Friday, August 23, 2013

Legend of the Spider-Prince, by Margo Ander - Review #spon

Disclaimer - I was provided a review copy from the Promotional Book Tours to facilitate my reviews. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.



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. 

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My Review: 
This was a great debut book from Margo Ander and a fabulous introduction to the Spider Prince Series. Rebel is the first and really helps set up the characters and the story. If the current trends holds true, I guess we will have the pleasure of watching Wyl turn from boy to man and come into his own. I am definitely a sucker for coming of age fantasy or fish out of water stories! This story has elements of both which gives the reader a great perspective as we are learning about some things as he is.

The book was hard to put down and I easily became immersed in the characters and invested in the outcome. Oh, that would be the downside of a long series! I now have to get the other books to complete the journey. Yes, I will be reading the other books that Margo Ander writes and I think she has a long and successful career ahead of her.

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.

Visit me on the web at www.margoander.com
Facebook author page is www.facebook.com/AuthorMargoAnder
I have a blog, www.margoander.wordpress.com, where I review books I like by other indie authors.
I have another blog, marguerot.wordpress.com, where I blog about writing.
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