Review: The Elf and The Princess

  • Title:
    • The Elf and The Princess
  • Author:
    • Anna del C. Dye
  • Release:
    • April 26, 2012
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • George Tintura
  • Series:
    • The Silent Warrior Trilogy, Book 1

This story starts off with a bit of backstory in the form of a story, before jumping forward 17 years. While that feels a bit janky, I much prefer it to other novels that just dump you into a world and expect you to know what the hell is going on.

It took me a while to get into this story. Though I’m probably just a bit burned out on fantasy at the moment, as I paused another story to listen to this. The second reason I zoned out a lot was the narrator, but I’ll get to that in the audiobook section at the bottom.

It clearly takes inspiration from Lord of the Rings or other fantasy novels of the like. (I’ve never actually read LotR). it has a lot of the fantasy staples we’ve all cum to know and love. it feels like a fleshed-out world full of interesting people and history.

The narrator is overall pretty damn good. His voice is very relaxing to listen to which led to me often zoning out, as I mentioned above. The only issue I had with the audio was the music that plays at the end of the story. It’s obnoxiously loud and plays over the narrator’s voice, drowning out everything he says.

I know “Cozy Mysteries” are a thing. I kept thinking while listening to this story that it should be in the “Cozy Fantasy” genre if such a thing exists. This is a quaint, charming little fantasy novel and I’m definitely interested in listening to the sequels sometime.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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