The Treasure of Isian, Book 1 in the Isian Series by Serena Clarke
Age Range: Young Adult/Adult
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 17, 2012)
Series: Isian #1
Source: Author for review
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Prince Garin is a brave, proud, adventure-seeking prince. Elani is his most trusted servant and she would do anything for him, even die for him. Their quest to find the mystical Treasure of Isian is immediately interrupted and they find themselves confronted by angry giants, soul-stealing elves, betwitched dragons, a vengeful water-witch, battling foes, and a mysterious kingdom. Elani must face her greatest fears to save her prince and her kingdom. Garin must decide what the most important things are in his life. Will they be able to make a great sacrifice to save the kingdom? And will Elani find true love? Become lost in the adventure, love, loyalty, and mystery of The Treasure of Isian!
About the Author:
Serena Clarke has loved writing since she was young and has taken several writing classes. She loves fantasy with a hint of romance and wishes to contribute to the genre.
Serena has a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and is a member of the Red Mountain Shadows Publishing team. She is passionate about learning, reading, art, and design. She enjoys designing her book covers as much as writing her books.
This book is light, quick to read, and uncomplicated. It’s a nice fantasy adventure with a sweet romance blossoming along the way. Gavin and Elani both learn about themselves and each other as they go in search of answers about the mysterious Treasure of Isian.
The only downside was that I spent much of the book feeling like an observer. The details were sparse and the characters went through the motions without much fanfare. Otherwise, I really liked the story and the growth that both Gavin and Elani went through. I liked how their adventures brought them closer together.
If you are looking for a clean, light read for an afternoon, give this a try. It is suitable for both teen and adult readers.