My Review of
The Treasure of Isian Author Serena Clarke
I loved reading The Treasure of Isian because the book has a magical feel with sea-witches, ogres, dragons and many more mystical creatures that Elani and prince Garin come across on their treasure hunt. I also loved the devotion Elani shows to Garin and how their partnership changes over the course of their journey.
The story itself follows Prince Garin and his servant Elani as they go into an enchanting forest in the search of treasure. However, on their journey, they encounter mystical creatures, some helpful and others murderous. Soon Garin is captured and Elani is alone. Will Elani be able to save her prince, Garin? Will she discover that treasure is not always created the same? Will either of them get to see their kingdom again? Read this book to find out.
I really liked Elani’s character: she stays true to her heart and is loyal to those she cares for. But at the same time, her life doesn’t feel complete to her and she struggles to truly know where she belongs. I also loved the sea-witch; she seemed like a dark but playful creature. She reminded me of a siren who has the power to have even the strongest of man drown just with one look.
I thought the author did an amazing job at bringing Elani and Prince Garin’s journey alive with her beautiful descriptions and the many enchanting creatures they meet along the way. I also liked how she showed the many creatures in different levels of kindness, ranging from we will help you to we are not forgiving so we will fight you.
This fantasy-fairytale is an enchanting quick read and if you like movies like Stardust then you’ll love this book.
I can’t wait to read the other two in the series.
I would recommend this book to those who are fans of fairytale and epic-fantasy stories. So if you like magical creature and characters you can pack your stuff and be on a journey you’d not want to end. Give this book a read.