Review by Ashley-Osuna -- The Stolen Heir by Tayma Tameem

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Review by Ashley-Osuna -- The Stolen Heir by Tayma Tameem

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Stolen Heir" by Tayma Tameem.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Stolen Heir, by Tayma Tameem, narrates the story of the continent of Krasoria. In this world, there are two kingdoms: Thumeria and Paleria. The royal families are at peace with each other and have been for a long time. However, this is all about to change.

The royal families arrange a marriage between Thumeria's heir, Jumen, and one of the princesses of Paleria, Auralia. Soon after they get married, princess Auralia gets pregnant. Sadly, when the boy is born, he is taken away. Nobody knows where he is or who might have taken him, and amid the chaos, the kingdoms blame one another. This animosity sparks a war that will last many years.

The boy, named Erik, is brought up in a loving household with his foster parents. He is not aware of his origin or the power that he beholds. When he is seven, his foster parents die, victims of the ongoing war. Left alone, Erik has to learn how to survive by himself. Despite battling all sorts of obstacles and adversities, he will have to figure out who he is and what he can do to help the kingdoms.

There were a lot of things that I liked in this book. First of all, I think the author did a marvelous job creating and depicting the world in which the story takes place. But my favorite aspect of the book, by far, were the characters. Each character had their unique personality and purpose; it never felt like there was a filler character. Every single personage truly brought something to the plot. I especially loved the main character; he had many levels, and getting to know him and his morals was very interesting. The main character was also very realistic because he always acted his age, which helped me (as a reader) get involved with the story.

I tried thinking of things that I disliked about this book, but I could not come up with anything about the story. The only thing that I could mention would be that I found it a bit slow at times, especially in the beginning. However, I feel like this is normal in fiction books because readers are just beginning to understand the world. I know that it usually takes me a bit to immerse myself in a new fictional world, which is why I don't think this detracts any points from the book.

I can confidently say that I enjoyed reading this fiction book. As I mentioned before, the characters and the world were incredible, which is why I am happy to award it with a 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading fiction. The book does not contain inappropriate language or any erotic scenes; however, it does narrate a bit of bloodshed, so beware if you are sensitive to that.

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Post by RayRuff »

This sounds like a marvelous book. I am curious about this author's work and would like to check out one of her books soon. This seems to be a good choice. I like how you mentioned that the characters are your favorite. I think that's important when it comes to a book and you sold me on that. I think this book is part of a series? I will have to double-check, but you sold me on this book.
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This book will surely be interesting to read. Lovely review
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Post by Dee_Robert »

A well developed character in a sort of action movie is always refreshing to read. I think I'll add thus to the list if books I'll read soon. Great review
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Post by _khush_p »

What a wonderful review! I've read a book by the same author before which I absolutely loved. Reading this review has made me excited to read this book too. Kudos to the author and the reviewer!
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Post by Upeksha »

I'm eager to find out who the Erik is, so I will definitely give this book a try, as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for the great review!
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Post by Goral »

I wonder how the child disappeared and ended up with loving foster parents..I'm really excited to read this book! Thanks for the review
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Post by zainherb »

I think Tayma Tameem is a fantastic fantasy writer. This review proves me right again.
It sound like a great read.

Your review is amazing! Thanks.
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Post by justhereader »

The most enjoyable fantasy books, for me, are those with endearing and well-developed characters. This sounds like a book that is right up my alley. Lovely review!
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Post by Kulzum »

I am sure fans of fiction would enjoy reading this book. Enticing review.
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Post by Olgamiell »

Seems like the author created an enchanting and well-developed world. Your review gave me many reasons to think it would be an interesting read. Great job! :)
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