Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Title: Heartless
Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Publication Date: July 1, 2010
paperback, 368 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0780-8

Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon be married. She dreams of a handsome and charming prince, but when the first suitor arrives, she finds him stodgy and boring. Prince Aethelbald from the mysterious land of Farthestshore has traveled far to prove his love--and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be approaching Parumvir.
Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald's offer--and ignores his warnings. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir, and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in grave danger. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.

The cover to this book is gorgeous and very intriguing.  It was one of the first things that drew me to the book.  This book started out a little slow for me but I am glad I stuck with it.  Anne tells a wonderful story about a princess, a prince, a cat and a dragon.  I was intrigued by the characters and the story line.  Una irritated me at times, but if she was any other way, the story wouldn't have been as good. The banter between some of the characters was very comical. I also liked the imagery Anne used to describe the land of Oriana.  It made me like the story even more.  Once the story picked up for me I didn't want to put the book down.  Overall I thought this book was good. This is Anne Elisabeth Stengl's debut novel.  She plans to write more on the Tales of Goldstone Wood. I am curious to see what direction she will take the next story.

*This book was provided to me by Baker Publishing Group for review purposes only. I receive no compensation for this review
*picture and summary taken from Good Reads


  1. This sounds really good! And I agree, the cover is beautiful. Am now going to add this one to my to-read list :)

  2. I LOVE the cover! I'm adding it to my wish list now! Thanks for the review!!!

  3. Sounds like a book I would like to read soon!!!


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