A New Beginning

Tales From Galdrilene

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
40 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2014
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Author Biography

Writer, mother, ruler of the world inside her head.

A.D. Trosper is the author of the bestselling, award winning Dragon's Call series. The first and second books are already out under the titles Embers at Galdrilene and Tears of War. She also has a YA paranormal romance out under the title Bound by Time and has several more books in the works. A.D. enjoys writing in a variety of genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance.

An avid lover of animals, she has rescued and rehabbed horses, goats, dogs and cats. When not writing, she spends time with her family and pets. She is convinced chocolate is a necessary food group and magic is real (not always the way we think it is, but real nonetheless).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite

A.D. Trosper promises readers grand new adventures with her short story A New Beginning. The land of Galdrilene is a dangerous, yet magical land, but Emallya has simpler dreams for her life. She longs to have the domestic joys her mother has achieved: a husband to love her, children to care for, and a loving home, but sometimes life has more planned than could ever be expected. When her town is attacked by the Kojen and Shadow Riders, Emallya is shocked to find she has been called to a noble fate, that of the life of a Dragon Rider.

A.D. Trosper’s short story, A New Beginning, is a thrilling read of fantasy adventure. The battles are striking and the enemies are equally as frightful. Emallya is a strong heroine who grasps her calling with grace, bravery, and resolve, and the chemistry between her and the rakish dragon rider Bardeck is strong for such a little amount of space in which to develop. Trosper’s tale is just what fantasy readers search for, and my only complaint is that after I turned the last page I wanted there to be more. I foresee grand adventures for Emallya, and I hope to be a part of them. This installment makes me want to delve into the rest of the world of Galdrilene. If the action and excitement of this tale is comparable to her Dragon’s Call series, then I am already quite a fan. I highly recommend this magical story to any fan of high fantasy and adventure, and I will be eagerly awaiting a chance to read A.D. Trosper’s first book in the Dragon’s Call series, Embers at Galdrilene.