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Preview — Queen of the Sylphs by L.J. McDonald
Queen of the Sylphs (Sylph #3)
It was a dream come true. Solie had her own battler, a creature of almost infinite magic who could vaporize legions in the blink of an eye and would willingly suffer a thousand bloody deaths to protect her. She was his love. More simply, she was his queen.
Many others feel the same. The new-built settlement is a haven for all. Erected by sylphs of earth and fire, air and w...more
Sometimes a book grabs you, and places you in the author’s beautifully created world so effectively; you cannot imagine the story ending.
I fell in love with McDonald’s The Battle Sylph (book 1 in the Sylph series) and craved more. I read The Shattered Sylph (book 2 in the Sylph series) and almost immediately began bugging the author for the release dates of the next book in the series. I was like a squealing fangirl when I received an ...more
Ever since I read the first book of the series, The Battle Sylph, I have fallen in love with the world of the elemental shapeshifting sylphsm and the humorous and fast pace writing of L.J McDonald. So when I had the chance I eagerly devoured the Queen of the Sylphs which is the 3rd instalment of the sweeping, romantic fantasy series. It is a marked departure from the previous two books because the action and the focus ...more
As the story begins, Solie has settled in as Queen of Sylph Valley. She has also grown into her new duties and responsibilities. She may sometimes mourn the days when she was a carefree girl who could afford to have simple friendships, but she is confident in the role that she has taken on, and she has every right to be.
The surrounding kingdoms are threatened by Sylph Valley. Their uno ...more
Expected Release Date: September 5, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing
Author’s Website: http://ljmcdonald.blogspot.com/
My Source for This Book: Amazon.com
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Sylphs
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Steam Level: Warm
I struggled so much in writing this review, because I wanted it to remain spoiler-free — so much so that I found that I couldn’t even write a good synops ...more
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It was good to finish the book, I didn’t feel happy at the end, but at ease.
I wouldn’t recommend this as a stand-alone, just because I think you need to see where the characters come to appreciate them. But if you like fa ...more
I still felt that Solie and Heyou (the main characters of the first book) were still a bit too immature to be rulers, but I fe ...more
Anyway, I finally started reading it and I barely couldn't put it away. I still like the world that was created and whole bunch of characters, but there were also a lot of characters that I found highly annoying, e.g. Justin, Gabby and her Sylph, Sala ... I guess it's great when an author creates a chara ...more
Ehre und Hass
Mitten in einer kargen Einöde ist das blühende Reich Sylphental entstanden. Doch das junge Land unter der Führung der mutigen Königin Solie und ihren magischen Kriegern wird von den Nachbarreichen nicht anerkant. Besonders die Königin hat viele Feinde... und ihre Feinde haben viele talentierte Attentäter!
Niemand in Sylphental war wirklich glücklich übder die Idee, jeden auszusperren, der nicht aus dem Tal stammte. Aber sie hatten keine andere Wahl, außer sie wollten ...more
Six years ago, a young girl named Solie was brought to a castle to be a sacrifice, to die at the hand of a pompous king's son so he could enslave a battle sylph, a magical creature from another dimension. Things didn't go so well for the son or the king. They went much better for Solie, who named the battler and became his love and master.
He made her his queen.
For six years Solie has ruled as queen of Sylph Valley. The battle sylphs protect their queen and the hive above all th ...more
Instead of a romance, the strongest plot thread in this book is threats to Solie's life, in terms of assassins, and a series of sylph masters all being killed in odd ways. All that serves to have the battlers ...more
Needless to say, this was just as enjoyable a read as the previous Sylph books. This one though, went in directions I was not ready for emotionally and it was heartbreaking to say the least in more than one place. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen and how this story was going ...more
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Every so often a book will come along and sweep you off your feet, capturing your attention from the first sentence until the very last page. It will magically transport you to a world you desperately want to hold on to, and never want to leave. For me, that novel was Queen of the Sylphs. It was a shockingly beautiful tale of creatures that I have come to love, and one new queens struggle to protect a kingdom and provide peace and prosperity to its peop ...more
A Long and Short of It "BEST BOOK"
This book made me angry, and I wanted to screech and stomp my feet and battle someone, anyone just so I wouldn’t feel so helpless anymore. I have never gotten so hyper from a book that I couldn’t sit still, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I even smacked the top of my desk, hurting my hand, when a very unexpected and horrid thing happened that totally shocked me. I screamed, NO!!!” This is not an ...more
How bad? After all, this book has an over all high average based on the cumulative score of over 100 voters - how bad can it be? Well my friends, let me start by saying that this book was so painful to read that if goodreads allowed for us to rate 0 or less, I would have been o ...more
LJ McDonald is just a wonderful writer. A great gift of hers is the ability to write an evildoer that's mean, nasty and evil without making it so creepy that it ruined my enjoyment of the book (hint hint, JR Ward!). Romance, fantasy, politics, idiots and geniu ...more
Still, I liked the ending, particularly C ...more
At least that obnoxiously whiny arsed boy finally was shut up. Too bad he hurt Ril before being blown to bits. Too bad indeed.
Funny though how Solie was the only one truly suspicious of Sala.
I can't wait to read what L.J. McDonald writes next!