Starflower is a beautiful book. From the stunning cover to the style of Ms. Stengl's lilting writing, as it flowed across the page.
When the entrapped dragon, Hri Sora kidnaps the Faerie, Lady Gleamdren, it is up to her devoted love, the bard Earin to save her.
But when Earin comes upon the sleeping Starflower, he rescues her with a kiss and finds himself caught up in an adventure bigger than her could have ever written himself.
Anne Elisabeth Stengl is a master at weaving and enchanting tale, with an allegorical thread woven throughout. I love how the allegory is subtle and how I had to really think, to appreciate it fully.
The characters were wonderfully complex and compelling, yet a mystery as well. It was a little slow to start for me, probably because I hadn't read the third book in the series, the last one I read was Veiled Rose, yet I would also say that this book was a good stand alone, it just took me awhile to figure that out :)
Overall, a wonderful read, with lush descriptions and a winding and mysterious story line, that kept me guessing. Ms. Stengl's books are truly unique, you won't regret getting hooked on her books!
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks so much, and sorry it took me so long to get a review out!