Thursday, September 15, 2016

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Song of Princes - By Janell Rhiannon



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Author: Janell Rhiannon  
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Release Date: 6/22/2016 

Purchase Info: Amazon
  
Sing Muse. Sing of the shining citadel of Troy rising from the hot sands of Asia. Sing of the Greek palaces ascending from their rocky hilltops. Sing of one woman’s dream heralding the madness of men and the murder of innocents. From bull dancing rings and wild meadows, the Forgotten Prince must choose between love and a golden crown. From seclusion and safety, the Golden Warrior must choose between his honor and his life. From behind the Great Wall, the Golden Prince must choose between his family and his city. And from a rugged realm on the far side of Greece, the Warrior King must choose between his son’s life and certain exile. Here shepherds and princes, warriors and kings, and seers and lovers seek to conquer their passions, outwit destiny or surrender to it.
 
PARIS, the FORGOTTEN PRINCE.
ACHILLES, the GOLDEN WARRIOR.
HEKTOR, the GOLDEN PRINCE.
ODYSSEUS, the WARRIOR KING.
 
Where did their legends begin before their lives converged at Troy in one of the most famous battles of all time? The HOMERIC CHRONICLES tells the stories of Paris, Achilles, Hektor, and Odysseus in one chronological tale, beginning before the ILIAD and ending long after the ODYSSEY. Blending both history and myth, the Homeric Chronicles will satisfy your love of Greek mythology, while paying homage to the original storyteller, Homer.
 
SONGS OF PRINCES begins with the birth of Paris and Achilles, and introduces us to a young Hektor and Odysseus. The journey of the princes begins…
 
Stunning!!


Any fan of Mythology, or Gods, will devour this book. Not only did the author provide you with a beautifully written fictional tale, she was able to intertwine facts elegantly within the story. There were no boring moments or lulls at any point during this story...in fact it was a whirlwind of excitement!


Really quick, can we talk about how delicious this cover is too?? O-M-G! (I can only fantasize about what it looks like in person) Trust me when I say that the passion blasted all over this cover reflects throughout the book....and there isn't a speck of disappointment here.




Back to the book....



I could go on for days about the detail, landscape & character development, but I feel that would seem like too much. Each Prince held their own, they adapted to their life, but broke the stero-type of what a hero should be. It was refreshing and I admire what Janell has done with these very idolized characters.




After reading a book like this, that has so much action & passion in it there's almost a longing in my heart for more. (thank gods this is part of a series) With a different PO it really gave the story a breath of fresh, allowing a story to be told that way is sometimes confusing for the reader, but I found it added depth to an already phenomenal tale.




If you have the pleasure of getting your hands on this book I would take the chance with open arms. You will not be let down!




5/5





 




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About the Author

 
 

 
Janell always had her nose in a book, reading by flashlight when it was "lights out" time. Her love of reading turned to a curiosity about writing. She now writes in all the spare moments she can squeeze out of a day. She also writes fiction and fantasy with some romantic spice for good measure. Janell adores Mythology and Fantasy. Anything magical and mystical. And dragons. And gargoyles. Her guiding motto: "I tell stories, not genres." 
 

She currently lives in CA.

 




 
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GIVEAWAY



2x $25 Amazon gift cards


 Paperback Triple Firsts (the first book of these series):


--Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon

--Helen of Sparta by Amalia Corosella
 --Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn


 

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4 comments:

Giselle said...

Great review, Jessica! This sounds like a fun, exciting read!

Kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read.

Amy said...

I'm really excited about reading these books. I love the story of Troy but to go back to who they were when they were younger amazes me.
Thank you for coming up with a great series of these amazing stories.

Sue A. said...

I enjoy a good story that interweaves facts with great story telling! Thanks for sharing!