Legend of the Spider-Prince: REBEL
Wyl is a young rebel whose life of dangerous lies and hidden truths has cost him his childhood and his ability to trust. He is fanatically loyal to the rebel leader, a woman embroiled in a blood-feud with Trascolm’s ruling clan. When he’s not away spying, he’s her secret bodyguard—she needs protection from her army of renegades and outlaws as much as from bounty-hunters and assassins sent by her archenemy.
But when the rebellion meets with disaster, the rebel leader’s strategy changes. Wyl is thrust into a hostile royal court of underage teens—mere children, to his mind. He’s expected to embrace this more civilized way of life, but his brutally-honed instincts betray him, and he makes enemies instead of friends. Wyl—a boy raised by outlaws—is in over his head and must somehow master the subtleties of court intrigue well enough to keep the rebel leader and her rebellion alive, despite the treacherous machinations of her enemies, and do it without getting himself killed.
About the Legend of the Spider-Prince series
In a war-torn land where men have unbridled influence, but women hold the reins of power, a young rebel becomes entangled in a deadly web of magic, court intrigue, and revenge amid an escalating wave of events that will ultimately destroy magic, overturn governments, cause the near-collapse of civilization, even threaten the very existence of life on Eryth—and make him a legend.
The Legend of the Spider-Prince: Rebel is a fabulously written fantasy novel about a young boy named Wyl. Wyl is a mere 12 years old but has lived the life of a rebel outlaw. The medieval-like setting is a perfect backdrop for this fairy tale story full of action, intrigue, and the intricacies of royal court life.
The book jumps right in and I was placed in the middle of preparations for a battle. The author has created a lot of words for this fantasy world so it is not a quick read; you must really pay attention to follow the story. There is no glossary so you must figure out their meaning from the context. What I appreciated about it was the author showed up the world and did not spend too much time building it. I have read some books where the author spent so much time and detail building the world, that it became a bit tedious. But once you get into the story, you learn the words and they become part of this marvelous realm you are discovering.
I really liked Wyl. He was young but also very brave and fearless. And he makes mistakes. Lots of them. But his heart is always in the right place; he is trying to do the right thing and takes his punishments like a man. The rest of the cast of characters are numerous and interesting. There are many different kingdoms with different customs, diverse ways of life, and settings.
The ending is magnificent. I seriously could not read it fast enough for wanting to see what was going to happen. It left me breathless! I am so glad this is part of a series. I love reading a series and young Wyl definitely still has a lot to learn and I can’t wait to read about it.
About the Author
I loved fairy tales as a child, but could never get enough of them until I learned to read for myself. I spent my formative years with my nose in a book or playing dungeon master for my sisters long before there were actual games requiring one. Our Barbies fought Klingons, conquered the galaxy—and always had room on their spaceship for horses.
I am a horsewoman, an archer, a fencer, a former military officer, and a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism—all useful skills and experiences for a fantasy novelist. I am currently holding down a day job in Mississippi, USA, where I live with my husband and two daughters, and am presently down to one horse, one cat, and one dog—and ‘way too many books.
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