Sunday, April 6, 2014

Chronicles of the Secret Prince ~ Once Upon a Darker Time

Title- Once Upon a Darker Time
Series- Chronicles of the Secret Prince Book # 2
By- M.J. Bell 

Defying the odds, Deston Lespérance defeated Grossard, the Solitary Faerie who kidnapped his mother and father, and delivered the Light Crystal back to Tir na-nÓg in time to secure the Fae’s reign of the high realm. Now at long last, his dream of having a whole family has come to pass. Unfortunately, “happily ever after” doesn’t last forever, for Grossard lives and is more resolved than ever to get his revenge on the Fae—this time teaming up with Mordred to unleash the darkness which has lain dormant since the earth’s creation.

Deston, though still struggling with his newly found powers, sets off with Margaux on another epic adventure to locate and destroy the Shard of Erebus before Grossard and Mordred can find it. He is fully aware the stakes are high, but he has no idea the scope of sacrifices he’ll be required to make. As his world crumbles around him and his friends fall, he holds onto the only glimmer of hope he has left … that the Fae power and strength truly does reside within him and that he still has a chance to become the hero they claim him to be.


~~~ Kj Says ~~~
 So, we find that Deston is struggling with his human half to reach his fae powers, he still just cannot believe in himself. His grandmother sends him off for special training and he finds that he indeed has powers if only his pesky human side would let him relax enough to realize it. Grossard is still alive and teamed with another great evil one and to tackle saving the world Deston must find that belief. Will he find himself in time? 
 I will leave it at that as to discover all the magic you MUST read this book. I am just as entranced with this book as I was the first, MJ Bell is a master at her craft. I fall into her books and I do not want to come back out. Even more fantastical things happen in this book, I swear you could have knocked me over with a feather a couple of times. The places they go, the things they discover, the people they meet, all utterly fascinating. You can call it fantasy magic but I know that magic is real and lives in these books. Many thanks to MJ bell for another wonderful book to read and treasure over and over again.

About the Author-
MJ Bell's love of reading and everything magical is what motivated her to jump head first into a writing career. Her first novel was honored with a Gold medal in the Mom's Choice Awards' Fantasy category in 2009. From there she has gone on to write the first two books of a new fantasy trilogy, Chronicles of the Secret Prince, and is currently working on the final chapter of Deston's adventure.

MJ grew up in Iowa, but now considers Colorado her home and lives there with her husband, Tim and her dog, Tasha. Her growing family has always been her pride and joy and provides her with a great source of inspiration to write and bring a little more magic into the world. She loves to hear from readers through her FB page at MJ Bell Author. Or visit her website at


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