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The Fourth Queen

(The Empyrical Tales #1)

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In the fairytale kingdom of Empyrean, time has moved on. The princesses of once upon a time, like Snow White and Cinderella, have grown old and become great queens. Now, their kingdom is in danger. A Forgotten Evil has returned. In a small village by the sea, two sisters, Zandria and Olena, begin a dangerous journey for Zandria to claim her birthright as a queen. Along the ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Comfort Publishing, LLC
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Valentina
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
In this wonderful story, for children and adults alike, we are introduced to a captivating set of characters and a unique kingdom called Empyrean.
The story is crafted carefully, with lots of suspense and build-up of different storylines, creating a web of plots that must have taken careful planning to achieve. There are enough surprises along the way, like unicorns and tigers, to keep even the most jaded of readers captivated and turning the pages.
The characters are all very amusing, from the t
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Giovanni Gelati
Apr 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Mark Miller was nice enough to guest post here on Gelati’s Scoop many moons ago. I have been lucky enough to be invited to a Goodreads event Mark has going on at a Great Wolf Resort, here is the link for that: http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/1...
Let’s get right into the action shall we:
“In the fairytale kingdom of Empyrean, time has moved on. The princesses of once upon a time, like Snow White and Cinderella, have grown old and become great queens. Now, their kingdom is in danger. A Forgott
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Janet Beasley
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I discovered author Mark Miller at an author showcase I knew immediately I wanted to read his books. His personality and willingness to talk to his fans, both established and new, was so appreciated. My eyes popped with sparkling excitement when he handed me my very own autographed copy. I'm a fan of "fairy tale" fantasy regardless of the age for which the novels are written, and I'm a sucker for autographs and handshakes.

The Fourth Queen brings you into the story from the first line. You a
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Carolyn Seiver
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Every once in a while you read a book that makes you sit back in your chair when you are finished reading and grin. The 1st book in Mark Miller's Empyrical Tales, The Fourth Queen did that to me. In fact, I grinned most of the way through it.

Mark Miller gives us a piece of literary art with his completely wonderous and fresh take on the whole fairy tale idea. Written for his children, this book was as entertaining, lively and engrossing, for me, an adult, as it would be for a child.

The Fourth Q
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Mark Miller
Aug 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
When the fairytale kingdom of Empyrean suddenly finds itself threatened by the return of a long-forgotten evil, it’s up to the sister team of Zandria and Olena to come to its rescue. Determined to save her beloved kingdom, Zandria is forced to undergo a series of increasingly difficult challenges in her quest to claim her birthright as queen - knowing full well that if she falters, not only will she
leave Empyrean in peril, but she may also lose her sister forever...

Imaginatively well crafted,
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Joanne Garland
Mar 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I found this book in a little bookstore here in Eustis Florida....I love "Fairy Tales" and this one just continues where they left off when I was child. Having fun with it. It seems to be an easy read.
Lisa
Jun 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
"I will read this book because of Goodreads First Reads."


"I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads:
The Secret Queen (The Empyrical Tales #3)"
Julie Powell
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given this book to review and found it to be well-written, its roots within fairytales that rekindle well-known characters.

It was an interesting take on what could happen in the lives of these characters, alongside new, equally fairytale-like ones. It is a fantasy that is recognisable in its plot, but that familiarity gives a feeling of coming home - fantasy fans should enjoy it.

The world-building painted atmosphere and the characters sat well within it.

Overall, a good read.

Worth a look.
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Originally from Kansas, Mark has lived in Florida since 2006. He has achieved some success as a Kindle Best Seller and having one of his short stories selected as a winner in the Florida Writer's Association Short Story Collection.

Growing up in Kansas, Mark graduated from Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences and received his Bachelor's in Film from the University of Kansas.

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