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Sealed with a Curse by Morgan Sheppard

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A kingdom in mourning… Six princes turned dark in their grief… One maiden holds hope to save them.

Selene, the Swan Herder for the kingdom of Melthkior, once filled her days in the company of the Royal Family. She grew up as a companion for the Princes of the kingdom, and they enjoyed close friendships. But when the Queen died during the birth of her sixth son, everything changed. The King fell into mourning, and the Princes turned dark and cruel in their grief.

Now, as a maiden, Selene must endure the brutal mockery and abuse from those she once called friends. Her only allies are her beautiful swans and those on the kitchen staff who love her. Until the mysterious Conway appears and seems determined to be a part of her life.

Conway is fascinated by the girl with the silver hair and dismayed by how she is treated. He welcomes her into his heart, and Selene slowly begins to trust what she feels is real.

Can Conway show her a different way of life, or will she stay stuck in a cycle of suffering? And when the Gods become involved, a curse strikes the six Princes of Melthkior. Will Selene choose to help them, or leave them to their fate?

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

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Selene is a swan herder. She has grown and played with the princes of the kingdom. Unfortunately, since the queen has died, the princes have done nothing but bully and make Selene's life a misery. She won't do anything to report them and just carries on dealing with it the best way she can. Praying to the goddess to come and make her feel protected at least in a little way.

This is a beautifully written story I loved it from start to finish. I love Morgan's writing style anyways, this is her tenth book and I inhale each book as quickly as I can then get depressed waiting for the next one to come out. Her imagination brings anything to life and the detail put into each description makes it almost as if you can see it in front of you.

I adore both Selene and Con (as well as the majority of the other characters) and the way their story grows If it were possible I would like to read more to do with them and any more adventures they may go on. It seems like their story isn't quite finished maybe? Just my opinion, of course, maybe I'm just hoping too much.

Recommended Read

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Originally from the United Kingdom, Morgan Sheppard now resides in Germany, although she freely admits to having left part of her heart in Wales. Whilst a writer mainly in the fantasy genre, Morgan is more than happy to share her love of reading amongst the many different genres out there, and can always be found with a book close by.

As well as reading and writing, Morgan spends her time looking after her family and trying to learn German. Unfortunately, a natural aptitude for languages doesn’t appear to be one of her strong points. However, stubbornness is, so she continues to persevere. So far, Morgan is confident enough to order a beer and a pretzel.

You can also email her at to receive a #FREE copy of Disjointed Lives, a short story about friendships and a toxic relationship.

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