Reviews

THE TREASURE OF ISIAN

“I love the mix of adventure and prophecy in this novel. Clarke takes readers away into an unforgettable and magical fantasy world with descriptions that paint the world in vivid colors. The magical creatures and diverse peoples that we meet kept me enthralled. All the while, the exciting and emotional plot was unforgettable. I loved how everything came together while also taking me on a great journey. The mix of characters was astounding. They were all developed so intricately. Garin’s growth through his travels was astounding. I could really see the future king in him, as well as a human being that I truly liked. Elani was a bit of a mystery for most of the novel. I found myself questioning parts of her personality right until the end when the mystery was revealed. It was fantastic. This is a book that I really had fun with. It is fantasy that will be loved by teens and adults alike.” –Jonel Boyko, Confessions of a Bibliophile

The Treasure of Isian was a stirring tale of an enchanted servant and a handsome prince and the adventures they face together as they search for the fabled treasure of Isian that will grant the bearer any wish they desire. This story had everything–dragons, witches, giants, elves, kings, princesses, terrifying forests and true love. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. Elani’s story was touching and heartbreaking as she goes on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. The author did a wonderful job pacing the story and connecting me to the characters. I loved them all. Superb story that brought a smile to my face and helped me remember that sometimes, we can overlook the most valuable treasures in life if we’re not careful.”  –Charissa Stastny, Author

“I love a good fairy-tale. This one is delightful. It’s full of adventure, dragons, witches, elves, and other fantasy creatures. There are several wonderful heroes as well. I liked watching the mystery unfold and guessing how the characters would overcome the challenges they faced. I look forward to more from Serena Clarke.” –Cheryl Larson

“The Treasure of Isian is an interesting tale about a servant girl who must do what the prince commands. Elani grows up with the prince and they learn many things together: sword fighting, riding horses, hunting, and such. When the prince takes Elani with him to hunt a treasure, he never imagines how this trip will change their lives forever. They have to battle giants, women warriors, a water witch, and poison plants all to get this special treasure that all want, but only the right person can use. The story starts a bit slow, yet soon draws you in, and won’t let you go. The romance is cute and clean. It will be enjoyed by YA and adults alike.” –Anna del C. Dye, Author of Elf Tales and Romance

“I would probably classify The Treasure of Isian as a fairy-tale novel. Even though it has elements of fantasy it isn’t bogged down by over-descriptive details as books in this genre usually are. It is written in simple, straightforward language which helps to keep the plot moving and makes for a quick, fast-paced read. Elani was a very impressive character. Her devotion and loyalty to Prince Garin were unparalleled even when it was not reciprocated and her faith allowed her to believe in their relationship despite Garin’s ambivalence. These traits not only helped her romantically but also assisted her in making an important journey of self-discovery.” –Lexie Hogan

THE ALLIANCE OF ISIAN

“I love a good story with an arranged marriage in it–especially if it involves royalty. How could I not love this one? Gabrielle is offered up to marry handsome Prince Alec in order to forge an alliance that will help in the coming war. Their relationship progresses slowly and naturally and I really enjoyed watching it unfold. I loved the mystery and adventure and thought there was just the right amount of fantasy. Of course, my favorite parts were the romance. I loved how kind and gracious this couple was and how they worked together to find a solution to the problems at hand. I really liked the first book, but I loved this one! So far, they just keep getting better!” – Katie Watkins, Katie’s Clean Book Collection

“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!!!!!!” – Cheryl Larson, Reviewer

THE SECRET OF ISIAN

“Fantastic read! Lots of adventure and a truly humble hero that is worth admiring! Prince Ander and Rimelda each have so much responsibility on their shoulders. They are determined to protect and free their people from the darkness. In the process, they learn about themselves and each other. I loved that both the hero and the heroine are both such very good people. They each are willing to sacrifice much to overcome the darkness that is destroying their lands. I love that it is their truly good qualities that helps them conquer their enemies!” —Cheryl Larson

“You will see battles with interesting characters and mythical creatures. This fantasy is an exciting story that will keep you on your toes and wondering what will happen next. And of course, there is some romance! You will want to keep reading until the end of the book to find out where the interesting twists and turns will lead you.” –Sunnie Reviews

“This is an excellent love story full of intrigue. The Secret of Isian is a fast moving tale. Not only does it have romance, but also lots of action and battles as the characters make their trek to save the kingdom. While Prince Ander learns to accept his destiny, he also realizes that his love for Rimelda is growing day by day. For the first time in his life, he has met his match! She is spunky, obstinate, and frustrating. But at the same time, she intrigues Ander because she demands respect. Even from the prince! That’s what I loved about this story.” –Linda Weaver Clarke

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