Charming and selfless What could you want for in a Prince Man did he make me swoon 3C line was a fabulous heroine who managed to be very relatable as her personality was well balanced with bravery and humour She is steadfast in her decision making makes realistic choices and is very uick witted making her a wonderful character to read aboutThus I can happily recommend this book to all of you Beauty and the Beast fans and to those who enjoy faerie novels Now if you ll excuse me I need to finish Hidden Huntress 45 Very very good I just found a new favorite book series of mine Everything that I like in a book this book has it And it is illing me that I will have to wait until March for it s seuel but it will be so worth itWhen I say everything I mean everything I was laughing I was swooning I was nervous stressed holding my breath while reading it releasing it out loud I liked I loved I hated I was even yelling in my mind at some of the charactersI have to accentuate that this book left me wondering about all of the directions this story could develop and I really don t now how I m gonna stick it out not nowing it until March I ll just have to But seriously if it was released yesterday it would be the only way I would be okay withLet s talk about the characters The main Character Cecile is a ick ass redhead who is likeable and smart most of the time but at times she can make some stupid decisions and I can honestly say at time I was afraid of all the wrong directions her decisions could lead us Wrong for her other characters and the world itselfThen there is Tristan Likeable most of the time but he seemed ind of lost and trough the whole book I can t say I trusted him completely I still don t There are 2 books that need to be released and a lot could happened Tristan s father the King I didn t like But there are some side characters that are worse and I hated themThere are some that don t have a big part in this story they are side characters but I can see they could became important if not maybe the ey for the story develop in other books view spoiler Tristan s brother and Chris hide spoiler What the fuck is it with me and trollsI can say without a shadow of a doubt that this book is a must read The world building the uniue plot the antihero love interest just all hooked me right away Cecile was an interesting perspective not a MaryJane sissy but also not exactly Xena the warrior princess I liked her character of uestioning everything and POV as the weak human trying to trick the powerful trollsbut tbh finishing the book nothing about her character really stuck out at me as being uniue to only her she wasn t exceptionally brave she wasn t very sassy she wasn t snarky she was just there taking everything in The writing went for short and shocking which worked really well with Cecile s POV of everything being new and dangerous that I was immediately thrown into this world The girl rose and her eyes laches onto me She was beautiful for an instant and then her expression twisted with rage Like damnnnn girl you got idnapped and the other bitch is mad what a world Mac was the cool best friend that lost his lady love which meant no love triangle but i low ey liked him better than Tristan the asshole unofficial title but think it gonna catch on Tristan the cliche smug stupid face prince that acts cold and heartless bc thats just how you survive in court when really but really deep inside he s just a sarcastic prick that does exactly the fuck he wants toexcept when it comes to Cecile hehe wink wink nudge nudge His brow creased in a frown If you re a joke it isn t an especially humorous one I threw up my hands in frustration You are the most intolerable individual I ve ever met He bowed Why thank you C cile Always a pleasure to have one s accomplishments recognized Both characters trapped in their circumstances and refusing to trust each other God I love characters forced to work together the banter is freaking hilarious Why is my closet full of dresses Are they mine I asked with interestSilver eyes fixed on me Well they certainly are not mine Unless you imagine that I dress up in ladies clothing and prance about the palace when the mood strikes me Honestly the world building wasn t overly spectacular but the idea of trolls was just so uniue and intriguing Plus the concept of being stuck underground for years and years Fuck that would suck He stopped the weight of his sorrow greater than any mountain And if I had the choice I never would I love you C cile I will love you until the day I take my last breath and that is the truth He issed me hard Forgive me Oh god now hes a maytr that just wants to protect her AND IM NOT CRYING YOURE CRYING I heard J r me s voice He was trying to soothe me but the words meant nothing I had to go back Tristan was trapped He was in danger I had to go back Why is this POV so freaking well done She feels a range of emotions isn t totally selfish or selfless You can actually feel her fear and failure and helplessness OH FUCK A DUCK NO NO NO NONview spoiler I prefer certainty to hope She made a face What makes you think you are even capable of subduing one of us And not just any Fa She broke off Not just any troll The
