Author: J. Lloyd Morgan
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press
Release Date: August 2011
Series: Bariwon #1
4 Stars: I Really Liked It
A beautiful princess.
A courageous hero.
A ruthless villain.
An impossible choice.
Eliana and Rinan are in love. However, she is destined to become queen of Bariwon, obligated to marry the victor of a competition called the Shoginoc, while Rinan, her royal guardian, is forbidden to marry. Normally they could renounce their titles to be together, but these are not normal times. Abrecan, the malevolent governor of Erd, is determined to win the Shoginoc, thereby placing his easily manipulated son Daimh on Bariwon’s throne. Can Eliana and Rinan find a way to be together without jeopardizing the peace they are so desperately trying to protect?
This book was great! I have to warn you that I yelled a third of the way through and almost didn’t finish reading it. Just know when you get to the part where you are BEYOND ANGRY at what just happened, keep reading. It gets better.
I have never read a book from so many different perspectives before. At first it was annoying, and I couldn’t keep track of what was going on. But eventually I kept up with it, and I think it added something special to the book. It was like an omniscient point of view. That’s not my preference when reading, but it worked well for this book.
The Hidden Sun was exciting, full of romance, suspense, and action! I love books with knights and sword fighting! Go read it. You’ll enjoy it. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing, 2 characters get married with sex “behind the scenes”, no details )
Violence: mild/moderate ( jousting, sword fights, blood, death )
I received the book from Walnut Springs Press. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction
2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Hidden Sun by J. Lloyd Morgan”
Thank you for the review! You aren't the first reader who got upset at a certain event in the book. Actually, I like to hear that. Why? It means you cared enough about the characters to have an emotional reaction. Thanks for sticking with it until the end. It really does have a happy ending. The next book in the series was just released. It's called “The Waxing Moon.”
I have this one for review too, and hope to read it soon.