Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

by | Jul 21, 2010 | Fiction Book Reviews | 5 comments

Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon marry. She dreams of a charming prince, but when her first suitor arrives, he’s not what she’d hoped. Prince Aethelbald of mysterious Farthestshore has travelled a great distance to prove his love–and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be on the hunt and blazing a path of terror.

 Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald’s offer–and ignores his cautions with dire consequences. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in his sights. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.

 A Tale of Goldstone Wood
Timeless Fantasy That Will Keep You Spellbound

WHAT a great cover for a book!! Doesn’t it just grab your attention. I love it. This story is a great addition to the Christian fantasy niche and a beautiful reminder to guard what is most precious to us. The truths of wisdom and faithfulness are blended throughout this allegory. I have yet to see what my 12 year old thinks of it, but I’ll be interested in his perspective. It has the feel of being more of a book for girls than boys (just based on my limited experience with my own boys’ reading’ choices, but the cover alone captured my son’s attention.

The story is creative and well-written. I can’t wait to see what else Anne Elisabeth Stengl will produce.

(Alas, Elisabeth, you stole the title for my wip 😉

(This book was provided by Bethany House Publishing and reviewed (with pleasure) as part of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance)


  1. pepperbasham

    It’s a great into to her writing, Melanie. Thanks for stopping by. How’s the new ‘published author’ feeling? 😉

  2. Melanie Dickerson

    Well, Pepper, she feels like she’s in some kind of time warp until September. I don’t know why. She’s nervous and excited and depressed all at the same time. She’s really weird, but shh, don’t tell her I said so.

    • Pepper

      She’s having a POV switch. Is it called head hopping when it happens in real life? 😉

  3. Melanie Dickerson

    She’s not sure. She’s a little confused right now and about to go to bed, hoping she’ll wake up in the middle of the night thinking about her WIP so that maybe she can finally write something tomorrow for the first time in weeks!


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