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8.23.2016

Haven ~ Review and Giveaway

Haven
Chronicles of Warshard #1
By Katherine Bogle

War has come to the Six Kingdoms of Warshard and the Kingdom of Rythern is the latest victim of Queen Kadia's insanity.  With the murder of her parents and her brothers Haven Fyre is now queen of Rythern, a role she was never suppose to hold.  But her people need a queen, and in Haven they will have one that cannot be killed.

Going to war against Kadia seems suicide with the kingdoms various armies having suffered losses to her shadow soldiers. With this seeming impossibility the Royals are faced with an impossible decision - fight, flee, or do nothing.

Does Haven commit her remaining soldiers to aid King Corrin in his plan to retake his fallen capital? Or are her troops needed first and foremost in defense of Rythern?  Or does she offer Rythern as a place of sanctuary for those who are fleeing Kadia's aggression?

Relying on the advise of her closest friends and her desire to protect her people, Haven makes a decision that will forever change her life and the future of the Six Kingdoms.

Haven is a book that takes the reader on a journey - a journey of emotion, of loss, of friendship, of betrayal, and of promise.  And this is a journey of growth as Haven becomes the queen she never expected to be by facing her fears and learning to live life.

 This is the first (per the title) in a series and I for one am looking forward to additional books in this series.  Though the book is complete in the story it is telling there is most definitely plenty of material from which more could come.  The writing style of Katherine Bogle is steady and flowing.  There are periods of endless action mixed with those of waiting which is true to what one would experience in one's own life if one were in a similar situation.

This book is definitely aimed at older teens and adults due to the subject matter of a few scenes - this book after all deals with war and the violence that comes with such a state of affairs.  Overall I highly recommend this book and this author's work.

I was provided a copy of this book through iRead Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.





About the Book:
Haven (Chronicles of Warshard #1) is the 2nd place winner of World's Best Story!


Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.


Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.


With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven's neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia's shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven's only home. Haven must make a choice; take her people and flee to the foreign Republic across the sea or lead a last stand against a powerful dictator.

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Author's Bio:
Katherine Bogle's debut young adult novel, Haven, came second in the World's Best Story contest 2015. She currently resides in Saint John, New Brunswick with her partner in crime, and plethora of cats.


​Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook




Giveaway:​


Prizes:
Win an ecopy of HAVEN by Katherine Bogle -
One winner will also win a $15 Amazon gift card
(20 winners in all - open internationally)



Giveaway ends Sept 10

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