Water Princess, Fire Prince Blog Tour - REVIEW + SNIPPET

About the Book
When the Lady Dragon does come,
Hold fast, do not fear, do not run.
Your Water Princess will fight,
Fire Prince will set all to right.
Each shall come from a Fall,
Their union will save you all.

Despite the fact that she's on track for competing in the Olympics, and he's practically raised his younger brothers since they lost their mom in a car accident, Clara Mandras and Andrew Stevenson are pretty much normal teens. They have normal hopes, normal dreams, and they live in a normal world.
All this is torn away from them when they are thrust into another world and declared Water Princess and Fire Prince. With no experience ruling a country, meeting each other for the first time, and being expected to fight the Lady Dragon – an evil sorceress plaguing the world of Rizkaland – Clara and Andrew are underprepared and inexperienced. Unless they learn to work together despite their standing opposition, Rizkaland's hope will be lost. 

What is to come will change their lives forever.

My Review

Oh my goodness, where do I even start?  This book was fantastic!  Seriously, go read it.  :D

The Plot
Very Narnia-ish.  :) But also very unique!  It revolves around 2 teens who get thrust into a medieval world and hailed as the Water Princess and Fire Prince.  These aren't just normal, average teens though.  They are alive with personality, flaws, and awesomeness, which brings me to my next point.

The Characters
Oh my goodness, the characters are some of my favorites in Book History!  Clara is a fiery teen with a sharp temper and athletic abilities.  There are other things I could tell you about her, but...spoilers!  Andrew is more laid back and organized.  He is also very selfless.

The Negative
There isn't much to put here.  :)  The only thing I saw was that there were a couple of typos (aside from the purposeful ones due to Rizkaland spelling).  They might have been changed in the final version, I just read the Advanced Reader Copy.

Final Thoughts
Go.  Read.  It.  Now.  You won't be disappointed!  This book has become one of my favorites, right up there with the Ilyon Chronicles, the Out of Time Trilogy, and Tales of Goldstone Wood.  Way to go Kendra!  I will definitely be reading the rest of this series!

Here is another snippet from Water Princess, Fire Prince.

“I’ll decide if there’s a quarrel or not,” the girl hissed. She spun back around to face Andrew. “I don’t believe it. You’re too clumsy to be the Fire Prince.”
Clumsy. Well, that was a new one.
“Well, I came out of the Firefall,” Andrew protested.
Her already narrow blue eyes narrowed even further. “So you say.”
Suddenly something clicked in Andrew’s head. She’d been quoting books from his world, including Alice in Wonderland. That meant that she must come from his world. And she fought. Very well.
“You’re the Water Princess,” he realized, wanting desperately to be wrong. She was gorgeous, and that was half the problem. The other problem was that she was staring up at him from the hilt of his sword.
“Well, well,” she said, with mocking surprise. “You can figure something out on your own after all. Yes, I’m the Water Princess, and I am not impressed.” She waved with his sword. “Turn around and march. I can ask questions of you far better at my own camp. And you, Lord Abraham, had best follow, unless you want me to give you a reason.”

About the Author

Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairy tales and twisting them in new and exciting ways.  She's been practicing her skills on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years, "Finish your story, Kendra", is frequently heard at family gatherings.  Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that also glorify God and his Word. You can read more about her on her blog,knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com.


  1. Great review!
    BTW, what's the Out of Time trilogy?

    1. Thank you, Sarah!

      The Out of Time trilogy is a trilogy by Nadine Brandes. I have reviewed the first book, "A Time to Die".

  2. Love your review, Alea! :D "She was gorgeous, and that was half the problem. The other problem was that she was staring up at him from the hilt of his sword." <<< AND THAT QUOTE MAKES ME LAUGH-SMILE.

  3. I keep seeing this book everywhere! I think I must read it now.


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