Starflower When a cursed dragon witch kidnaps fairest Lady Gleamdren the Bard Eanrin sets boldly forth on a rescue missiond a race against his rival for Gleamdren s favor Intent upon his quest the last thing t

When a cursed dragon witch kidnaps fairest Lady Gleamdren, the Bard Eanrin sets boldly forth on a rescue missiond a race against his rival for Gleamdren s favor Intent upon his quest, the last thing the immortal Faerie needs is to become mixed up with the troubles of an insignificant mortal.But when he stumbles upon a maiden trapped in an enchanted sleep, he cannot lWhen a cursed dragon witch kidnaps fairest Lady Gleamdren, the Bard Eanrin sets boldly forth on a rescue missiond a race against his rival for Gleamdren s favor Intent upon his quest, the last thing the immortal Faerie needs is to become mixed up with the troubles of an insignificant mortal.But when he stumbles upon a maiden trapped in an enchanted sleep, he cannot leave her alone in the dangerous Wood Between One waking kiss later, Eanrin suddenly finds his story entangled with that of young Starflower A strange link exists between this mortal girl and the dragon witch Will Starflower prove the key to Lady Gleamdren s rescue Or will the dark power from which she flees destroy both her and her rescuer

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  1. Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a passel of cats, and one long suffering dog When she s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and studies piano, painting, and pastry baking She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University She is the author of the TALES OF GOLDSTONE WOOD, which currently includes seven novels and two novellas, with plenty works due to release over the next few years Her novels HEARTLESS, VEILED ROSE, and DRAGONWITCH have each been honored with a Christy Award, and STARFLOWER was voted winner of the 2013 Clive Staples Award.

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  1. LOVED this book Anne Elisabeth Stengl s novels just keep getting better I ve loved all of her books from Tales of Goldstone Wood, but Starflower is definitely an all time favorite Starflower Imraldera s story was a fascinating one As was Bard Eanrin s What a delightful tale With cat men, possessive rivers, dragonwitches, and brave young mortal maidens, this story drew me in Starflower, and others, Heartless, Veiled Rose, and Moonblood, have a captivating quality A moon named Hymlume Faerie kings [...]

  2. SO MANY FEELS Anne Elisabeth Stengl did it again She made characters that had flaws that you couldn t help but fall in love with I think that Starflower is my favorite of the series so far This probably stems from the fact that Eanrin and Imraldera are such wonderful and like everyone in the books well rounded characters I m beginning to get accustomed to the heart wrenching details of this series, and to my horror, I enjoy it Take Imraldera s past, for example As it unfolds, you feel the pain S [...]

  3. As if I wasn t looking forward to another installment to the Tales of Goldstone Wood series enough, when I discovered that Eanrin was one of the main characters in Starflower, my patience was even thinner as I waited Eanrin has been my favorite character throughout the series He s arrogant and selfish, which would make you think I d dislike him, but that s not the case I ve discovered through my reading that arrogant men hold a special place in my reading heart long as their heart of gold shines [...]

  4. You ve never loved anyone but yourself all your life StarflowerStarflower is Anne Stengl s fourth book in her Tales of Goldstone Wood Saga It is a prequel and takes place about 1600 years before Heartless.As always the messages in Anne s story are profound and convicting As we watch Starflower we learn the power of true love and seeing people through the eyes of the Creator to know their true names.Eanrin, 1600 years younger then we last saw him, is selfish to the core But as the novel progresse [...]

  5. I have many thoughts.There s no denying the fact that this book spoke to me I was legitimately moved at times And yet, there s a still a barrier that stands between me and this series.Lovely Things EANRINNNNN C mon, you saw this coming But SERIOUSLY THOUGH Eanrin is absolutely precious and he breaks melts warms my heart all at once His journey in this book was hands down what moved me the most His was a story of fear and love and finding out how to live EXCUSE ME WHILE I COLLAPSE FROM THE BEAUTY [...]

  6. Did I say I liked Lionheart and Rose best No No, I don t think soAll right, so maybe I did, but Starflower and especially Eanrin snagged my heart in this latest tale of Goldstone Wood I fell in love with the cat poet, his feline ways and his foolishness and his deathly fear of the Hound who ever pursues him He was than just a laugh although he is certainly that he is full of personality and you cannot help but be invested in him Since Starflower is mute, she was rather harder for me to get to k [...]

