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The title derives from the way the king, his knights and even the mythical figures Sophia interacts with views the lower classes of the world- as beasts. If you thought that was too subtle, don’t worry- you’ll be hit over the head with it enough times for it to sink in.
Princess Sophia is the MarySue- the kind, gentle, entitled, clueless waif who eschews needlepoint and harp lessons for swordp ...more
This was an awesome Fantasy adventure. If you enjoy fantasy novels , be sure to check this book out at your local library and wherever books are sold. ...more
I think this actually is one of the worst books I've ever read - and I really really wanted to love it.
I must admit, I was drawn to the book because it was a I really liked how the book felt in my hands. It was a hardback (which I love) with such beautifully floppy pages, and a pretty cover. Even the premise of the book seemed good.
Nothing in this book was explained.
The only reason why I finished the book so quickly was because I needed to know what was going on and though ...more
While it does have thrilling moments it's more about the meaning behind the scenes or so it was with me as I read this new work by James Patterson.
It's not everyday you read fantasy from this author yet I was transported to a magical land in which surely things don't go as planned.
While Sophia is battling for independence as the two ...more
Can't believe I powered through and finished. Glad it was short. Nothing makes sense, should be categorized as Young Adult fantasy, as it's written that way. The storyline bounces around, same fairytale that's been told before, except told in the worse manner possible. Sophia's character is never believable and annoying. I felt myself rooting for the villains to kill her and all the terrible main characters.
Read The Hobbit, Rain Wilds Chronicles, Kin ...more
This is the first novel I've read that was co-authored by James Patterson (and Emily Raymond). Although not stated in the promotional material it appears to possibly be targeting the Young Adult market based on subject matter and writing style. Princess Sophia (So-fye-uh on the audio edition) is a headstrong, if goodhearted, young woman who seems to have cost her father his life and kingdom. In a story that seems part cautionary fairy tale ...more
There are some interesting ideas in here, like an alternate view of what happens after death. And some interesting magic/spiritual world stuff happening. But overall, this book is not unique. Sheltered princess finds herself in a bad situation, grows up a little, comes back, s ...more
This book reads like it’s a first draft - the chapters have no meat to them and a lot of “scenes” really aren’t fully fleshed out. Now I’ve only read one other book by James Patterson (and I really have no idea how much of a part he played in writing this book) but it seems to me his trademark is short cliff-hanger style chapters. I personally hate this style of novel. I find it cheapens the story because every other page the author has to needlessly inject a dramatic st ...more
A princess has no true power, and her crown is but a decoration, if she even bothers to wear one.
Sophia, daughter of Warrior King Leonidus, is known to be beautiful, compassionate, and intelligent. But then reality hits her hard, and she discovers that the monsters in a book she loves are real, as is the vast army marching to devour her future kingdom. Taken as prisoner by her enemies, surrounded by murderers and beasts, only Sophia's will can save her, her kingdom, and her people.
Well, that ...more
I liked it well enough to finish but too much doesn' ...more
Why did I give it two stars, one is for my ability to actually complete the biggest load of rubbish that has ever been bound and the other is for my naive reasoning that at some point it was going to get better.....how wrong was I
Up until this book I have loved everything this man has written or been apart of, goes to show even the best can have a bad day.....in this case a really, re ...more
The story has a first-person narrative told from through the eyes ...more
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books wo ...more