The Kingdom of Vosh: The Chained Princess
by Jason C Conley
Summary: Secrets have been formed in the dark corners of the kingdom. Change is in the air and whispers of new ideas and technologies have swept the land. Unfortunately, the King is old and simple and his daughter is concerned only with worldly possessions. A man by the name of Buul, a man long forgotten, has returned to pay a visit to the King on the King’s birthday. He has not come empty handed and will be the King’s undoing.
The King, in moments of panic and war, can trust no one with the protection of his daughter. He quickly decides to entrust her life with a creature most vile and uncommon and chains her to a Vork. He does not leave her empty handed though. His last gift to the Princess is an amulet with powers even he does not comprehend. The land’s only chance, the only one loyal to the King’s memory, is the daughter that cares nothing of the Kingdom of Vosh.
Review: This is an epic adventure story about a young spoiled princess (who starts out quite annoying and entitled) but who grows up to help save her land. There is a crazy cast of characters with a lot of struggles, man vs machine, progress as evil vs progress as beneficial and parental love. You also get some epic battles. This land has steam for power, monsters and demi-gods in struggles for power. Quite breathtaking at times!
The princess has a long road ahead of her, learning to love her land, her people and her father’s ways for what they are. She performs admirably but with considerable losses.
I did have a bit of an issue with some of the dialogue, and the story is first person POV from the princess but then you get 3rd person POV from other characters which jarred me out of the story a time or two. But this does let you come to hate or love Princess Jasper. Also the dialogue had me laughing.
Ultimately it is a young persons’ story and fun. I give it 3.5 stars. Quite fun!
About the Author: In 1999, Jason Conley drew a picture of a young woman’s face. It eventually became the cover of the book you now hold. When not consumed by writing or art, Jason canoes, fishes, and hikes the rolling hills of Tennessee with his family.
There are secrets to this world we live in. Some faintly whispered, others hidden in plain view. Some of those secrets have been carefully placed throughout this book. Truth and fiction, it is what we try to discern between every day, though I wonder is it even recognizable anymore?
Do we know the truth or are we simply told what to believe in and what is real? It is a journey we are all on. It will be up to you to decide which parts are which.
Break loose of those chains and look around you, because the truth… will set you free.
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