Prince on PaperI enjoyed the third book in the series just as much as the others, even if it was yet another take on the premise. I especially found the intersection between traditional fairy tales and modern royalty compelling.

The character development paths of Nya and Johan sucked me in on their own, which is important when the happily ever after is assured. Nya’s path toward independence and self-confidence had me cheering multiple times. I also loved a male hero who was not only allowed to have feelings, but feel them deeply.

The subplot was completely unexpected, but it was thrilling to read. Cole’s take on the royalty in small countries is refreshing, and while I’m not sure if more books are planned for this series, I would love a tale featuring Johan’s younger sibling.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted on Amazon and Goodreads.

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By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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