  7. This book caught me by the heart and refused to let go I started it, excited to read another book from the Tales of Goldstone Wood, and instantly became so entangled in the lives of the characters that I had a hard time setting the book aside, even to do ordinary things like eat and sleep.Starflower is the fourth book released in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series, though it takes place than sixteen hundred years before the others.Anne Elisabeth Stengl s writing style is absolutely beautiful Th [...]

  8. If quality is to be measured in terms of interest and fascination if literary merit reveals itself through invested emotion tears in several cases and a desire to go on reading a story forever then I think Starflower could truthfully be called best and most beautiful of Stengl s Tales of Goldstone Wood I d looked forward to reading it for some time, and Stengl did not disappoint She provides plenty of familiar faces from the start, as well as some new ones, and after I passed the fifty page mark [...]

  9. Wow Wow Wow Wow Amazing I LOVE THIS BOOK The main characters are Eanrin and Starflower When Eanrin goes on an adventure to save his love, things start happening both bad and good Starflower has always been cursed, she finds a certain cat that changes things in life OK sorry that this review is so horrid I just can not write, but this book is so worth reading I think people ages 12 and up can read this, depending on what they can handle There is not anything I don t like about this book There is [...]

  10. This had to have been my favorite of the series so far I absolutely loved it The imagery is amazing, the setting so detailed, and the characters are a hilarious I could barely put this book down for wanting to know what would happen next.Like a lot of fans, I absolutely love Sir Eanrin and was so glad to find out that he would be a main character in this story Usually I don t like cats, but he is an exception To know what other books I back, go to my blog at backingbooks

  11. QUICK HIT Taking place sixteen hundred years before the first three novels in the series, Starflower takes us into the past but leaves us with two familiar characters who aren t yet who we know them as With majestic prose and compelling imagery, Stengl weaves a beautiful tale of liberation, submission, and the hounding call of the one who named all things.The Dragonwitch seeks the Flowing Gold of Rudiobus, and none save King Iubdan, Queen Bebo, and Lady Gleamdren know of its secret and Lady Glea [...]

  12. Rescuing a princess can be a relatively thankless task Especially when the Princess is rather a stuck up snot Nearly insurmountable perils await those who brave dire difficulties, precarious pinnacles and plummeting waterfalls not to mention dungeons of death.Two hearty gentlemen, one characterized by a lyrical tomcat, the other by a bustling officious badger undertake just such a risky proposition.But along the way, the tomcat fellow rescues a young maiden of deep tribal heritage who really doe [...]

  13. Starflower continues Anne Elisabeth Stengl s winning streak Her Tales of Goldstone Wood are consistently good and this one is no exception, blending fairy tale, allegory, classic lit and modern storytelling into one absorbing, epic tale I particularly enjoyed the tribal setting of the far past of Stengl s Southland it lent a unique flavour to the story Also thoroughly appreciated the Hound of Heaven references I did think the religious allegory could have been a little subtle, or something Also [...]

  14. Thus I continued my exploration of The Tales of Goldstone Wood series in Starflower This book was amazing, and intense and moving I loved it Honestly, each of Anne Elisabeth s new novels keeps reaching new heights of wonderfulness, beauty, and strength I enjoyed reading Imraldra s story the character Starflower is another new favourite I truly routed for her struggles and journey, and loved the way she looked out for her young sister I have a dear younger sister too, so I knew just how she must [...]

  15. Review also available at Making the GradeFinally My opportunity to share my thoughts on this book STARFLOWER by Anne Elisabeth Stengl is the Goldstone Woods series prequel that I devoured in nearly a single sitting After which I immediately went about acquiring paperback copies of the rest this stellar, and still on going, high fantasy series It s a beautifully written story that sweeps across vast lands unlike anything we can imagine in our time involving daring adventure, enchanting dragons, f [...]

  16. For a detailed review, see the full post It s not often that I get nervous writing a book review, but this one has left me feeling a bit uncomfortable I want to do it justice I m not sure I can say enough positive things about this book, which is, in my opinion, allegorical fantasy at its best.When a simple girl is led into the world of immortals, we fall into a story I can best describe as a cross between Alice in Wonderland and the Chronicles of Narnia It s a world where rivers and trees come [...]

