Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: The Treasure of Isian (Isian #1) by Serena Clarke

The Treasure of Isian (Isian, #1) 
The Treasure of Isian by Serena Clarke
Published: September 2012
Prince Garin is a brave, proud, adventure-seeking prince. Elani is his most trusted servant and she would do anything for him, even die for him.
Their quest to find the mystical Treasure of Isian is immediately interrupted and they find themselves confronted by angry giants, soul-stealing elves, bewitched dragons, a vengeful water-witch, battling foes, and a mysterious kingdom.
Elani must face her greatest fears to save her prince and her kingdom. Garin must decide what the most important things are in his life.
Will they be able to make a great sacrifice to save the kingdom? And will Elani find true love?

Become lost in the adventure, love, loyalty, and mystery of The Treasure of Isian!

My Review: 
Prince Garin is a vain and shallow man as the story begins. His need for adventure sends him on a quest with his most valued servant, Elani. Elani would do pretty much anything for the prince. As they set out, they are almost immediately besieged by unforeseen complications--giants, dragons, water witches, etc.

As with most quests, progress is made toward the end result. A bonus with this one is the growth the characters went through as the quest moved forward. Elani is a strong and stable character, yet even she had to go through some challenging events that really tested her strength. Garin had his own share of difficulties. Sometimes, going through hard times uncover characteristics that weren't visible before. The transformation that he went through was great! I loved that these characters learned some great life lessons and what truly matters in life.

Full of twists and turns, this story was a fun journey! My only wish: I wanted a few more details and emotions shared.

Content: clean.

About the Author:
Image of Serena ClarkeSerena Clarke has loved writing since she was young and has taken several writing classes. She loves fantasy with a hint of romance and wishes to contribute to the genre.
Serena has a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and is a member of the Red Mountain Shadows Publishing team. She is passionate about learning, reading, art, and design. She enjoys designing her book covers as much as writing her books.

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