Allerleirauh

Chantal Gadoury

Genre:  YA Fantasy / Fairy Tale / Romance

Self Published © Chantal Gadoury

Date of Publication:  December 21st 2015

ISBN: 1522880801

ISBN-13: 978-1522880806

ASIN:  B019O4UAN4

Number of pages:  232

Word Count: 54,551

Cover Artist: Chantal Gadoury

Photography:  Ivan Bliznetsov

 

Book Description:

Once Upon a Time…
In the Kingdom of Tränen, a King makes a promise to his dying wife to only remarry someone who has her golden hair. With time, the King finds his eyes are turned by his maturing daughter. Realizing her father’s intentions, Princess Aurelia tries to trick her Father by requesting impossible gifts: dresses created by the sun, moon and stars and a coat made of a thousand furs. When Aurelia discovers his success, she knows she must run away from her privileged life and escapes the kingdom disguised by the cloak and under a new name, “Allerleirauh.”

Aurelia enters the safe haven of the Kingdom of Saarland der Licht, where she is taken under the care of the handsome and gentle Prince Klaus. Hoping to not be discovered by her father’s courtiers, Aurelia tries to remain hidden under her new false identity. Unexpected love is found between Aurelia and Prince Klaus and is challenged with an approaching arranged marriage between the Kingdom of Saarland der Licht and a neighboring ruler. With the possibility of discovery hanging in the air, Aurelia must face the difficulties of her past with her father in her journey of self-discovery before the Prince and his entire Kingdom learns the truth of her real identity, and she looses him forever.

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#BookReview: Spearwood Academy Volume 4 by A.S. Oren 5/5 Stars

Overview: We finally meet Avalon and Amr’s parents. We learn through scattered memories that she was not abandoned by her parents as a baby, nor was she completely ignorant of her world like we thought when she first went off to school. We find a new love interest, and a traitor in the midst. At the end, our big battle comes between an older brother we didn’t know exist and our hero’s are left unconscientious.

Opinion: it seems like just when the story is getting good, or picks up the pace, the book ends and you have to move on to the next one. Again we are getting some answers, but even more questions. Who is the older brother? Why doesn’t Amr know of him? If the twins are somewhat symbiotic, why didn’t they realize it before despite the warped minds? If every time she was warped, why wasn’t Amr warped as well? Those last two could just be plot holes though.