Anna del C. Dye's blog tour. The best part was, of course, getting to read an advanced copy of her new book, A Royal Elf of Abalon. I have read several of Anna's elf books. I love her portrayal of the valiant and protective Elf men. I enjoy reading stories where the men are genuinely good people who love their wives. You can follow Anna on Twitter. She loves to hear from her readers. If you love the book like I do, you can show your appreciation by nominating her book for this year's Whitney Awards.
If you look at this year's movie line up, it's a year for fairy tales. "A Royal Elf of Abalon" is no exception. I felt liked I'd wandered into a fairy tale when I picked up the book. The story started off with secret meetings and references to a wicked queen. When I first started reading it, I could see from both the title and the details included at the beginning of the book where the story was headed, and I was intrigued about how all the pieces would fit together. I confess to having stayed up very late to finish the book. Like all good fairy tales, there's a happily-ever-after ending, but I ached for the characters as they went through their trials to get there. It's a story I enjoyed and its also one I feel comfortable handing to my children. The romance and action will interest both the young audience and an older one. Highly recommended.