3 feather #bookreview of PATH OF POWER: The First Great Misfortune By H.O. de Jonge

3 feather #bookreview of PATH OF POWER: The First Great Misfortune By H.O. de Jonge


The Aien Mountains surround the mighty city of Angelia. Evil Prince Cain returns to the city after his exile, intent on taking revenge upon his aged father and taking the crown which his sister, Maria, currently holds.
To save him from danger, Maria’s son, the young Prince Alexander, is taken to live at sea after her brother’s evil destroys the city. For fourteen years he is sworn to secrecy about his identity.
Magic reigns in the kingdom, and elves and trolls can be found alongside sub-human creatures named Cevarions. On Alexander’s nineteenth birthday, he re-enters the magical kingdom. Can he right the wrongs of Angelia and save the kingdom from his evil uncle? Only time will tell…


At the age of five, Alex witnesses’ the death of his mother, and the demise of his homeland by his uncle, Cain.  The Advisor to the Queen, Dante, whisks Alex away before Cain realizes there’s a remaining survivor and heir to the throne.  On his nineteenth birthday, Dante returns for Alex to start him on his training as a mighty mage and warrior.  So begins the story.
This is a very multi-dimensional story, with a diverse array of characters and lands.  You can’t help but root for Alex and feel sad for the curse placed on Merrick and the ramifications that transpired.  Dante is also another strong character in the story, along with the evil Generals.  They are each unique unto themselves.  There is a sequel and this story ends at just the right point.
Unfortunately, there are so many grammar, editing and proofreading errors that if it weren’t for the great storyline, I would never have finished the book.  I almost gave up in disgust several times.  Especially when seeing the word son used for sun.  Or the word passed for past.  ERRHH!  There is no reason for these types of oversights.  And I can’t believe a publishing company would put their name on this book.  What is the publishing industry coming to?
If you like a light, fanciful fairy-tale type of story, this would be a great read for you.  As long as you can get past, not passed, all the stupid mistakes.  Even though this is a very good storyline, and I really liked the characters, I will only give it 3 feathers. 

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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