MOST POWERFUL TROLL IN THIS WORLD powerful troll in this world you little fucker they aren t actually trolls They are just iron poisoned faires There goes the one uniue thing about this book AND ITS BACK TO THE CLICHE Dang trolls was all new and interesting compared to fey shit hide spoiler They were toying with me like a pair of cats with a mouse But I was no mouseI m not sure how it happened One minute I was reading this in bed and thinking okay just one chapter and then I ll sleep and the next minute there was sunlight coming in through my window OopsSo me and this 436 page book just spent a long night together and I feel a little frazzled and emotional is this what they call book withdrawal symptoms No you re right it s probably called sleep deprivation but regardless I somehow got sucked into this subterranean troll fantasy world and I wasn t coming out for no one This is one of those books that "I d been putting off because of the length but it seemed to "d been putting off because of the length but it seemed to by in a flurry of magic romance and troll villains I blinked and it was over So sad Where s that bloody seuel So trolls Perhaps not what you were expectingMyth 1 Trolls are ugly Nuh uh Not all of them anyway That s the thing about trolls that makes them so deadly it s real easy to be seduced by their beautiful faces and twinkly grey eyes They catch you off guard No one expects those ind of exteriors to hide something twisted callous and sadistic on the inside How will Cecile ever now who can be trusted when the monsters wear such pretty disguisesMyth 2 Trolls are stupid Not these trolls These trolls are cunning calculating and ruthless They have eyes everywhere They A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, know what you re going to do next before you do okay not literally With every one of these clever beautiful creatures out to get Cecile she will have to be smarter cunning than she s ever had to be beforeThe upshot of this story is that a young woman called Cecile isidnapped and sold to trolls Not only that but she is forced to marry their prince in the hopes that she can break a centuries old curse that seals the trolls within their subterranean mountain world The prophecy says that a human woman with red hair and the voice of an angel will be the one to break the curse Cecile must learn to adapt to this world as best she can but the longer she lives without the curse being broken the she becomes expendable for what use is she to the trolls if she cannot do the one thing she was brought there for But something else is happening too Beneath the exterior of this structured troll society a revolution is brewing And Cecile is about to get caught in the middle of itThe setting is a dark underground world full of danger and magic It was so easy to be pulled into this book and get lost down in the darkness under the mountain The lack of escape and claustrophobia felt so real to me that I couldn t look away I was almost as desperate for Cecile to escape as she was But as I m sure you won t be surprised there s to this book than dark grittiness and unfulfilled prophecies there s friendship and romance too There are a lot of complex characters in Stolen Songbird Trolls are not all 100% evil because that wouldn t be half as fun Cecile comes to learn that trolls have the same capacity for good and evil that humans do She discovers that many are prisoners held captive by the monarchy just as she is And she discovers that her new husband might not be all he first seems I especially liked how the characterization of Tristan and Anais was handled The former starts off as a seemingly bratty selfish individual but is gradually developed into something well rounded and likable The romance between him and Cecile didn t feel forced like so many YA fantasy romances do nor did it drain all the juice from the main plot Anais was another pleasant surprise When she was first introduced I found myself rolling my eyes and thinking oh here we go again But I was completely wrong While she at first appears to be the beautiful but over sexualized other woman and an enemy of Cecile she is developed into something much She
becomes multilayered and friendship begins to take shape multilayered and friendship begins to take shape her and Cecile I liked this part of the story a lotThere is one thing that didn t really make sense to me A lot of YA novels fantasy sci fi dystopian whatever portray societies in which women are second class citizens Whether they are slaves to men or expected to fulfill a particular role this is uite a common feature And I suppose it poses challenges in the story when the vast majority of protagonists are female This is fine I don t mind But there appear to be some contradictions over this in Stolen Songbird We are told the trolls are valued based on power not gender it doesn t matter whether you re male or female but it instead matters how much magic you have And yet a lot of trolls appear pretty misogynistic But she s his wife Tristan said indignantly She is duty bound to go wherever he wants her to go Since when That wasn t what we were told a couple of chapters back But these are nitpicky things that didn t ruin the book for me Just thought I should note them In the end I thought this book was excellent Unputdownable even And the end leaves us in a perfect position a nice balance between wrapped up and need to The Shadow Reader know what happens next It leaves room for a seuel that I not only want to read but believe has the potential to be a very differentind of story to this first installment I m pretty damn excite. T opportunity she discovers there is to the mysterious crown prince than anyone realizesAs rebellion brews and the political games escalate Cécile becomes than a farmer’s daughter She becomes the hope of a people someone who has the power to change Trollus foreve. ,
