of Light novellas and writes regular articles for Kingdom Pen as the
Writing Team Captain. Reading since the age of five, and introducing herself to writing at age
eight, she never had a question that the author’s life was the life for her. Her goal is to write
thrilling Christian fantasy and futuristic fiction — stories she longed for while growing up. After
graduating from homeschool, Hope now teaches writing to several of her eight younger siblings.
She loves climbing trees, archery, photography, Lord of the Rings, chocolate, and collecting
shiny things she claims are useful for story inspiration.
This post is bursting with good news for anyone who loves Christian fantasy and fairytale retellings. If you fit into one of the mentioned categories, go and read them for yourself. Then I'd love to hear your thoughts. (And so would she...help support your fellow authors!)🌹