The Broken Ones
Marc is the cousin and eventual advisor to Tristan, the next-in-line for the throne. Tristan hopes to overthrow the current king and his discriminatory policies against humans, and Marc is his most trusted confidant. Penelope and her sister, Anais, are pawns in her father’s attempt to take over the Troll kingdom and remove it from the current descendant line. However, Penelope’s worth lasts only as long as she can keep Marc’s attention and help her father put Anais on the throne as the Queen. When it is discovered that Penelope has the cursed Troll disease, she puts everything in jeopardy, but her father will not give up that easily.
Reminiscent of Amanda Hocking’s Trylle series, The Broken Ones is a prequel to the Malediction series but can be read alone. The author excels at bringing to life the Troll world and its troubles. While intrigue and mystery are skillfully woven throughout the story, the romance is what makes the story a compelling read, especially for those who recognize these characters from later installments. Readers who pick this up unknowingly will be driven to finish the series because of the cliffhanger finale.
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|Author||Danielle L. Jensen|
|Page Count||320 pages|
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