Want to read this fabulous book Enter the giveaway on my blog for a SIGNED copy of Stolen Songbird Open internationally Read in February 2014 45 starsThey aren t ugly More like beautiful things that have had the misfortune of being broken Stolen Songbird just might be my favorite novel of the year so far but it s only February too early to tell with its magical setting beautiful writing truthful characters and engaging story This one definitely had some irritating moments but I guess my overall excitement and enjoyment lessened whatever bad things I felt toward the novelWe begin the story with our heroine C cile fierce accepting and compassionate She showed a great sense of bravery physically emotionally and mentally by accepting her fate At the same time she still fought for freedom but not at the cost of hurting anyone whether it be people she loves or doesn t even Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies know She also cared for the citizens of Trollus who were abusednot given what they deserved despite them being trolls and not humansAt the mention of Trollus and its inhabitants I immediately think about how much I loved the setting and how authentic it was We are introduced to Trollus the home of supposedly monstrous and dangerous trolls but let me assure you they are uiteind and accepting That aside I am a huge fan of high fantasy novels since they bring us to new beautiful worlds that we didn t think could exist Stolen Songbird was no exception I loved everything from the markets to the mining shafts to the palace and everything in betweenThe side characters were very interesting as well We have Marc the ind one who s always helpful Ana s who was initially a bitch but turned out to be helpful and a bit broken and many many others It was nice that each character had a personality and all contributed to the overall story Watch your tongue Tristan the Duchesse snapped Ridiculous expression that Tristan said I can t very well observe my own tongue unless I am to sit in front of a mirror and I can t tolerate such vanity And then of course we have our swoon worthy hero Tristan At first he may come off as rude and indifferent but once we are really introduced to his character it ll be hard not to fall for him Being next in line for the throne you d think that Tristan would want to follow his father s footsteps and sort of abuse his power But no Tristan is gentle and hilarious and he really cares about his people whether or not they are poor or even if they re human I haven t given you a reason to believe I have a single romantic bone in my body But oh you have Tristan dearest The romance cough and angst cough in the novel was exuisite There was development between both characters and it was really lovely From victim and captor to friends to lovers I couldn t help but melt a little every time Tristan showed concern or did sweet things it s making me feel bad that I m spending Valentine s all alone lol Truly I would recommend this one to anyone looking for a good high fantasy that ll give you all The Feels 25Why can t you believe me Why don t you trust meBecause you re human C cile You can lie even to yourself The first two hundred pages swept me off my feet I was entranced completely bewitched The story does not stand out for its originality maybe basically we re talking about a retelling of The Beauty and the Beast plus trolls but with such a flowing writing style and compelling plot it s extremely easy for the reader to let go of any higher expectations he might have had and just enjoy what he gets Which is pretty good than good if once again not particularly uniue My main reason for loving C cile the main character is that she s got red hair I dyed mine red some time ago and I absolutely adore them so yes I m biased Also she is strong independent strong willed and I deeply appreciated her lack of whining for having been torn away from her family and if she had cried and wept her eyes out a little bit because of that I wouldn t have minded at all because come on she would have been completely justified Her characterization is a bit like the book in general that is good but not special or uniue she doesn t really stand out for anything I think that maybe just maybe she grows soft on Tristan slightly too fast and her first reason for it is that he s a sight to behold Don t get me wrong their relationship is well developed and their romance a delicious slow burn but the very beginning made me worry indeed As for "TRISTAN NOT ONLY IS HE FABULOUSLY HANDSOME HE S "not only is he fabulously handsome he s devilishly clever and scheming I d rather the whole book were centred on his involvement in troll politics or at least that the politics was further developed but well we can t have everything and his character is charmingly charismatic nonetheless But then then then the drama came meaning the protagonists started acting like freaking deranged retarded lovesick lovebirds and I m not exaggerating Never have I seen such a uick deterioration in a main character let alone two One moment they are normal rational with their feet firm on the ground and their heads on their shoulders and the next they I don t even now how to explain it For instance there is this gigantic disaster that totally happens because our larva of a heroine decided it was just the right moment to come out of her cocoon as a full grown moron and view spoilerran away because the Evil Duke told her Tristan was having an affair with another girl So she flees and goes in