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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders (Inzared (Book One) 1) Kindle Edition
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L.Leander has done an excellent job of accurately capturing the time period and the gypsy culture and you are truly pulled into the world of a travelling gypsy circus in the 1800s. The characters are very likable and realistic with dialogue that feels natural and fits the characters well. You really get to know the characters and connect with them. The story has a little bit of everything you could want in a book: romance, mystery, suspense, adventure, tragedy, and comedy. This is truly a book that can be enjoyed by just about anyone, no matter your typical genre preference.
This is L.Leander's debut novel, but from the quality of the writing, you would never guess it. Inzared is wonderfully written, plotted, and edited. Once I had started it, it was a challenge just to put it down. If this is only the beginning of what she has to offer, I can't wait to see what's next!
This is the story of Bertha, a hillbilly teen with a wild imagination and not much work ethic. She falls in love with Cecil, the circus elephant, and his trainer, Paytre. She decides to run off with them and join the Gypsy circus. She finds a home, a family, and new name, Inzared.
The love between Inzared, Paytre and Cecil is wonderful. They have a connection that few can make. I enjoyed reading about their relationship and its growth. I cried when tragedy struck them.
Leander is a great story teller. The story moved along at a nice pace. The imagery made me see and smell and feel the circus along with Inzared and Paytre.
The story is written in first person and her illiteracy at the beginning is a little annoying. As she grows as a person her dialogue matures.
I would recommend this book to anyone with a vivid imagination.
L. Leander writes with grace in this beautiful story about a young girl who finds herself when she joins a circus during the mid 1800's.
Unlike many narratives that warm our hearts with new romance, this one takes on much more...
the love between our protagonist and the circus elephant, Cecil.
Leander captures the relationship between Inzared and the circus star, Cecil, in a way that animal lovers will identify with. The communication between the two certainly strikes a chord with me, the way my dog looks at me demonstrates that special love you find in Inzared!
Leander fancifully represents the essence of the times, the gypsy life, and all the hardships they endured. The young love Inzared shares with Cecil's owner brings back memories of my yesteryear.
Things cannot be all be hunky dory, however. Leander adds an element of mystery when things begin to go wrong in this close community, adding a who-done-it component to the storyline.
I loved reading her elegant words, and am confident this will be a popular series. Good going, L. Leander. Bring the next installment to us readers soon, please.
This was a refreshing twist on a historical novel. Based back in 1843, you are thrown into the life of a restless girl who wants more from life than living on a farm. Bertha becomes Inzared & she bravely sets out in a new life with a clan of Gypsies. You become one with her & feel the emotions she experiences as she sets out in her life in the circus.
The characters were wonderful, the details very visual. I was especially happy that there was no animal cruelty used during training. Even though that was rare in the circus back then, and even now, it was nice to not have that as a distraction.
I can't help but wonder if the author plans a 2nd book. The story ended somewhat abruptly and a door was left open to how things could possibly progress. I know I definitely would like to know what would happen in the next chapter of her life.
My only small complaint was the punctuation. Specifically, you couldn't always tell when someone was speaking aloud because the quotation marks weren't present or they would be in a place that they shouldn't be. This didn't change my rating though because the story is very worthy of all 5 stars!
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