  17. Cat and mouseI am thoroughly enjoying reading through the Tales of Goldstone Woods series Starflower, book 4, held up well in comparison with the first three Though my favorite is still Heartless, this one might be my second favorite One of my favorite characters in the series is Sir Eanrin, and it was great to see him as a main character instead of just a supporting role His inner struggle between choosing to serve the One Who Names Them, or to serve himself, really rang true with me, and was d [...]

  18. I know I m not good with words so I hope my review does starflower justice Anne Elisabeth Stengl has done it againwrote an amazing book with amazing characters As you read you will feel as if you have stepped into the story with Eanrin and Starflower I ve had trouble lately reading seems to hold my attention but I did not have that problem with this book It s amazing and I really can t put into words how much I did enjoy starflower It s not just a story but a deeper story of lovet the kind of lo [...]

  19. Once again author Anne Elisabeth Stengl delivers a beautiful fantasy novel intertwined with the Tales of Goldstone Wood series She seamlessly weaves fairytale properties a bit of Rapunzel the age old story of beauty and the beast into the fabric of a Christian mind The characters of STARFLOWER are torn by and from their lives into the adventure of a lifetime, struggling to save each other, struggling to save themselves, and all the while their paths are determined and pursued by an ethereal, unr [...]

  20. Absolutely breathtaking artistry in such a young author I am so grateful that I was able to see a galley version before the big release Each of these books is better than the one before I cannot recommend the series highly enough.

  21. When I received this book in the mail, I was so excited that I had to restrain myself from tearing into it right away It held promise of all the aspects I enjoy in a novel adventure, far off lands, mystery and wonder, and a dash of the fairy tale and romance.And Starflower brought it all, as well as its own unique flavour While not boring by any means, the story is not driven by action Instead, it delves into character not simply the beings, whether mortal or Faerie, but the very lands in which [...]

  22. As usual with Anne Elisabeth Stengl and her books, this was an absolute 5 star read for me This has absolutely become one of my favorite series I love the atmosphere of these books and the way that Stengl uses traditional fairy tale elements as well as classic works and native mythologies to weave her tales For instance, within this book, there is a maiden kidnapped by a dragon and imprisoned in a high tower as well as a maiden being awakened with a kiss from an enchanted sleep, and these are el [...]

  23. With daring descriptions and exquisite emotion, Stengl continues to fascinate and inspire with her fourth installment in the Tales of Goldstone Woods series Earlier this year, Moonblood the third installment moved me to tears and enchanted me, and it became my favorite of the series But then Starflower came along with its powerful themes, epic quests, and unique look at familiar characters It took a little bit of time for me to become completely enthralled, but once I was in, this book blossomed [...]

  24. Review can also be found here imlostinabook 201I have to say, I can t decide what part of this book I like the best It s a three way tie between the plot, the characters, or the character development But whichever of the three does eventually win, this book was an amazing read I d definitely recommend to any lover of fantasy.The book starts off meeting Eanrin, the conceited and imminently dislike able fae Through a series of events caused by Eanrin s ego Lady Gleamdren, off whom Eanrin and Gloma [...]

  25. Eanrin has always known to never get involved in the affairs of mortals If all Faeries had that policy, the Hidden Land would have lived out a happier story But as the lost daughter of the Eldest walked a road darkened by Faerie, so her path will fatefully cross a Faerie s again And again.In Starflower, Anne Elisabeth Stengl tells the story of Faeries who became involved with mortals, and mortals who became involved with Faeries Not all were the better for it nor were all the worst.Starflower is [...]

  26. Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl is yet another novel from the Goldstone Wood Series filled with unique voices and humorous characters.They say to create a great piece of writing you must read a variety of genres Stengl inserts some Native American flavor into these stories as we hear about some of the characters from Veiled Rose and Moonblood like the boy who got lost on the Paths and Imeralda We also learn about Earin, the cat man.The story is less about Earin and about Imeralda also know [...]

  27. Yet another book that was difficult to put down Anne Elisabeth Stengl s writing is amazing She picks words that vividly paint a picture in the reader s mind She s also managed to create a world that is deep, with it s own set of histories legends Almost as if it s been around for years in than just pen and paper Set around 1600 years before the events that unfolded beginning in Heartless and moving on through Veiled Rose and Moonblood, Starflower allows us to see the back story behind some char [...]

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