The Ryn (Eyes of E’veria #1) by Serena Chase

The Ryn by Serena Chase

DESTINED by prophecy. GUARDED by deception. PURSUED by Love.

Centuries ago, an oracle foretold of the young woman who would defeat E’veria’s most ancient enemy, the Cobelds. But after two centuries of relative peace, both the prophecy and the Cobelds have been relegated to lore—and only a few remain watchful for the promised Ryn.

Finally, a child is born who matches the oracle’s description, but a Cobeld curse accompanies her birth. Led to believe they succeeded in killing the prophesied child, the Cobelds emerge from hiding with plans to overtake the Kingdom.

But the child survived.

Secreted away and called “Rose” for the first nineteen years of her life, Rynnaia E’veri has no idea of her true identity until a chance meeting with an injured knight reveals not only her parentage and true name, but the task assigned her by the oracle: discover the Remedy that will destroy the Cobelds’ power.

Now, her time has come.

Offered the assistance of pirates, scribes, storytellers, a young woman who died centuries ago, and the knight who is quickly working his way into her heart, Rynnaia is fortified with friends. But if the Ryn is to complete her task, she must come to terms with not only who she is, but for whom she must be willing to die. For the kingdom’s survival depends on her.

My Review:  

The Ryn is a delightful story woven around the fairy tales Snow White and Rose Red, but do not expect to find a fairy tale rehash here. The story begins with Rose, a teenage girl being raised with a notable family and treated as if she is a noble. Rose is aware her mother died when she was an infant; however, she is keenly aware she is not an orphan. She struggles understanding why her own father will not claim her and why she has to change homes so often and leave the people she’s come to love.

Beyond this sorrow, you will find Rose to be a winsome young lady, full of good humor, courage, and love of family. As the story unfolds, Rose finds she is in danger because she has blue eyes and red hair. Without giving away details, a journey of self-discovery and a revealing of Rose’s true identity ensues. Rose must become ‘The Ryn’ to save her the people of E’veria and her family. With the help from her adopted family, a handsome bear-man (Julien…swoon!), and new teachers, Rose is filled with a new faith and a new purpose as she seeks ‘the remedy’ that will stop the evil cobelds overtaking the land.

I anticipate reading book two, “The Remedy” very soon!

The Remedy (Eyes of E'veria, #2)

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