Hidden Hollow is home to several interesting characters. Sevrin, Alydia, Bernar, and of course, Roana. I love her. For one thing, I’ve made her beautiful. I don’t do that often. It’s too cliche. Sorry, but I get tired of drop-dead gorgeous heroines who are perfect in every way. Ugh. Sorry Disney, you won’t like my “princesses” and I’m ok with that.
So, Roana is beautiful. In fact, I even found a picture of her on istockphoto.com. By the way, here’s a plug for istockphoto. I buy almost all my photos from them. LOVE them. They have a great product at reasonable prices, and it’s a rare occasion that I don’t find exactly what I want.
Now this girl’s hair isn’t as dark as I imagine Roana’s to be, but otherwise, it’s pretty good. She’s a quiet girl. She has a strong personality, but not a “bold” one.
However, she’s going to be tested in this book. What! You thought the book was only about Everard overcoming his paralyzing shyness so that he can succeed in the quests before him and win the opportunity to ask her to marry him?? It is. However, there’s more to it than a prince galavanting across the countryside trying to slay dragons, giants, and rid the country of other unsavory characters! There’s sooooooooo much more. Roana has her own troubles to overcome and with the help of Prince Everard’s best friend Gilander, she’s about to uncover a huge secret!
Beautiful, intelligent, talented (plays a mean violin), she seems like the perfect Disney princess, but nah. I don’t think so.
So tell me… will a beautiful princess really ruin this story or isn’t it the “pretty girl’s” turn? I mean just because the gorgeous girl is a bit hackneyed doesn’t mean that she’s dead. After all, there are a lot of gorgeous people out there. I just like to give a “voice” to the rest of humanity.
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