Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy Romance/Sword & Sorcery
Book Length: (Est): 242 Pages
“The old one will come. When he comes, his one true wife must carry within her a child of the old one who would be king. Only then can the heart be found and the evil of the world kept in its bounds.” –The Prophecy of the Land
Sorann is the queen’s daughter and training to be an empathic healer. Javert is a member of the wandering tribe called the Zingari and their future king. When Sorann’s failed healer’s magic test brings them together, they discover the prophecy governing the land is false. In order to prevent magic, and the Zingari, from being wiped from the land, Sorann must become Javert’s wife and leave everything behind that she once held dear.
Tricked by demons, and followed by the queen’s soldiers, they must find the fabled Wizard’s Heart in the frozen Winter Valley.
What sacrifices will they have to make along the way, and will Javert ever discover the true meaning of the Wizard’s Heart before his people and the love of his life are lost?
This is the first book in the fantasy series Tales of the Zingari.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
A Wizard’s Heart is a unique story about a girl who grew up thinking she was a princess only to discover she wasn’t. It’s kind of like a role reversal to most Disney movies. Usually a girl grows up underprivileged only to discover she’s a princess not the other way around.
Sorann is trying to make the best out of what life has dealt her, though to her it seems like every decision she makes puts her in an even worse place. It isn’t until she gives into the unknown that goes against everything she was raised to believe that she discovers her true destiny.
Javert is someone who has been working toward a particular destination so long that once he has all the pieces to the puzzle he doesn’t stop to enjoy it before losing it all. But not even an entire world of demons can keep him from failing his mission and discovering what and who mean the most to him.
This is a sweet story filled with happiness and sorrow. I was pulled in, but then let loose as the story made some crazy turns that were a little difficult to follow toward the end. I think I would have liked a little more interaction between the family at the end. It felt slightly incomplete.
My Favorite Sorrow-Filled Moment: When Sorann steps outside the barrier of the camp and gets attacked by a tree. Everything that happened immediately after that had me on the verge of tears.
My Favorite Part: The sacrifice Javert makes in order to do what he thinks is right, and the dagger he uses to do it with.
Overall, I give this 4 stars!
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