Thursday, September 5, 2013

Legend of the Spider-Prince: Rebel by Margo Ander - Review

Legend of the Spider-Prince: REBEL

Wyl is a young rebel whose life of dangerous lies and hidden truths has cost him his childhood and his ability to trust. He is fanatically loyal to the rebel leader, a woman embroiled in a blood-feud with Trascolm's ruling clan. When he’s not away spying, he’s her secret bodyguard—she needs protection from her army of renegades and outlaws as much as from bounty-hunters and assassins sent by her archenemy. But when the rebellion meets with disaster, the rebel leader's strategy changes. Wyl is thrust into a hostile royal court of underage teens—mere children, to his mind. He’s expected to embrace this more civilized way of life, but his brutally-honed instincts betray him, and he makes enemies instead of friends. Wyl—a boy raised by outlaws—is in over his head and must somehow master the subtleties of court intrigue well enough to keep the rebel leader and her rebellion alive, despite the treacherous machinations of her enemies, and do it without getting himself killed. About the Legend of the Spider-Prince series In a war-torn land where men have unbridled influence, but women hold the reins of power, a young rebel becomes entangled in a deadly web of magic, court intrigue, and revenge amid an escalating wave of events that will ultimately destroy magic, overturn governments, cause the near-collapse of civilization, even threaten the very existence of life on Eryth—and make him a legend.

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My Review: I just keep getting to read amazing fantasy novels lately. I am so happy that Legend of the Spider-Prince: Rebel was one of them. I loved the idea of a world governed by women, although men may play more of a role than they are given credit. I loved the fighting, but I also really enjoyed the scenes in court. The plot was fast paced and entertaining. I hated to stop reading even for a moment.
I think Wyl is a very interesting character. He seems to full of so many dimensions. He is an outlaw, a minion, a courtly prince, and so many other things. I wish I could elaborate more, but I don’t want to have any spoilers if I can help it. I enjoyed his attitude. For someone so young he is scarily brave and almost flippant with his own life. He is so dedicated to Helgurdda’s cause. Another character I loved, maybe a bit more than Wyl, was Princess Kotakei. She is clever, and seems to see more than others. I can’t wait for the second book to see where it takes them both.

I think that Legend of Spider-Prince: Rebel will appeal to people who enjoy fantasy. I found myself wrapped up in the story. The descriptions were amazing, the characters were interesting, and the action was exciting.  


About the Author

I loved fairy tales as a child, but could never get enough of them until I learned to read for myself. I spent my formative years with my nose in a book or playing dungeon master for my sisters long before there were actual games requiring one. Our Barbies fought Klingons, conquered the galaxy—and always had room on their spaceship for horses. I am a horsewoman, an archer, a fencer, a former military officer, and a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism—all useful skills and experiences for a fantasy novelist. I am currently holding down a day job in Mississippi, USA, where I live with my husband and two daughters, and am presently down to one horse, one cat, and one dog—and ‘way too many books. Visit me on the web at My Facebook author page is at I have a blog,, where I review books I like by other indie authors. I have another blog,, where I blog about writing. Follow the Tour
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I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

1 comment:

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