Thursday, April 30, 2015

Phoibe (Omega Beginnings Short Story) by Lizzy Ford

With a speech impediment and learning disability, the frail six-year-old Crown Princess of Greece is constantly being told she’ll never live up to the woman her mother was. She’s the only descendent of the sacred Bloodline, the royal family touched by the Greek Gods ten thousand years before, and protected by international law. 

But Phoibe doesn’t care about any of that. She wants to be loved by someone, and that someone is a mysterious shadow named Lantos who talks to her when no one else will.

Before leaving, the gargoyle Mismatch made her promise never to speak aloud again, or she’ll seal her fate, and the family curse will claim her. She obeys him – and faces the wrath of cruel caretakers sworn to ensure the curse comes to pass. 

When Mismatch doesn’t return to save her, young Phoibe must make her first grown-up decision: accept the curse or trust the shadowy creature who tries to help her.

My Review:

At the age of 6, Phoibe is the next in line to be queen.  She is being taken care of by the High Preistress who treats her badly because she has a speech problem (a lisp).  Being the next in line of this bloodline, Phoibe is the next to be cursed (she will be turned into a gargoyle).  Mismatch wants to save her from this terrible fate but when he doesn't show up as promised, she has to make a very tough decision for someone her age.  

This series keeps getting better as each short story comes out.  I am truly enjoying reading about all the characters and getting to know them....I can't wait to see where this all goes!!

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