Sci-fi and fantasy have never sat well in my opinion, I love both Genres, but not together. I’ve never seen the need or wanted to read any. This book proved my wrong, I really enjoyed reading it and ate up every word with gusto. Aliens, princes, Dwarves and Elves make up a great tale of intrigue and suspense. I reality, it’s fantasy, pure and simple, think, The Hobbit etc.
For standard fantasy lovers, the lack of battles, fight scenes or any wars might put you off, but the intrigue and comedy well makes up for this. The sci-fi elements of the book are well hidden and work well, no great intergalactic battles or threats. The main character, Prince Donald, grows as a character and becomes a man, whilst trying to put a stop to a war before it begins.
A few minor criticisms are, the reveal of the ‘Bad guy’ too early, and the end was a more a little bit of a let-down.
Overall a great fantasy read, more for you readers than adults.
Well worth five stars.
Jeremy Poole www.jeremypoole.net