the most dangerous place ever getting herself almost The Power Of A Choice killed getting Tristan almostilled getting herself almost executed on top of that hide spoiler WOW wowI loved this book Everything about it was captivating The characters the world the magic system The plot was such a rollercoaster I am definitely going to read the next book ASAP Actual rating 35 Hmmm the King said making a face I m not sure this is what we bargained for boy We expected the girl to be attractive If I hadn t been so terrified I would have been insulted This is the one Are you certain the King asked from his perch on the throne She rather smells Mother of God A YA fantasy without insta love Without a love triangle Without a Mary Sue who constantly complains about different she looks and how different she is from everyone elseIt does existThe premise is pretty terrible because it screams SPECIAL DESTINED GIRL It s not Trust me have patience with this book Ignore the ugly cover Ignore the Mary Sue blurbSummary C cile de Troyes is a poor girl from a small village in the Hollows who has aspirations of being a singer She s very very good but she s not exceptional C cile is returning to her village from a performance when she gets idnapped and dragged underground Literally There was a bounty put on her head for a girl fitting her description She foretold that when a prince of night bonded a daughter of the sun the curse would be broken Her bounty is her weight in goldTrolls do exist They have a ingdom under the mountain in a cave For some reason they want C cile Why Why the fuck do they want her in particular What purpose do they have for her She meets the criteria given to us by the foretelling You do sing don t you the troll woman asked Yes I croaked not nowing why it mattered What do you intend to do with me Why to bond you to our dear Tristan the troll said smiling at me You are to be a princess of Trollus and mother of his children and in doing so you will set us all free Fuck that shit C cile has her own life She loves her family She wants nothing but to escape Fuck being a princess in an underground city THESE ARE TROLLS
THEY WANT TO FUCKING MARRY HER TO A TROLLwant to fucking MARRY her to a troll all of them were deformed but they were monsters still every one of them And I was to wed one To be bedded by one To bear its children This wasn t how it was supposed to go I was supposed to be on my way to Trianon to get everything I had ever wanted Now not only had I lost everything my family my friends my dreams I had just been informed that what life I had left would be spent in an endless nightmare The Prince Charming isn t exactly charming He is rude he is completely uninterested in her and he thinks C cile is an idiot Ha ha Tristan snorted How dreadfully clever And speaking of clever is this to be your bid for escape He contemplated my clothing In a dressing gown and bare feet Now tell me if I go put on nightclothes and slippers might I join you or is this a solo adventure My eyes stung You think this is all exceedingly funny don t you I m nothing but a joke to you His brow creased in a frown If you re a joke it isn t an especially humorous one He doesn t want her any than she wants him Tristan and C cile are literally forced together for the
sake of fulfillingof fulfilling prophecy that is supposed to save the people of Trollus You are the last person in the world I d choose to marry I hissed I don t entirely relish the idea myself Tristan said but sometimes we must do the unthinkable Because you have no choice just as I have no choice C cile is supposed to be the chosen one The prophesied one whose marriage to Tristan will be the salvation of the people of TrollusShe fails We waited for what seemed like an eternity then abruptly a collective groan of disappointment passed through the throng of trolls Did it work I asked heartily wishing someone would explain what it was No Tristan said It didn t C cile is now a prisoner A princess of the Trollus but a prisoner just the same She is a human hated and reviled as an inferior creature among the trollsHer story doesn t end there because there are so many undercurrents lying beneath the mountain An uprising is taking place The prophecy might not be what it seems There are traitors in the royal court waiting for the chance to strikeTristan himself is not the offhanded ruthless prince he seems He has secrets of his own For their mutual survival and for the cause C cile and Tristan must join forces become reluctant allies in order to free the people of Trollus I will ignore you Be cruel to you And you must play along Act sad and unhappy Never give anyone a reason to think I ve shown you a moment s indness or that I ve confided in you in any way And above all never let anyone suspect that I care one way or another whether you live or die beyond how it might impact me The fate of many rests upon their missionThe Setting An cave underneath a mountain and it is GLORIOUS Carved masonry Fantastic magical underground gardens Phantom fairy lights It is tremendously opulent a stunningly beautiful jail to C cile Fountains and statues graced every corner In place of greenery stood gardens of glassworks sculpted into trees bushes and flowers The delicate displays would not have last. USA Today bestseller and finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for best debutFor five centuries a witch's curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain time enough for their magic to fade from human memory and into myth But a pro.
