Review: Prince of Malorn, Annals of Alasia, III by Annie Douglass Lima
I had the opportunity to beta-read this one a couple of months ago with orders to blunt and objective in my critique. I did that. Annie was very open to suggestions. I really enjoyed the book.
The evil regent is determined to prevent the prince from taking the throne
Prince Korram is heir to the throne of Malorn, but one major obstacle stands between seventeen-year-old Prince and the throne that is his birthright: Regent Rampus. Temporary ruler of Malorn, Rampus has no intention of giving up his position when the crown prince comes of age – or of allowing the prince to live long enough to reach that age. Regent Rampus is determined to stay in power at all costs.
Can the prince find loyal warriors to help him?
Korram treks into the Impassable Mountains to try to recruit allies from among the one segment of Malornian society not under Rampus’s control. But can he lead a band of untrained hunters and gatherers to victory, or will they all be crushed before the prince can claim his crown? Desperate to build an army of his own to stand against the regent, Korram treks into the Impassable Mountains to try to recruit the one segment of Malornian society not under Rampus’s control. But can he lead a band of untrained hunters and gatherers to victory against the full might of the Malornian military? Or will they all be crushed by the grasping hand of the regent before the prince can claim his rightful throne?
A simple enough plot, but this one’s intriguing…
The Prince must give up everything he knows to communicate with the so-called savages. Little does he know what he must do to accomplish this task…
It’s a fun read. I haven’t read the first two in the series. But this one’s good except…
It’s a clean read but certainly not Christian.
There is no spiritual level to this speculative reality. There’s nothing offensive, but without a Savior it’s pretty hopeless.