Review | Two Thousand Years | M. Dalto

em sexta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2019 |
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Two Thousand Years
M. Dalto
(The Empire Saga #1)
Publication date: December 11th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
Two thousand years ago, the Prophecy of Fire and Light foretold the coming of the Queen Empress who would lead the Empire into a time of peace and tranquility. But instead of the coming of a prosperous world, a forbidden love for the Empress waged a war that ravaged the land, creating a chasm between the factions, raising the death toll of innocent lives until the final, bloody battle.
Centuries later, Alexandra, a twenty-two-year-old barista living in Boston, is taken to an unfamiliar realm of mystery and magic where her life is threatened by Reylor, its banished Lord Steward. She crosses paths with Treyan, the arrogant and seductive Crown Prince of the Empire, and together they discover how their lives, and their love, are so intricately intertwined by a Prophecy set in motion so many years ago.
Alex, now the predestined Queen Empress Alexstrayna, whose arrival was foretold by the Annals of the Empire, controls the fate of her new home as war rages between the Crown Prince and Lord Steward. Either choice could tear her world apart as she attempts to keep the Empire’s torrid history from repeating itself. In a realm where betrayal and revenge will be as crucial to her survival as love and honor, Alex must discover whether it is her choice – or her fate – that determines how she survives the Empire’s rising conflicts.

Author Bio:
M. Dalto is a fiction author of adventurous romantic fantasy and her debut novel, Two Thousand Years, won one of Wattpad’s Watty Awards in 2016. She continues to volunteer her time as an Ambassador, where she hopes to engage and inspire new writers. She spends her days as a full-time residential real estate paralegal, using her evenings to pursue her literary agenda. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.


*I was given a free digital copy in this book as a part of a promotional blog tour; however, my opinions are still my own.*
This book brings the readers the story of Alex as she is thrown from her an ordinary into a role of Empress in a strange world governed by a Prophecy that now seems to be entwined with her life.
I hate to start with the bad but the first thing I noticed about this book is that it was way to quick, our main character is okay with everything that’s happening. She’s kidnapped by a handsome prince, taken against her will to this strange planet and she just… accepts it. Thinks about running maybe once or twice but doesn’t do anything concrete.
But once you get over the fact that our main character will not have natural reactions, and accept that everything will be too quick, the story moves along quite nicely.
Because there is Prophecy that binds our two protagonists together, they are, before they even know each other attracted to one another. And by now you know how I feel about insta-romance, but I can’t really criticize it when there’s the whole premise of the book, right?
These people are born to procreate together, and even though I personally like things to be more worked, for it to build up to that moment, I can’t really point it out as a fault, can I? What I can say, is that I, personally, saw no chemistry between the main characters whatsoever.
The thing is, the story moves along quite likely once you really get into the world and I had fun discovering the author’s plans for these characters but there’s nothing overly innovative about this book. The Prophecy and how it works, which was probably the part I enjoyed the most, was not explored, we’re just told it exists and that it ‘’rules’’ this world. But why? How?
And why the bloody hell was the kingdom destroyed? Why did a war happened?!
Still, if you are looking for a light fantasy read, take this book because you will certainly have a good time, despite its faults, this is a read you will only stop once you reach that last page.

Rating: 3 stars.


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