Danielle L. Jensen ä 3 summaryEd than a month exposed to the elements above ground Then again hailstorms likely did not trouble Trollus The history of the trolls were well explained as was the myths surrounding the prophecyOh and those legends about trolls They re just not true Almost too late did I see the beam of sunlight crossing his path No I gasped throwing my weight into Tristan The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right knocking him down sideways into a narrow alleywayI eyed the beam of sunlight that was still too close for comfort The sun Everyonenows that trolls turn to stone in the sunlight I saidHis astonishment faded and to my horror he started to laugh Reaching out one arm he waggled his fingers in the sun Oh the stories you humans come up with he gasped out and my cheeks burned C cile The main character one of the two narrators C cile is the Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling kind of heroine that I like She is NOT special She never proclaims herself to be different She is strong willed but never bitchy She neither fall into insta love or insta lust nor does she allow her heart to overpower her sense of rationalityC cile makes mistakes She learns from them She is not perfect She admits her wrongs C cile is almost completely alone in a foreign land where she is reviled for the fact that she is an inferior human among trolls and her persistance and attitude is just what I hope to see She is strong compassionate She admits her faults she recognizes when she fucks up I m sorry I whispered But what good were my regrets I d ruined everything and still he d come for me when I d needed him the most I d told myself to make the most of my life in Trollus but instead I d made the least of it The worst of it Because of me the only other person fighting for my freedom was dying C cile is properly angry at beingidnapped but she does not waste her time moping She puts her time to good use she devotes her time to a better purpose and she overcomes her own prejudices of the trolls as she comes to Monsieur Pain know them Trolls I finally said are supposed to be ugly My thoughts turned to Marc who was alwaysind to me when no one else was They aren t ugly I bit my lip trying to find the right words More like beautiful things that have had the misfortune of being broken Other Characters Very well done I love the depiction of other females in the books There is no slut shaming there is no debasement of other women There is bravery and sacrifice in other women s duties cheersAnd let s just say there is a troll in the book named Marc who won over my heart He was perhaps my brother s age and particularly handsome The light of the orb reflected in his silvery grey eye as though the glow came from within I d never met anyone in my life with eyes like hisThe two sides of his face so flawless on their own were like halves of a fractured sculpture put back together askewThe lack of symmetry was than unsettling it was shocking gruesome even One eye higher than the other One ear lower than the other A mouth marred by a permanently sardonic twist Be not fooled by his appearance Marc has a heart of goldThe Romance AWESOME AWESOME No insta love FUCK YEAH YEAAAAAAHSorry I get a little overexcitedC cile and Tristan s relationship is so well built Mistrust into alliance into friendship into loveTristan is such a complicated character his mission and purpose unwavering He is prepared to make sacrifices of his life his heart for his people He is a man on a mission and I love it Almost every action I took or decision I made was designed to affect circumstances months years even decades down the road I d always thought it was the prudent way to live but now I feared I would wake up one day an old man with my past wasted and no future left to live I absolutely adored how Tristan and C cile come to trust and rely on one another Their romance is one of sacrifice because they are devoted to a cause higher than their own If you love someone you have to let them go Under the sun with your family That s where you belong It was beautiful seeing them love one another while nowing they come from two different worldsTrolls cannot lie by nature They are bound to their words Humans are not so Why I slammed my fists down on the table Why can t you believe me Why don t you trust me Because you re human C cile You can lie even to yourself They have a lot of miscommunication a lot of mistrust There is a lot of difficulty in their relationship because there are people who will use their love for each other against them Danger and sacrifice fills their romance Tell me you ll grow strong again That you ll gallop on horseback through summer meadows Dance in spring rains and let snowflakes melt on your tongue in winter That you ll travel wherever the wind takes you Promise me This book s major fault is that it is far too long Much like my review uotes taken from an uncorrected galley subject to change in the final edition This book started out really good the heroine was exactly what I like capable fierce intelligent and autonomous I loved every single bit till she was bonded to Tristan Also just a side note but I would not compare this to Seraphina I haven t read that one again in some time but it was much better imo and Graceling was a complete DNF for me So I suppose I shouldn t have hoped that this one was going to fare better on my personal enjoyment meter I m such a sucker though I always want to believe lolSo here we have our girl who is painfully and brutally abducted away to a place that heretofore was nothing than a myth