Review: Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

StarflowerThis is the fourth book in the Tales of Goldstone Wood

About the Book:

When a cursed dragon-witch kidnaps fairest Lady Gleamdren, the Bard Eanrin sets boldly forth on a rescue mission…and a race against his rival for Gleamdren’s favor. Intent upon his quest, the last thing the immortal Faerie needs is to become mixed up with the troubles of an insignificant mortal.

But when he stumbles upon a maiden trapped in an enchanted sleep, he cannot leave her alone in the dangerous Wood Between. One waking kiss later, Eanrin suddenly finds his story entangled with that of young Starflower. A strange link exists between this mortal girl and the dragon-witch. Will Starflower prove the key to Lady Gleamdren’s rescue? Or will the dark power from which she flees destroy both her and her rescuer?

My Thoughts:

Genre(s): Christian Fantasy.

Favorite Quote: “Only love sets you apart. Only love makes you more than an animal. Without love, you are no more than the Beast himself.”

Age Range: 14+ If you know someone younger who is a fan of high fantasy then I think it is appropriate for a younger audience. I think tweens would be really confused with this book if they’re not used to fantasy.

 POV: The main points of view are from Eanrin and Imraldera.

Stars: 5/5

Back stories are usually my favorite. And this one was no different! I was super excited when I found out this book told us more about Eanrin and Imraldera.

Eanrin has been a mystery from the beginning of the series. And my favorite character. We got to see Eanrin a lot more in this book and more of his personality.  Eanrin is my favorite character, but his life has been kind of in the shadows ever since the beginning of the series.

The Faerie people are so neat! They all have two forms, animal and human. It was quite interesting seeing what animal was each person.

There are so many good messages in this book including a focus on 1 Corinthians 13.  Toward the end I had so many goosebumps.  I love looking for the Christian parallels throughout Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s books.
AnneAbout the Author:
Anne Elisabeth is the award-winning author of the Tales of Goldstone Wood, a series of fantasy adventure novels told in the classic Fairy Tale style. She is married to the handsome man she met at fencing class and lives with him, a gaggle of cats, and one long-suffering dog in NC.
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About sierrafaith327

I am a 18 year old Christian, Homeschooled, book addict :D That sums me up in one sentence! I also have a love for horses.

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