The Movement of Crowns

(Volume 1)

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
118 Pages
Reviewed on 11/11/2013
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Author Biography

Nadine. A French name, meaning, “hope.”

With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. Her fiction works include Love Unfeigned and The Movement of Crowns Series, and select pieces of her lyrical poetry can be found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. Through her books and her blog (Prismatic Prospects), Nadine aims to spark hope and inspiration in as many people as she is privileged to reach.

    Book Review

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.


“Every scene is detailed so beautifully… What I really, really really, really loved about this story is Constance.” ~Sleepless Nights Romance Reviews
“This book had a way of pulling you in… maybe it was a little bit of magic… The royal family of Diachona is amazing!” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews
“A great trip to a faraway land!… I look forward to reading more of Diachona, the neighboring kingdoms, and where they shall lead us.” ~Jeni’s Bookshelf Review