The Evergreen Heir: A Novel (The Five Crowns of Okrith, 4)
Following the impromptu melee that leaves them betrothed to the second Golden Eagle, Neelo, the Heir of the Saxbridge, retreats to the Southern Court with the intent of returning to their invisible life.
However, the looming threat of the violet witches finally forces Neelo out of the shadows and into the leadership role they have been reluctant to shoulder. As a lover of puzzles, Neelo can’t help but be lured into the challenge of piecing together how the nefarious dens of Witches Brew, a mysterious shipwreck, and a young brown witch all connect to the current threat on the court. With the arrival of their betrothed, the two set off on an adventure to save the court and potentially find love along the way.
This slow-burning friends to lovers romance is an endearing and heartfelt moment in the series. The underlying theme of self-identity and self-worth not being tied to a physical attribute but rather to the merits as a human is represented in a thoughtful and empowering storyline. Neelo’s journey eloquently showcases how everyone deserves unconditional love and the respect of being their true selves.
|A K Mulford
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