Book Review: The Rise of Riverstone

Genre: Fiction (mild action and fantasy)

Summary: Praed is a country of vast prairies and looming mountains where the elite make their homes along a mighty river. For hundreds of years, to wear the crown is to tempt fate, for in Praed, any man may become king if he’s strong enough.

Laria Audrey lives in privilege as the daughter of a famous knight, until one night she’s ripped from her bed to find that her entire life has gone up in flames. Forced to serve those responsible, Laria pretends to be deaf and mute to survive. But when days turn to weeks, Laria loses hope of awakening from the nightmare and must admit she’s truly alone.

When her sworn enemy approaches her with a shocking proposition, Laria must decide if she’ll resign herself to misery or become the hero she never believed she could be.

My Opinion: I love reading tales of heroic women who clear their path and do the good, they give me chills and make me feel like I’m one them too. This is basically the first book in the series and I remember reading this book when I was personally having a rough time in my life, this is truly the most interesting and well written fiction I read that was also very uplifting. I not just enjoyed it, I actually lived the story.

Good and Bad: The best part was the characters, Laria and all the other even evil ones were brought to life so well. I feel the author worked so much on her characters that is very significant in her writing too.

My favorites from the book: Besides being a fictional tale, it’s book that left me with many take aways, my favourite one is often in life we don’t realise our own powers but doesn’t mean they don’t exist!

Target Audience: 14+ onwards will enjoy it. A story that brings so many emotions while reading and of course it’s a long read but reading it felt like watching a series with episodes.

What to expect: Great and well weaved characters, strong themes, major fantasy vibes and very well written.

Final verdict: I will whole heatedly suggest to all my fellow book lovers, fantasy lovers and people who wanna read something clam yet fierce.

Rating: 5 /5


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