Definitely the epitome of fairy tales of the modern time. J. Lloyd Morgan weaves together a intrigue filled plot with enough twists, characters, and romance to keep you engaged until the very last page.
This book right from the beginning reminded me of a modern fairytale. All the little quirks and schemes presented in true fairytale fashion and I definitely love the fact that the story was one that could bring back the classics of a fairytale, yet keep its own original plot to it. The way I read it from the synopsis on various websites and on the back of the book, I thought I had a pretty good idea of how the story was going to begin, and I was ready to let the plot run its course. But that really is not how it went at all.
The romance plays a big role in this book especially since there is more than one romantic intermingling going on. I adore the fact the book actually went against the typical “princesses and princes fall in love” romantic theme and made it a little more…forbidden. I mean really, who can resist forbidden romance.
Those who were fans of the fairytales of back in the day and of course all out there who just can’t resists a forbidden romance, The Hidden Sun is the one to read!
Rachel Hoyt has posted a review for The Hidden Sun on her blog cuts-of-paper. What did she think of the book? Well, she gave it 4.5 stars (out of 5) so, I’m very pleased she enjoyed it.
“There are so many things I loved about the book. First, the plot. Oh, the plot the plot the plot. I wanted to die. There were lots of twists and turns, and things just kept happening that I didn’t expect.
And the characters! Our villain, Abrecan, is just purely and insanely evil and power hungry. You will love to hate him. Eliana and Rinan are utterly adorable, but I especially loved Rayne. A girl can’t help but swoon over such a guy. He stands up for the innocent and endangered, helps old women, and can fight to boot. Governor Nash was a fun character to read, always with a quip flouncing authority.
The Hidden Sun is a classic tale of good and evil. There is no magic afoot or dragons smoldering, just good ole human nature. This is the first book in a trilogy, with the second novel, The Waxing Moon, coming out next year.
The Hidden Sun is a hidden revelation; a chivalric novel well worth your time.”
Whoa, this book knocked all 5 socks off of my feet!
I would leave it at that because that’s how I felt after the experience of reading this wonderful novel.
Deception. Intrigue. Love.
A lovely princess dares defy the laws of the kingdom by a single act. From there, it’s a wild roller coaster ride. No, it’s not a pretty princess book. By far, but there is a true love story hidden within these pages.
I literally gripped the book and chewed my nails and held my breath as I read.
I groaned, angry with the author regarding the huge tangled mess he weaves in the tale, because I am so in love with his characters.
It was the hope of justice that drove me.
I wish I could let slip more detail, but the story must be tasted with your own eyes.
The Hidden Sun by J. Lloyd Morgan is definitely a book about good vs. evil. Set in the kingdom of Bariwon, Rinan is doing his best to be a loyal guardian and prove his skills with a sword. After winning a weekly sparring contest, Rinan is, however, stunned when he realizes that he is to become the princess’s royal guardian. This is not a job he cares to take on, but as time passes his feelings toward the princess Eliana begin to change. They fall in love against their better judgment and soon they are forced to make a decision that will effect their lives and those they love forever.
I thought J. Lloyd Morgan’s novel was a great read and a must for those who love fantasy, a little romance, a lot of action, and a bit of suspense. I enjoyed Morgan’s writing style and I found his insight into human nature refreshing. His characters were well-developed and the plot moved along at a great pace. I would recommend The Hidden Sun to anyone. It was a clean, wholesome book with a beautiful cover. I give The Hidden Sun 4.5 out of 5 stars.”
A beautiful princess.
A courageous hero.
A ruthless villain.
An impossible choice.
When Eliana and Rinan find a way to be together under the law, it would seem all would be well. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes again and again and again, allowing Abrecan to rule the kingdom and bring it into a steep decline. Rinan has one chance to right the wrong.
This is a fun read with a very satisfying ending. The characters are rich and you will love the ones you are supposed to love and despise the ones you should despise. This book is full of great description and you feel like you are there, in the story. With all the twists and turns woven into The Hidden Sun, near the end, I simply couldn’t put it down. I had to find out how the hero was going to triumph when all seemed lost.