Guardian of the Gauntlet by Lenita Sheridan

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MY RATING :  ★★★☆

Camari and Mila, two princesses from a poor lonely land meet Denir, a prince from another kingdom. The prince however possesses a magic gauntlet, people who believe in the power, will make it work. However, the prince will only have eyes for the older sister Mila. Camari who’s been in love with the prince since the first day she laid eyes on him will become jealous of her sister. That’s not all, in the mountains, there’s a wicked wizard who intends to steal the gauntlet and use it to rule the kingdoms. In order to do so, he decides to kidnap Mila so the prince will have no choice but to give the gauntlet to the wizard. Will the wizard success? Will Camari comes to the rescue of her sister if he succeeds or will she help the wizard capturing her sister so she can have the throne with the prince?


If I was 8 or 12 years old, my younger self would love this story. It has everything for a perfect fairytale: princesses, princes, villains, fantastic creatures. I think it is also a great story to read aloud to children for the writing is neat and clear. It was also really fast to read, I’ve finished the book in a few hours. If you are a parent, looking for a nice story to read to your children, I would definitely recommend this one !

Now, I’m not a child anymore so of course I expect my readings to have more mature themes and complex, developped characters. It was quite a predictable story too and I couldn’t care less about the characters, They were not memorable nor special. Nonetheless, I appreciated the author’s creativity for making the Chosen one filled with flaws and desires, not perfect because humans are not black and white. We all have flaws and qualities.

You can purchase the book here !

Thank you to the author giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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