The Night's Chosen by E.E. Hornburg
Series: The Cursed Queens #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
CHOSEN OF THE MOON GODDESS. DESTINED TO RULE. FATED TO MARRY.
A QUEST TO SAVE HER FAMILY, KINGDOM, AND HEART.
In this retelling of Snow White, for the past five years Princess Eira has run from her impending wedding. As much as she loves her goddess and kingdom, she’s searched the kingdoms for another way to rule as queen someday while also choosing her own husband. Yet, Eira’s claim to the crown falls into jeopardy when her father, King Brennus, is poisoned and fated to a sleep of living death and Eira is next on the assassin’s hit list – who happens to be her stepmother, Queen Amelia. After Eira escapes Queen Amelia’s clutches she journeys to the northern Paravian mountains in search of an enchanted cup to save her father.
Yet Eira’s quest is more than she anticipated with evading Queen Amelia’s guards, traveling with the one man she shouldn’t be with, and having to bargain with the ancient dragon guarding the enchanted cup. She’ll have to decide how to save her family and kingdom, even if it means sacrificing her heart and all she’s wanted her whole life.
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Eira and Alvis are the Chosen Ones. Eira is the human vessel that holds a part of Luana’s soul, Goddess of the night, darkness, and winter. Alvis holds a part of Ray’s soul, God of the sun. As the two chosen they are destined to be married.
However, when Eira’s father is poisoned by his wife she must flee with Caderyn who happens to be Alvis’ brother. The brother that Eira tries so hard to not love. You can pretty much see where this is going and I think that is part of my issue.
Add in this is a retelling of Snow White and I just felt like it was more than a little predictable. There are some parts that are amazing and the world building the author did is amazing. I just wanted more but I couldn’t tell you.
In the end this book just wasn’t for me. Doesn’t mean that it isn’t for you. There isn’t any one thing that I can put my finger on and say this is why I do not like this book as much as I like others.
“Before there was the world, there was Luana and Ray. One in the dark, and one in the light. Yet each could see one another from afar. The bright light of the sun in the distance, and the sparkling stars in the darkness.
Each day they watched after one another, and they would send messages across the space between them. The years went on, and the two fell in love. One day, they went out to finally see the face of their beloved.
Yet their time together would be short-lived. The confines of the night and day meant they could never truly be together. As day turned into night, Ray was pulled further away from his love.
Yet as Luana watched him leave and saw the new world they were creating, she vowed to find a way to be together.”
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