Book Review: The Movement of Crowns by Nadine C. Keels


 17909380Title: The Movement of Crowns

 Author:  Nadine C. Keels

 Genre:  Historical Fiction

 Publisher:  CreateSpace

 Description (from Goodreads)

At the point when kingdoms’ ideas of humanity differ…
The nation of Diachona is celebrating the twentieth birthday and rite of passage for Constance, the Diachonian king’s daughter and heir. Yet, the pause for festivity doesn’t erase collective doubts about Constance’s aspiration for a place with the men on the National Council, nor does it eliminate fears roused by oppressive threats from a neighboring, powerful empire. Amid increasing rumors of war and personal misgivings about her own future, Constance deems this an inopportune time to be falling in love with one Commander Alexander. Will Providence keep them all through international tensions and the changing of times, or is Diachona watching its territory in vain?


I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

The Movement of Crowns had some interesting parts but overall it was a pretty slow read. There were pages and pages of description where nothing happened and then when something important did happen, such as the first few meetings between Constance and Alexander, it was a quick dialogue and not much was described in the way of thoughts and/or feelings during the meetings. The last few chapters did pick up and I did enjoy the ending.

The characters were not as well developed as they could have been. I did like that Constance was so independent. One thing that I found unrealistic was how the queen was mentally incapacitated for so many years and then was suddenly so much better. 

I did find the Mundayne part of the story interesting as well as humorous at times.  

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