A young princess embarks on a desperate quest to find her missing mother. More
Princess Eladria is devastated to learn that her mother has been officially listed as missing. Extensive planet-wide searches by the Royal Military have failed to yield a trace of the queen. Shocked that her father seems to think she won't be coming back, the wilful seven-year-old sneaks out of the palace and prepares to embark on a desperate quest to find her missing mother. It's a quest that's fated to end badly, but a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger could mark a turning point in the princess's life...
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on Feb. 4, 2013 :
The Royal Runaway is a great setup for the events to come in the author's full length novel Eladria.
The short story introduces us to the character of Eladria, a young princess living on the third moon of the fictitious planet Tahnadra, who upon hearing news of her mother's disappearance embarks on a perilous quest to find her.
The sci fi/fantasy world is fully realized with plenty of context and back story to make you feel as though you are reading about a living, breathing world.
Eladria is charming and likeable, and I definitely found myself rooting for her.
This book will give you a taste of what's to come, and it's very cool to read a prequel set a good 10 years before the events of the novel. Getting to know Eladria as a young girl will certainly increase my enjoyment of the full story!