Monday, November 19, 2012

Starflower -Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bethany House Publishers (November 1, 2012)
Anne Elisabeth Stengl


Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she enjoys her profession as an art teacher, giving private lessons from her personal studio, and teaching group classes at the Apex Learning Center. She is married to the handsome man she met at fencing class and lives with him and a gaggle of cats. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University. Heartless is her debut novel.

Anne Elisabeth is also the author of the Tales of Goldstone Wood, a series of fantasy adventure novels told in the classic Fairy Tale style.


The Black Dogs Are on the Hunt, But Who Is Their Prey?

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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Starflower, go HERE.

My thoughts:  I'm not really sure what to say about this book.  It is definitely not something that I would just pick up off a shelf and want to read.  Yet, then again, it was a very well written and truly good book.  I really did enjoy reading it once I started.  I'm not much of a science fiction type of reader, so this was a bit out of my normal readings.  I am glad I read this book and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys this type of book.  Well, I recommend it for others too, because it has a good message and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

I received a copy of this for free to read as part of the CFBA. However, all opinions in this post are mine and not influenced by others. I was not compensated in anyway for this review other than a copy of the book Pin It Now!


  1. this book is so up my alley, would love to get the chance to read it, some day soon i hope sounds so interesting i want to know more

  2. I admit I'm not much of a fantasy reader myself but I am often pleasantly surprised by books that I wouldn't initially think are for me. I might have to give this one a try.

  3. I love reading science fiction book and I am pretty sure I can appreciate this one. :D