The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy

The Twelve Kingdoms, Book 1

Synopsis: Queen Of The Unknown

The tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. The eldest, a valiant warrior-woman, heir to the kingdom. The youngest, the sweet beauty with her Prince Charming. No one says much about the middle princess, Andromeda. Andi, the other one.

Andi doesn’t mind being invisible. She enjoys the company of her horse more than court, and she has a way of blending into the shadows. Until the day she meets a strange man riding, who keeps company with wolves and ravens, who rules a land of shapeshifters and demons. A country she’d thought was no more than legend–until he claims her as its queen.

In a moment everything changes: Her father, the wise king, becomes a warlord, suspicious and strategic. Whispers call her dead mother a traitor and a witch. Andi doesn’t know if her own instincts can be trusted, as visions appear to her and her body begins to rebel.

For Andi, the time to learn her true nature has come. . .

Review: This is the first Jeffe Kennedy fantasy novel that I did read and I admit that after having a good time with many of her novellas, I was really curious to discover her universe. My friend Sullivan McPig is a real fan, so how to resist it?

Andromeda is the middle girl but she is not nearly as interesting as her other two sisters. She is often invisible and no one is particularly interested in her. On the contrary, Ursula is known as the heiress of their father, the great king, a born fighter. Amelia is the jewel of the family, a beautiful girl and her beauty is known throughout the kingdom. However, Andy’s life will change when she meets a stranger in the forest, a man who seems to know who she is and who wants her to go with him willingly or forcibly. Fleeing in extremis, she does not expect that with this meeting will begin a war of which she is the central character. But this story will also bring a lot of questions when Andy learns more about her past, things that she did not even think possible.

I really had a great time with this story and I must say that I refrain from ordering all the other volumes right away! Yes, I loved discovering the world of Jeffe Kennedy with this novel and I can not wait to read more with the next volumes while following Ursula and Amelia. There is still so much to discover and I can not wait to see what happens next for these three young women. So many secrets to discover for each of them!

It was a very good start as you see, and I can only advise you to start the series!



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