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Tales of Goldstone Wood #4
by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Bethany House
When a cursed dragon-witch kidnaps the lovely Lady Gleamdren, 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?
I have never fallen in love with a story so completely before. This has to be one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a long time. Starflower has a place in history next to classics like Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Alice in Wonderland.
Starflower to me tells the story of what it means to love. It is about love in every form.
First you have the Dragonwitch. She is a cursed woman who has been betrayed by love and even though she has such a fiery anger in her you know that to have hate you have to love as well. I look forward to seeing the rest of her story.
Then you have Lady Gleamdren who is in love with herself so much that she allows herself to be kidnapped just to receive attention. She is quite self absorbed but she does provide several laughs.
Glomar is such an honorable man. He loves Lady Gleamdren even from afar. His is a story of longing for love.
Eanrin has not yet learned what love truly is but his journey is incredible. I loved seeing him going from crowd pleasing poet to kick ass hero. Not to mention that he is incredibly sexy!
However this story is all about Imraldera. She is a cursed woman who has been through too much heartache and tragedy in her short life Her ability to survive that kind of pain but still love the unlovable is commendable. I found I could relate to her from the very beginning. She is an amazing woman who I think given time could change all of Faerie. I hope to some day love the way she does.
Anne Elisabeth Stengl has just made my top three favorite authors and I can not wait to see where this story continues. If you have not yet read her book please give it a try. It just doesn't get any better than a story about the simplicity of love!
About the Author:
Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a passel of cats, and one long-suffering dog. When she's not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and studies piano, painting, and pastry baking. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University. She is the author of HEARTLESS, VEILED ROSE, MOONBLOOD, and STARFLOWER, with DRAGONWITCH due to release in 2013. HEARTLESS and VEILED ROSE have each been honored with a Christy Award.
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