***I received a gift copy from the author in return for an honest review***
Princess Rheulea, known as Rhea to her family, is not your average swooning girlie Princess. Raised by her father and being the only girl alongside her brothers, she learned to hunt and fence. When her father remarries, her stepmother tries to mould Rhea to behave as a Princes should: in a more ladylike manner.
When her actions cause two innocent people to a more than probable death, she gets a sharp shock and a dose of reality. Vowing to try and put things right, Rhea undertakes a journey that Princesses are not trained for.
This is a story that should keep many young teens happy for several hours. It has all the fantasy elements: magical creatures, Knights, Royalty and action galore.
What I liked:
Rhea’s character: The fact that Rhea tries to adhere to how a Princess should behave, even whilst secretly continuing the activities she was told to stop doing. Her inquisitiveness and impetuous ways remind me of myself 😀 The naivety she displays in certain situations make her more beliveable as a teen.
The supporting cast: I also enjoyed the characters of Paladin, Hiylienea and Zephen. Each had their own strengths and weaknesses and each help Rhea’s character to grow throughout the story.
Descriptions and writing style: S. J. Aisling writes a very good story. I liked the old world feel that I got while reading ‘Becoming The Chateran’. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love feeling like I’ve gone back in time and am watching events unfold.
Who would I recommend this book to?
Anyone aged 12 and up who loves Fantasy. It’s not too gory for the pre teens.
Would I read the rest of the series?
Yes, I would. I want to see if the rest of the series is as good as the first book.
A straight up 4 Shamrocks. This fantasy novel is one definitely worth reading.