Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Genre: Fantasy, Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Adventure
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: March 4th, 2014
Paperback: 408 pages
By her father’s wish, Lady Daylily is betrothed to the Prince of Southlands. Not the prince she loves, handsome and dispossessed Lionheart, but his cousin, the awkward and foolish Prince Foxbrush. As her wedding day dawns, Daylily flees into the dangerous Wilderlands, her only desire to vanish from living memory.
But Foxbrush, determined to rescue his betrothed, pursues Daylily into a new world of magic and peril, a world where vicious Faerie beasts hold sway, a world invaded by a lethal parasite.
A world that is hauntingly familiar.
This book is a bit of a mystery because the characters are on a journey of self discovery. Lady Daylily runs away right before her wedding to Foxbrush and makes her way to the Wilderlands. She is shortly saved by a man who takes her as an initiate. With her time with him she has done quite a few appalling things and starts to lose herself to something evil. Foxbrush is in love with Daylily, even knowing she does not love him back, and ends up going after her into the Woods. There he runs into Sylphs and taken out of his time where he was saved by the Eldest’s husband. Foxbrush wants to find Daylily and several times tried to leave before it was his time and ends up having to be saved again. Throughout his stay with the Eldest’s family something started to become familiar to him which happened to be a nursery rhyme that he knew since he was a child.
Then we have characters that added to the story and created something larger and better. They all had something to do to add to the story and make it as amazing as it was. It was a great story and definitely one that I recommend for you to read. I was lucky to receive a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I have to say I really enjoyed this book. Enough for me to go out to a bookstore and buy the other books in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series. Although this is the sixth book I did not have a problem with reading this as a stand alone.