Rosamond’s Heart (The Black Mountain Saga #1) by Cate Dean (review)

April 30, 2015 Fantasy, Historical, Romance, YA 0 ★★★★★

Rosamond’s Heart (The Black Mountain Saga #1) by Cate Dean (review)Rosamond's Heart (The Black Mountain Saga #1) by Cate Dean
Published by Pentam Press on February 6th 2012
Number of Pages: 94
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Purchased
Format: eBook
Purchase: At Amazon
five-stars

A missing prince. A haunted castle. A dangerous man bent on ruling the kingdom - whatever the cost.

When Rosamond and her friend Dan head out on her birthday to explore an abandoned and haunted castle, they expect to find only a ghost or two. Instead they discover the missing prince, and stumble into the middle of a violent, desperate bid for the throne.

In order to save the injured Prince Jaren, and themselves, Rosamond must reach beyond her own violent past to find her courage, and Dan must find the way to his true self.

Their only help is a children's story come to life: an ancient sorcerer whose soul has been trapped in the walls of the castle for centuries.

Can they keep the prince alive long enough to bring him home safe?

Can they defeat the man who would be king?

I really loved this book. I started reading it, and didn’t want to put it down until it was finished. Rose and Dan were interesting characters, and fairly well fleshed out considering how short the book is. I also really liked Jaren. It bugged me a little bit that Jaren’s mother was never named, anytime she was spoken of, or thought about, everyone called her “milady”.

It was a little strange that the castles were so identical, but it wasn’t odd enough to throw me out of the story. I would have liked to know a little more about Haneh, but again due to the length of the book, that’s understandable. There was a lot of info and action, without it being too over the top.

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the next book. Oh! And did I mention dragons? And wizardry, and magical healing. Dungeons and sword fights, with a dash of romance at the end.

I would highly recommend reading this book.

five-stars

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