Prodigy Prince (The Seven Covenant #1) by Natasha Sapienza (2017)
YA Fiction | Fantasy
“At seventeen, all Prince Nuelle had ever known was safety and peace while living in the Supreme Palace of Zephoris.
But one night, his older brother, Tane, defies their father by traveling to a cursed land. Now Nuelle holds the signet-ring and carries more responsibility than even Tane bore. Thrust from the palace and sent to a knight-building academy, Nuelle must discover his purpose for the entire kingdom’s sake.
From his place of banishment, Prince Antikai has been exacting revenge through fear and rebellions. Nuelle has the potential to defeat him, but he needs the help of a powerful book and six gifted youths.
Summoned by Antikai, shape-shifting beasts and other enemies hunt Nuelle and the Acumen. If either is destroyed, the faithful citizens in Zephoris will perish, and darkness will rule forever.”
pooled ink Review:
I was happy to receive a copy of this book as it’s a fantasy and the premise sounded intriguing. Overall it lived up to expectations, filled with plenty of unique characters, fascinating kingdoms and powers, as well as a “chosen one” plot that remained creative and fun to read.
A lot happens in this book, the light banter that opens up the story, the jarring disappearance of Nuelle’s older brother, and the challenge of destiny calling. Central to this book, and the star of the story I think, were the band of friends Nuelle travels and trains with. They each had a part to play not only in the plot but in their group of friends. Not only that but their distinct personalities came with pretty cool powers.
Although the pacing wasn’t always particularly smooth it maintained my interest spurring me on along with its characters. The world-building was really cool and clearly thought out, which is always an asset to a good fantasy series. Did this book blow me away? Well, no not quite, but it was a fun read and a nice break from my recent sci-fi binge.
If you enjoy a good YA fantasy filled with beasts, magic, and bold characters, then definitely give this book a glance. There’s something lovely about finding a comfortable tale that you can relax into and enjoy.
Prodigy Prince battles a looming darkness falling through twists and turns that will leave reader and character alike breathless and excited for more.
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Meet Natasha Sapienza!
Natasha has been joyfully married to her dream prince, Jonathan, for seven years and they have two precious sons, Arrow and Braven. When Natasha isn’t writing, she acts as her hubby’s sidekick filmmaker.