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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Movement of Crowns (Volume 1) by Nadine C. Keels is a story set in a mythical background. The story revolves around Princess Constance and the era when kings and queens ruled the nation. The nation of Diachona is getting ready to celebrate the twentieth birthday of Princess Constance. There are many men in the National Council vying for the crown while the princess is the rightful heir. There are threats of attack from the neighboring empire which is very powerful. It is at that moment that the princess falls in love with Commander Alexander.
This is a historical romance with all the central characters being portrayed very well by the author, especially Constance. Her strength and depth of character is very believable. Overall, the author's characterization and development of plot are noteworthy. The story takes you on a trip to a faraway land and the descriptions are detailed and interesting. The skepticism of the elders that women cannot be given the power to rule a land is also part of the story, which gives a twist to the romance.
The story is enjoyable, with all its sub-plots and characters who ably support the main characters. I loved the fact that a woman dominates the story with her strength of character and power. The author has done an excellent job by blending a love angle with history, war, and power. The themes just flow into each other without sounding forced or being distracting for the reader.