DESTINED by prophecy. GUARDED by deception. PURSUED by Love.
Centuries ago, an oracle foretold of the young woman who would defeat E’veria’s most ancient enemy, the Cobelds. But after two centuries of relative peace, both the prophecy and the Cobelds have been relegated to lore—and only a few remain watchful for the promised Ryn.
Finally, a child is born who matches the oracle’s description, but a Cobeld curse accompanies her birth. Led to believe they succeeded in killing the prophesied child, the Cobelds emerge from hiding with plans to overtake the Kingdom.
But the child survived.
Secreted away and called “Rose” for the first nineteen years of her life, Rynnaia E'veri has no idea of her true identity until a chance meeting with an injured knight reveals not only her parentage and true name, but the task assigned her by the oracle: discover the Remedy that will destroy the Cobelds' power.
Now, her time has come.
Offered the assistance of pirates, scribes, storytellers, a young woman who died centuries ago, and the knight who is quickly working his way into her heart, Rynnaia is fortified with friends. But if the Ryn is to complete her task, she must come to terms with not only who she is, but for whom she must be willing to die. For the kingdom’s survival depends on her.
The Ryn begins an epic re-imagining of the classic Grimm fairy tale, Snow White & Rose Red which is concluded in Eyes of E'veria book two, The Remedy, available now.
...but the Eyes of E'veria series is only beginning. The Seahorse Legacy (Eyes of E'veria, book 3--releasing May 2014) begins the second 2-book set in this series, retelling The Twelve Dancing Princesses with . . . pirates . . . and will conclude that tale with The Sunken Realm in 2015.
This book deserves more than 5 stars! I have to admit I’m not a big fan of fairy tale remakes but Serena Chase totally changed my perspective and hooked me with her intriguing storyline! The Ryn is a refreshing and delightful spin on a popular Grimm’s fairy tale. Rose is raised without knowing her true identity as Princess Rynnaia E’veria in order to keep her safe from the Cobelds who wish to destroy her. As danger intrudes into her world she learns of her royal birth, everything changes and she embarks on an adventure to save her newfound kingdom. Rose is assisted by a young “bear-man” knight and forges a friendship and budding romance.
Love, hope, and faith weave through this story, giving it depth and complexity. Themes of self-acceptance, identity, forgiveness, and trust help shape the character in ways young readers will be able to relate to. Anyone who has felt the sting of loss or rejection will resonate with Rose’s struggles.
I am sooo excited to have found another new, talented christian author with a fresh perspective. Serena Chase is one to watch! I’ve already started the next book in the series and highly recommend you pick this up!