Menarm was a great and prosperous kingdom, known throughout the lands for its friendly, hard-working people and fair trade. But a bitter struggle of succession between brothers left the kingdom devastated, the people divided. Some stayed with Fenil, who had conquered the crown, others followed Renil to the wild lands of the north, founding a new kingdom.
Now Adren, the last princess of the vanquished realm of Menarm, finds herself alone in a world where women live in the shadows of men. Not only must she battle her enemies, but also a truth that could obliterate her last hope for happiness and bring dishonor to all those whom she hold dear. On her quest, she finds unlikely allies in a powerful prince and a defiant mercenary, only to be devastated by an ancient and wily elf. Will Adren be able to survive this final assault?
The Elf and the Princess is a brilliant tale of true love, high adventure, and medieval-style warfare between elfs, men, and orks. Drawing inspiration from the myths and legends of Europe and from such writers as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien, Anna del C. Dye spins a completely original tale that will leave the reader wanting more.
Elf and the Princess
The Silent Warrior Trilogy-Book One
Anna del C. Dye
Outskirts Press., 2008
5 Stars, Enchanting…
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com 4/08
The Elf and the Princess by Anna del C. Dye is book one in the The Silent Warrior Trilogy. The plot is a touch of medieval, suspense, and romance. The plot is the story of a kingdom divided. Seventeen-year-old Princess Adren of Menarm is the lead character. In a world where women were expected to take a lesser role, she trains to be a warrior and secretly battles alongside seasoned combatants. The Orks murdered her people and destroyed the beautiful city. Prince Paletim vowed to protect the girl he came to love like a daughter. When the Orks attacked Paletin’s kingdom, the Elves join the battle lead by Captain Dellin. Mystery surrounds the princess.
The Elf and the Princess is skillfully written. The plot is interesting and grabs the reader’s attention. Dye has created a medieval world that will mystify and beguile the reader. The battle scenes come to life on the pages. The characters will enchant the reader. Fans of fantasy will not want to miss out on The Elf and the Princess.
The Elf and the Princess
Anna del C. Dye
Outskirts Press, Inc
Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Reviewed by Dr. Tami Brady
On her sixteenth birthday, Adren’s mother asked her what she wanted for a present. Adren’s asked for sword fighting lessons. Adren was a natural. So for two years, the young girl trained day and night as a warrior.
Throughout her childhood Adren had always known she was different. Her mother told her she was special and on her eighteenth birthday she would learn the truth of her past. Unfortunately, her mother passed before that could happen. Adren knew she was a princess, the last of the realm of Menarm. However, she had no idea of her connection to the elves. Suddenly all the missing pieces of her past would fall into place leaving her elated and completely lost.
The Elf and the Princess has all of the aspects needed for a good story, which it is. The characters are interesting, their backgrounds are mysterious, and there are some very good action scenes.
What the readers have to say:
Hi, this is Michael from California, (a middle-aged security engineer.) I just finished reading The Elf and the Princess. Once I got into it, I was hooked. Good story! I very much enjoyed reading the story. Good job.
(From a senior citizen): This is Daveen.
I am not a reader of fantasies, yet I read this book and I have to say it was very interesting. It has suspense throughout. The plot was very good. I do not like battles, but those in the book were very intriguing. I think some of them were a little long. The love story was woven very well into the plot. I have already recommended it to several of my friends.
A brilliant tale of adventure, suspense, warfare and romance; coupled with Anna’s detailed description of the character’s inner conflicts; made for a delightful read. I am sure the whole family will love it. George Clark, (a twenty-eight-year-old father of three.)
Anthony Lee, (a young man of twenty-five): A really good book. The plot has surprising twists in it. I have ADHD and my body was moving, but my eyes refused to take themselves off from the pages. There were moments when I forgot the time and I got in trouble for it. So make sure if you are going to read this book that you have nothing planned for that day, because once you start it, it will be too hard to stop.
Steven Arias (a young man of twenty-two.) I liked it a lot. It was really good, not only the plot but also the battle scenes. They were not confusing, very descriptive, without being gory. The characters were described very well. I recommend it to anyone, of any age, who likes fantasy.
My name is Marlene Aguilar. I am 15 years old and read the book “The Elf and the Princess” I like it so much that I did a book report on it for my English class and got and A for my work. My teacher asked me about the book and wants to read it herself.