I have one major gripe about Words Once Spoken. The story doesn’t really end, it just kind of runs out of pages. This is the first in a planned series, and after some kickass action and an engaging journey, everything just trailed off into nothing. I thought the ending was weak, and it didn’t fit with the rest of the story. I am hopeful that the next book will make up for my disappointment with yet another non-ending. There is a reason that I have been waiting to start series until they are all done, and this is an example of why.
Evelyn has never fit in with her mother’s expectations. Instead of desiring the life of a pampered noble, she much prefers the outdoors to being shut up inside stuffy buildings. She is skilled with a bow and arrow, and rides like she was born on horseback. She suffers severe stomach upsets when she eats meat and so eats only plant-life. Just before is eighteenth birthday, her mom insists that she accompany her parents to meet the king and queen. Her mother would like nothing better than for Evelyn to be appointed one of the princess’s handmaidens, though it would be a nightmare come true for Evelyn. Once at the castle, she meets the handsome Lord Devon, as well as the charming young prince, and she quickly learns that nothing is what it seems, including herself and everything she thought she knew about herself.
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