Squirrel doesn't know her own name.
Found in the woods as a child, an orphan raised to become a talented tumbler, her past is a complete mystery. For years she's tried everything she could think of to figure out what her real name is and who she was before she was discovered stealing food from a travelling band of circus performers.
Twelve years after she was adopted, she sees an opportunity in a contest hosted by the king himself, a festival the likes of which no one has ever seen before. The best performing troupe in the land will receive a priceless gift: Any one question asked of the King's oracle.
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i only regret there isnt a book 2. it felt like we ended in a middle of a sentence or were expecting to see another ch.
The summary doesnt do this novel justice. I only read it becuase of the fab reviews, but this is more than a slice of life of getting one wish. its about the struggle of a women and what she is put thorugh when she is forced to accept she is the rightful heir of the kingdom.
some concepts arent explained like abjurer, conjurer etc. or why she is able to defeat demons. a lot is implied and for pea brains like myself its hard to connect the dots.
over all i wish their was a book 2. this author outdid himself. not a fan of some of his ecchi content, but this one and generic apocalypse hav me sold
this is a nice and short story. the charactors are not hollow shells only there to be face slaped, but semi flushed out people. the story is set and told in such a away as to be believable. the main charactors are not tring to be heros, awesome, or good people. they are just tring to survive a world turned upside down with no warning. the mc does not have thick noticable plot armor, she does survie but not idealy and she is constently hurt.
this story leaves lots of questions and has so many open directions for future writings.
Awesome!!! Cool! Interesting!!! Intriguing!!!
Style: 5/5. The story is well written and sufficiently descriptive, no complaints.
Grammar: 4.9/5. Occasional missed capitlisation of proper nouns, failure to properly mark POV changes loses .1 score but otherwise perfect,
Story: 5/5. It might be suggested that some of the story elements are 'cliche', but in the saturated fantasy genre, I rate plot by the scale of 'did I enjoy the story', and since I read this in one 'sitting', the answer is yes.
Character: 5/5. I'm not one to comment one whether characters are 'nuanced' or 'flat', but all the major characters are suffuciently unique and their motivations seem reasonable, and the two 'protagonists' are likeable.
Overal: 5/5. I liked it; good job.
Fair Princess is an exciting, hair-raising, and spine-tingling adventure. You can take an acrobat out of the circus, but you can't take the circus out of the acrobat. Squirrel is a character that feels so alive it's fantastic. There is magic and mayhem and trope rejection galore. Describing the perfection would spoil it, so all I can say is that the problem with asking questions is surviving the answers. :D
Honestly just adding a review because it feels wrong for a story this good to have only 5 reviews.
Loved it! The pacing is surprisingly well done, and the characters are very strong.
The ending (of book 1) was really satisfying, which is a very, very rare thing. I would definitely enjoy a book 2, but the story works perfectly well as it is. And to think I almost turned away at the 'hiatus' tag!
The best reason I can come up with for why this not a 5/5 for me is that some aspects of the story and the world feel hard to believe/not well thought out. The most memorable of example being that
no Illusionist was drafted or came up with the idea to use Illusions for large scale entertainment before.
And if there was a book 2 I would wish that it has a little less outsmarting idiots and more outsmarting worthy foes.
The story is fast-paced, with interesting characters, and a relatively unique start. The plot isn't exactly surprising but it is still an enjoyable read with a satisfying conclusion.
One warning, however: there is one point a little over halfway through the story which is somewhat of a trigger for anyone sensitive to sexual violence.
Writen in a very clever manner with superb magic system. It has incredible comedic moments followed by intense well-written action and adventure. I dearly desire to read books 2-15, each 1000+ pages. There a lot of disappointments in the story, but only in the way of wishing the story was longer! I MC is clearly magical at some points but it is left alone even at the end of the book.
More people need to read this.