Donna Russo Morin
(Once, Upon a New Time, #1)
Publication date: February 15th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
New worlds don’t appear. They are born from the labor of those who envision them.
Count Witon has grown weary of the constant war between the races. Together with his wife Belamay, and Persky – first of a rare Human / Elf breed – Witon plans to create a new society: a utopia for anyone who longs for peaceful coexistence.
They recruit pilgrims from every city and species; most to success, some to failure. Together, they set off to a small, yet promising island, found by chance in the middle of the churning ocean.
But the journey there is fraught with challenges, and none of them is as dire as the one they face once they reach their destination. Will they have the strength and determination to give Birth to this New Time?
Once, Upon A New Time is a medieval fantasy with a double-edged sword: one of blood, the other of lust.
The book starts with the count, wounded and fighting. He hears this voice calling for help. He doesnt know what it is about this voice, but he feels the urge to go help it. It becomes the start of a connection that, in their world, is strange. During his conversations with pesky, he realizes that he cant fight anymore. He tells Belamay of his plans and shows her of the now land he wants to build their new life.
This starts a very long, treacherous journey of convincing the other races of peace and the journey there.
I loved the story premise. It was nice that the main character was already happy with someone and him and pesky were just friends. I felt that the way they spoke( old worldy) was forced and it didnt do anything to help the story.
Then there was the issues with how things skipped and I didnt know if I had missed pages or not. Or how much time had passed.
Donna Russo Morin is an award-winning historical fiction author. Donna has dabbled as a model and actor, working on Showtime's Brotherhood and Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Branching out with her storytelling skills, Donna is now a screenwriter. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Donna lives on the south shore of Rhode Island close to the ocean she loves so very much. She is the proud mother of two sons, Devon and Dylan, her greatest works in progress.
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