When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.
Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.
Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?
“I want more of the characters that inhabited this book and hope that the author will write more of this world. This is one of the best books I’ve read this year.”
“The story has a message about self-discovery and learning to appreciate one’s true nature. I enjoyed this one!”
“A very endearing story.”
CIR: What would you compare this book to?
REVEZZO: Changeling’s Crown is like Once Upon a Time meets Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series, really. I was most intrigued with how the faery godmothers of the old fairy tales might evolve, what their story was. Ianthe popped up to tell me her story and this is what resulted. I just happened to see the characters on a modern horse ranch rather than always in some storybook, Renaissance castle.
CIR: What do we need to know about Ianthe?
REVEZZO: Ianthe is a nice woman, but has a little trouble doing things right. She’s not exactly a klutz, but she just can’t seem to get her assignments right, and it irks her to no end. She doesn’t believe she’s worthy of her own happy ending, even when she’s got her handsome hero Briak down on one knee professing his love. Something must go wrong, she just knows it.
CIR: What themes do you address?
REVEZZO: At its heart, Changeling’s Crown addresses accepting oneself for what one is rather than wishing to be something one really isn’t.
CIR: Is there any content that some readers might find questionable despite the overall “clean” feel of the book?
REVEZZO: Well, that will depend on how people feel about the “Wild Hunt” battle sequence at the end. That’s probably the only thing one might blanch at. It was more inspired by this Wilding thing that happened down here not too long ago. It’s pretty tame by comparison to most battle scenes out there, I think. The characters participate in the battle more as part of their jobs, than anything, and Ianthe is out to stop evil in her part in it. At any rate, it’s such a small part of the story, I hope it won’t harm readers’ enjoyment of Changeling’s Crown. It all turns out well in the end…. maybe.
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