Review of The Rose Princess and the Queen of the Dark Salt Sea by Isabelle Quilty

Read: 5th August 2020

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Spoilers in review: No

CW: murder, violence

The Kingdom of Sweethearth has two Queens. They’ve been at war for as long as anyone knows, and they’re cursed to always be so. Princess Hanna of High Dawn, the Rose Faelancer, and Princess Dori of Lunar, the Iris Faelancer, are best friends, on the cusp of admitting their romantic feelings for each other, and they don’t want the curse to split them up. In order to make sure that they don’t grow up to hate each other, they go on a quest to find the lost Lavender bracer, so that they can reunite all the bracers and set about finding the other Faelancers.

Faelancers are basically magical girls. This short story has queer princesses, star-crossed lovers, and magical girls!

I love the concept behind this short story, and I love the world that it builds up. It functions mostly as a prequel to what is due to become a longer series, and I’m definitely planning on checking that series out when it’s released!

This did need another round of edits. There were a few grammar issues that were really noticeable, and I found the action scenes difficult to follow. The girls also showed a distinct lack of concern about killing other people that threw me at first, and I think that this is something that could be explored more when there’s more page-time in which to do so.

To sum up, I liked this short story! I will be picking up the next installment in the series, and I’m rooting for Hanna and Dori!

I recieved a copy from StoryOrigin in return for an honest review.

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