Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review of - The Luckless Prince by Rie Sheridah Rose

The Luckless Prince

by Rie Sheridan Rose
Published by Zumaya Otherworlds
ISBN: 9781612710143
320 pages
About The Book:
The Luckless Prince is an epic quest fantasy. Prince Roland and his squire, Stefan, journey downriver to negotiate a fur deal for his father. But the seemingly innocuous mission becomes a nightmare as the raft is attacked by a band of raiders. And their troubles are only beginning.

As Roland tries to return home and reassure his father of his safety, he finds himself taken prisoner by the mysterious elves of legend. And, in the end, only by forming an uneasy alliance
can their common enemy be defeated.
About the Author:
Rie Sheridan Rose has been writing professionally for the last ten years or so — though she has just added the “Rose” on the end. After putting up with her for the last eight years, she figured her husband deserved the recognition. Prior to last year, her work appeared under “Rie Sheridan.”

In that decade, she has published 4 novels, 1 short story collection, 2 chapbooks of collected stories, and five poetry collections as well as contributing to several anthologies.

Her stories have also been published in The Eternal Night, ShadowKeep and Verge ezines, as well as the EOTU and Planet Relish websites.

Her poetry appeared in the print magazines Mythic Circle, Dreams of Decadence, and Abandoned Towers as well as the Electric Wine and Tapestry ezines.

The Half-Price Books 1999 “Say Good-Night to Illiteracy” Anthology contained her children’s story “Bedtime for Benny”.

Both her short story anthology RieVisions and poetry collection Dancing on the Edge were finalists in the 2003 EPPIE awards. Poetry collection Straying from the Path and Young Adult novel The Right Hand of Velachaz were finalists in the 2004 EPPIE awards.

Her most popular stories to date are the Adventures of Bruce and Roxanne, humorous horror shorts several of which have been collected into two print chapbooks by Yard Dog Press.

She has also written the lyrics to several songs for Marc Gunn. Their “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” CD is due out in August.

  • Rie lives in Texas with her husband Newell and several cats, all spoiled rotten.

Review by Lynda:
"What do you plan to do next?" Stefan asked his new found kinsman.
"I plan to claim your kingdom."

Those words found about half way through the book really sum up the treacherous journey Stefan has experienced his whole life. Since a small boy, he has known what it is to be alone, without true family or the comfort of knowing one's place in the world. And what a world author Rie Sheridah Rose has created.

Mankind is secure and thinks it has no rival since the demise of the Elven world, but they are mistaken. Beginning with the adventure first initiated by Prince Roland, a set of circumstances congeals around the Prince and his loyal friend and protector, Stefan. One that will test their bond of friendship and the security of their two worlds. They must forge a new alliance to overcome an evil menace that is determined to destroy both their kingdoms.

Author Rie Sheridah Rose has created a believable fantasy world through precise descriptions, colorful languages, cultural loyalties, and the power of friendship and purpose. This story will attract YA readers and adults alike.

Continue the Tour:
Thursday, July 28
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Book reviewed at A Word’s Worth
Interviewed at Paperback Writer


  1. Thank you for the lovely review, Lynda.

  2. Sounds very interesting. Thanks for the review.
    Sue B

  3. I love these types of stories. Anything set in this era is a plus for me, but adding an Elven element is a bonus. Would love to read this book.

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  4. I don't normally don't read fantasies but I would read this one just because the cover is so cool!
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