A Tale of Fantasy, Mystery, and Romance

alliance-of-isian webThe main focus of this giveaway hop is to talk about “a book that you love.” This is definitely a book that I love. The romance is clean and can be read by all ages. In The Alliance of Isian, Isian decides to make an alliance with their long time enemies for a very good cause. So Isian sends a proposal, offering their daughter to the prince, in order to ensure an alliance. Princess Gabrielle and her new husband, Prince Alec must learn to work together and trust each other in order to triumph in the approaching war. With a mysterious beast attacking the kingdom, their lives in danger, and overcoming their vast cultural differences, will love grow despite their trials or tear them apart? Enjoy the fantasy, danger, mystery, and romance!

Cheryl Larson wrote: “I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Serena’s. I loved this book even more than the first one in the series. I am always intrigued by stories of arranged marriages and how they turn to marriages filled with love. These two characters had so much to overcome, coming from different cultures. Yet, they bravely took on the challenge because of the love they had for the people who they ruled over. There is plenty of action and intrigue in the storyline. I lost quite a bit of sleep reading way too late into the night. I love the characters. I want to know even more about their lives. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!”

This is the second book in The Isian Series. When we think of fantasy, we think of magic and mythical creatures, but it is not the same without some romance to add to the mixture.

The Alliance of Isian was one of the best romances I’ve read. Why? Gabrielle is a strong character and I could feel the emotions she was experiencing. I could feel her frustration in being forced to marry someone she did not know, and whose background was totally so different from her own. Alec is likewise a strong character and has his definite opinions, but he is also very sensitive to Gabrielle’s feelings of inadequacy in marrying a stranger. As time passes, I could see the respect they gradually develop for each another and how they learn to understand one another’s differences. They learn to accept one another’s faults and failings. I noticed the change in both characters, a change for the better, as Gabrielle and Alec fall in love.

For those interested in checking out all 3 books in this series, go to these links below.

Links for E-Books:
Book 1 – The Treasure of Isian: http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Isian-Serena-Clarke/dp/1477540105
Book 2 – The Alliance of Isian: http://www.amazon.com/Alliance-Isian-Book-ebook/dp/B00I11H7N8
Book 3 – The Secret of Isian: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Isian-Book-ebook/dp/B01AOU7VZM

Links for Audible Audiobooks:
Book 1 – The Treasure of Isian: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Treasure-of-Isian-Audiobook/B01F7U4V4I
Book 2 – The Alliance of Isian: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Alliance-of-Isian-Audiobook/B01L2A5ACY
Book 3 – The Secret of Isian: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Secret-of-Isian-Audiobook/B01MQVA4PP


9 thoughts on “A Tale of Fantasy, Mystery, and Romance

  1. I think that this series is excellent.
    i have the first book and though I’m still fairly early in the story, I’m enjoying it a lot.
    Thank you so much.

  2. I see a lot of books focusing on how awful it is for the woman to be forced to marry someone she doesn’t know. Ummm. If she doesn’t know him, then he doesn’t know her either. Isn’t he kind of in the same boat? 😀

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