Trollus Turns out that trolls are real not all of them are the hideous under the bridge types and some are startlingly beautiful Such was the case in Prince Tristan and I saw that his pretty face seemed to have effect on Cecile than I liked Sure she "drank the magic potion that bonded the two of them so that each others emotions "the magic potion that bonded the two of them so that each others emotions always in the others head and that most certainly would have fostered some softening of feelings but it was too much for me Tristan is embroiled in the political entanglements that rule Trollus and there is a divide between the trolls who want free of their curse and those who want to eep all troll lines pure bloods Tristan being the most powerful of all and being bonded to a human wants to make sure nobody can use her against him but fails miserably and it was the stupidest thing ever Cecile goes about her life slowly but surely being less and less amazing as she started out but still tolerable and then suddenly she realizes that she loves her husband Out of the blue They didn t sleep together I mean sleep not sex they never spent time together the only time they did spend with each other was spent in fostering an image of a troll hating human affiliation Cecile was able to now that Tristan wasn t as horrible as he was acting thanks to being aware of his emotions in the back of her mind But then one day their arch nemesis plays the jealousy card on her and she falls for it so hard that nearly everything was ruined and she almost died This jealousy aspect didn t abate for so long that I was about to pull my hair out and I still hate it it s not the girl I met in the beginning and it was so stupid since she had nothing to base her love on And the whole thing was just UGH And further the troll that was used in this instrument of jealousy wasn t even a bad guy view spoilershe was hopelessly in love with Tristan yes but she was also one of his closest friends and she was NOT horrible She even told Cecile how she looked pretty in yellow she made sure to help her at every single turn like Tristan asked never once saying she wouldn t help because she new it was important to Tristan The whole creation of this triangle was really annoying for me hide spoiler I cringed though for as much as I did not want to marry a troll I was just as certain the troll didn t want to marry me Now THIS was an unputdownable book Whoo If I hadn t begun this the night before my first day of the autumn term I would ve without a doubt finished this in one sitting Having said that I did read this during every spare moment in between my classes Thus I was already a uarter of the way through Hidden Huntress aka Book 2 before I even got home DI m astounded that this novel was over 450 pages considering what a fast read that it was And props to you people who had to wait in anticipation for the future books of this
trilogy The binger in me is in awe of your dedication and patience cue round ofThe binger in me is in awe of your dedication and patience cue round of 3 SoI had no expectations going into this because I d never seen anyone reading this either on Goodreads or in my daily life This book is basically combination of La Belle et la B te aka Beauty and the Beast and Fairest a girl who isn t beautiful in looks but has a beautiful voice instead with trolls Also the French speaker or learner rather in me was delighted to see the inclusion of French names and words throughout the novel making my immediate comparisons to La Belle et la B te authentic 3 The trolls in this novel are not the ugly and stupid creatures that we now from myth having seen them recently in Harry Potter or on BBC Merlin No the trolls here are powerful strong clever and ruthless beings In fact these trolls have magical abilities cannot lie although they can twist the truth into a deception have a unearthly appearances are resistant to iron have a separate King and ueen who rule the Summer and Winter Courts respectively and can be controlled by their true names Hmmmdoes this remind you of any creatures that we ve seen before in other novels Methinks so 3 I assume that we ll see this lore come into play in the future novels As for the plot C cile de Troyes is an aspiring opera singer who is idnapped by a former friend and sold to the trolls who live under a mountain for gold She is then forced to bond with Prince Tristan de Montigny to fulfil a prophecy to break a centuries old curse cast upon the trolls which has deprived them from ever stepping foot into the human realm again Whilst there C cile gets caught up in a revolution brewing between the trolls in servitude and the trolls in the aristocracy She is also simultaneously trying to prove her usefulness as the King of Trollus becomes impatient for her and his son s union to free the trolls from the cold and the dark that he s grown tired of I loved the multi layered friendships the gradual and ADORABLE romance and the captivating plot in this novel If this is indeed a d but novel it was exceptionally done I could not put this book down for the life of me I was even annoyed at my professors because they were getting in the way of my reading time Tristan although a flawed untrusting and inherently deceptive individual was also sarcastic clever wilful protective brave sexy. Phecy has spoken of a union that will set the trolls free and when Cécile is stolen away to fulfill it she enters a world that is both magical and deadlyCécile has only one goal after being bonded to the prince of the trolls escape Except while awaiting the perfec. .