Regnum Vita by Naim Sadeer
(Excerpt from Goodreads) Regnum Vita is the story of the princess of Heartsas, a kingdom in Vita, named Prudence Fulgura. On her coronation day, 17-year-old Prudence is attacked and forced to run away. She manages to escape through a magical portal. When she opens her eyes, Prudence meets Ryan Snowangel, a young man from a city named London. Prudence is drawn to Ryan and becomes attracted to him – but she is quickly reminded of her duties towards Heartsas. Cheryl, a half-human and half-wolf, tells Prudence that she only has until 24th December before her kingdom banishes her forever. With the help of Ryan and his friends, Prudence returns to Vita. She learns the myth of a sword with the power of an army. It is only a myth – but her only chance to free her kingdom. It is on her journey that Prudence discovers the meaning of friendship, family, loss and responsibility…but above all, love. Prudence is destined to make a choice, a terrible choice: love or duty. Will Prudence defy her and Vita’s destiny for love? Or will she sacrifice the one thing she wants, forsaking all others?
Fifteen years ago Princess Prudence lost her parents when they were fighting a sorcerer leaving 2 year old Prudence to rule Vita. It was decided that a democracy would run the kingdom until Prudence was 17 years old. It is now Prudence’s day to take control of Vita but someone has other plans. To protect her, magic is used to send her to London. In London Prudence meets Ryan, his brother, and their friends. But someone is intent on keeping Prudence from ruling Vita. Trolls, a Humolf, and others are trying to kill her and prevent her from taking the throne in 10 days.
This is a good story with lots of action. Prudence is very naïve since she has grown up in the castle but she picks up the things of London easily. Ryan is kind of a loner that instantly wants to help Prudence. Thankfully with the help of Ryan’s brother and their friends they are going to make sure Prudence rules Vita.
This book is a little rough. Some of the conversations didn’t really flow for me. There was also the thing about a deadline. If you are told you have 10 days to do something or you will forget everything about it would you wait around until you have 3 days left? Beyond this the books was pretty good. I think if it was reviewed it would flow a lot better.
This is not a bad first book. I think Naim Sadeer has lots of potential and I would be happy to read other books from him.
I received Regnum Vita a long time ago for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.