My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Free from Smashwords
Genre: YA Fantasy
Book Description: ELEMENTAL PRINCESS by M.M. Roethig *Prequel to Raine
Kaesen, an elemental princess, lives on a distant star called Maia. She loves Alwen, but as her sworn protector they're forbidden to be together. Promised to a cruel man, Kaesen will do whatever is necessary to change the stars and be allowed to love her Alwen.
My thoughts: This novella is very good. I usually prefer a longer story, but this caught my attention and caught my interest in the full length novel, Raine. Elemental Princess is the prequel and lays a great foundation to the story that is to come.
Kaesen is a Princess on a dying star. She loves her childhood friend, Alwen, who has become her protector. She has been promised to marry another man, a man she does not love, a man who gives her the creeps.
This novella deals with their struggle to be together. It compares a pure love to evil intentions.
I was impressed by the amount of description and the empathy that I felt for the characters in only 57 pages.