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The Lost Valor of Love by E A Carter

The Lost Valor of Love

Author: E A Carter

Amazon Link: The Lost Valor of Love

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Gold Winner Adult Fiction - 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Finalist Winner First Novel & Historical Fiction - 2019 Indie Author Network's Book of the Year Awards

Growing up during the centuries-long conflict between the empires of Egypt and Hatti, the young princess Istara is taken hostage by the King of Hatti to secure the loyalty of her father, the King of Kadesh to the empire. Soon her new life in Hatti's glittering capital becomes all she knows. Bound in blood before the gods to Hatti's unwilling crown prince, Istara, now Hatti's queen-in-waiting, learns she will never be loved.
But the drums of war beat again, and when the scheming plans of Hatti's king threaten the existence of all civilization, the gods give Istara a choice: to leave behind everything she knows to save mankind, or remain where she is, powerless, a token on the game board of kings. On the brink of one of the most brutal battles in history, she chooses to risk her life to deliver a message to the only man able to prevent the prophecy from becoming a reality--her mortal enemy, the Pharaoh Ramesses II.

Wounded, cold and hungry, she wanders in the battle's horrific aftermath, and aids a powerful commander, who she learns protected her once, and has been bound to her ever since by a prophetic dream of his future. Despite his resistance, and Istara once more becoming a pawn of kings, they must confront an eternal love so powerful, not even kings, the gods, or death can keep them apart.

The Lost Valor of Love is the first book of the Transcendence series.

What Our Readers Think

This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: The Lost Valor of Love
Author: E A Carter

Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 22
Editing: 10/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Of the 22 readers:
22 would read another book by this author.
22 thought the cover was good or excellent.
20 felt it was easy to follow.
22 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
Of all the readers, 15 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.
Of all the readers, 7 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’.
22 felt the pacing was good or excellent.
22 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.

Readers’ Comments
‘What a superb read; a clever often complex plot with a superbly described setting. Strong pacing too.’ Male reader, aged 43
‘Exciting historical novel set in old Egypt. Plenty of political trickery, betrayal, love, war in this well-researched, lively novel. The author is very talented.’ Female reader, aged 54
‘A strong female hero to root for, a complex plot and a fascinating historical setting. This is a gem of a book. The author has a dynamic writing style, often poetical, which draws the reader in. A well-research plot interwoven with solid historical research, I would recommend this to fans of historical fiction.’ Female reader, aged 67
‘I sat and read this on my laptop over three days. Couldn’t stop reading it. Will now hunt out all of this author’s books.’ Male reader, aged 38

To Sum It Up:
‘An enthralling, multi-layered plot populated with fascinating characters. A GOLD MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

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