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5+ stars for The Scarlet Queen by Mitch Reinhardt #yalit #fantasy #bookreview

Title: The Scarlet Queen

Author: Mitch Reinhardt

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Adventure

Book Blurb:

The final battle against an ancient evil is about to begin.

The armies of the Scarlet Queen are advancing across Alluria and Jane has fallen under the spell of the Shadowlord and has become a powerful dark druid.

Geoff and Sawyer, along with their elven friends, Ariel and Ishara, must find a way to save Jane while trying to hold back a dark tide of evil that threatens all.

As their feelings for each other blossom, can they continue to grow and work together, or will their faith in each other prove to be their downfall?

Dangerous enemies from their past resurface to challenge them as they try to save Alluria while new allies rise to fight by their side.

Can humans overcome their petty differences with elves and join the fight?

If not, an age of darkness will dawn. The fate of Alluria hangs in the balance as they come face to face with the Scarlet Queen herself in an epic showdown.

My Review:

One queen to rule them all...

As the Scarlet Queen's vast armies swarm the lands of Alluria, Jane has been transformed to a dark druid, under the spell of the Shadowlord. Geoff, Sawyer, and Ishara look to Ariel for answers. Can Jane be turned back to who she once was or has the Scarlet Queen devised a trojan horse within their ranks? As Jane's power grows, so do the Scarlet Queen's armies as they crush those who oppose them underfoot. Distrust between the human and elven races must be overcome if the Scarlet Queen is going to be stopped. Can sworn enemies unite to save Alluria or is all lost?

The Scarlet Queen is an epic fantasy I couldn't stop reading. From start to finish, I connected with the characters and the riveting story transported me to Alluria. Mitch Reinhardt is a talented fantasy writer and his world-building skills are intricate, descriptive, and visual. I had not read more than three pages before I was hooked. The plot itself is a reader's dream with twists I didn't see coming, action scenes equally balanced with emotional scenes, and an epic final battle so intense, it took my breath away. As a Tolkien scholar, I found myself comparing Mitch Reinhardt's writing to Tolkien and it stacks up to the great professor. There are also similarities to Robert Jordan. A brilliant fantasy novel, The Scarlet Queen is a must-read. I need to go back and read books one and two now. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Mitch grew up in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina and is currently a business analyst for an international software firm. An avid animal lover, he enjoys hiking, tennis, classic movies, and, of course, reading & writing. His books have won numerous awards and been best sellers on Amazon. The Darkwolf Saga is his first young adult adventure series. He loves to connect with readers and is always willing to answer questions about the craft of writing. In his desks are many notebooks filled with book ideas, characters, and scenes for books he hopes to publish one day. Visit Mitch at

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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