Long Live Freedom *Review
Posted by brriske
College Student Publishes Fourth Young Adult Novel
Raleigh, NC – Elizabeth Hunt, who published her first novel Quest to Arcadia at age 15, has released her fourth, and first stand-alone, novel Long Live Freedom.
Karter, banished and alone, stumbles across the kingdom of Conquistado where Derex Fallon keeps a strangling hold on the populace. In Conquistado he meets Alick, the leader of the Pantasmas, the rebel group in the forest that does their best to thwart Fallon at every turn. When a chance event gives Alick the chance of a lifetime, Karter and Alick embark on a journey to the mountains beyond to find help of a most unusual kind. In this stunning story of the struggle of a handful of teenagers as they attempt to fight the injustice of a nation, there is mystery, romance, and adventure of all kinds as the Battle for Libre commences and the reign of Derex Fallon balances on the edge of an abyss.
Set in a parallel world where mythical creatures roam free beyond the safety of town lines, Miss Hunt leads readers through this world of enthralling battles and vivid landscapes whilst captivating her audience with a unique and lively plot. Miss Hunt comments that “the strongest aspect of this book is the strong female leads. While half the book is in Karter’s point of view his main purpose is as an outside spectator to the unusual events taking place in Conquistado. The real power lies in Alick, leader of the rebel group, the Pantasmas and her right hand, Sam. This is her story. When most people think of a band of thieves living in the woods they think Robin Hood and almost vigilante-like justice. This isn’t that story. This isn’t a bunch of bachelors hiding out stealing back tax money. This story is about a band of children, orphans and refugees, who are desperately trying not only to survive, but to restore the glory and freedom to what used to be their city of Libre.”
About the book:
Fantasy young adult about a kingdom that has been overtaken by an evil king who is oppressing the population and has nearly ruined the livelihood of all the city dwellers. In a mixture of Oliver Twist and Peter Pan, a gang of children has formed in the woods. They sneak into town and steal what they need, trying to only take from the king himself and not from the citizens. A young prince from a neighboring kingdom has been banished simply because he is the weaker twin and he falls into their hands. Can the children overthrow the king? Will the young prince become one of the gang or remain a prisoner?
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book, and have several young friends I will be recommending it to. The characters are well developed and engage you almost immediately. The plot has a perfect twist and an awesome climax. Great for all ages!!
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I give this one a well earned four hearts!
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