The Elven Tales– by Fabi Ghittoni
Title: The Elven Tales- The Company of the Rose
Author: Fabi Ghittoni
Published: 1st February 2017
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Prudence Clarke lives a seemingly normal life in Cambridge with her best friend’s family. But a series of strange events compounded by a wave of kidnappings is about to turn everything she believed about her existence upside down. A brutal attack catapults her into a new reality – one that makes her the most important refugee of the Council of the Five Kingdoms. Now, she’s charged with the task of finding the King’s runes to stop Alanel, the most malicious and ruthless being, following his escape from prison. Alanel has declared war on the king of Arkana. Now, even more shocking truths come forth, exposing long-held secrets about Prudence’s past and her destiny. Her newfound knowledge will prompt her to embark on a treacherous journey will not be alone, she’ll be joined by the Company of the Rose, brave warriors that will fight by her side, and hopefully, lead to the retrieval of the runes before it’s too late.
Some days, overwhelmed by this chaotic world, the only thing I want to do it’s brew a cup of tea, curl up in bed and start to dream about other fantastic realms. If these moments are accompanied by a good book it’s definitely top notch. There’s never enough magic in our lives: this is why we need more books like The Elven Tales. This book it’s simply perfect to escape reality and dive yourself into a new mysterious adventure.
I’m very undecided if I should talk before about the plot or about the beauty of the book itself: the cover, the background in every page, the images at the beginning of every chapter are just breathtaking. I am impressed by the details of this book, a self-published book. There is no need to be an expert to understand that making a book of such beauty is not easy, especially when there is not a publishing house to take care of certain things.
First of five books, this novel written by Fabi Ghittoni it’s a very detailed magical world in which the Five Kingdoms formed by the Elves, the Wizards, the Dwarves, the Faeries and the Giants are in war against Alanel’s cruel legions, fighting for their freedom. Yet, all their magic will be not enough to save them without Prudence, a human girl. A girl I particularly appreciate because of her spontaneity, a girl who wasn’t ready for the role she had to take. A girl that feels fear but never surrender. But is she really a human? Together with the Companion of the Rose, in a spiral of mysteries, dangers and fantastic creatures, Prudence will be able to give new hope to the Five Kingdoms. A journey that will lead to the King’s Runes and to their unique ancient power.
Photo Credits: Fabi Ghittoni