The Golden Key Chronicles

The Golden Key Chronicles
Author: A. J. Nuest

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Publication Date: November 7, 2013

Summary from Goodreads: The key would unlock his future and the safety of his kingdom, but he never imagined the sorceress would unlock his heart…

When antiques restorer, Rowena Lindstrom, purchases an armoire containing a hidden key and a “magic” mirror, she believes the handsome warrior prince waiting on the other side is some sort of elaborate joke. Yet she cannot deny their connection seems bound by more than just the key and, as her love for Prince Caedmon grows, she agrees to join him in his realm. Prophecy intervenes in a way neither of them could have expected. Lost and alone in the Austiere Kingdom, Rowena struggles to find her place, and though she fights the heated advances of the dangerous Prince Caedmon, the attraction between them brings challenges much deeper than her troubled heart can recall.
After two torturous years held captive in the dungeons of Seviere’s Keep, Prince Caedmon returns home with more than just lash marks lacing his back. He now retains the secret behind the key, and is the only one who understands its grim connection to his beloved Rowena. Yet their enemies to the north are merely one of many obstacles determined to see them fail and, to escape the clutches of the evil Wizard Gaelleod, Rowena and Caedmon flee to the future—the one place Caedmon’s worst fears are confirmed. Though Rowena’s memories have returned, everything he loves stands to be ripped from his grasp.
Join Caedmon and Rowena as they embark on an epic journey bound by fate, and struggle to unravel the significance behind an age-old prophecy in The Golden Key Chronicles.

Source: Author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

Review: Originally published as a 4 book series of novellas, this collection is truly an epic, fantasy, adventure, and romance with a dash of comedy all rolled into one. 

I love the characters and quickly become attached Rowena, Caedmon, and Oliver. The characters develop throughout the story. The world building (especially in Caedmon's realm) is fabulous. 

The plot moves along at an excellent pace. The action scenes were well-written and I could visualize everything so well that at times it felt like I could be watching a movie. They also had me on the edge of my seat with my heart racing at times. The romance is well balanced with other aspects of the book and is at times swoon-worthy and at times toe-curling yet beautifully written.

Basically it's everything you want in a book!

See below to read my individual reviews of each book in the collection:

A.J. NuestAbout the Author
Multi-published, award winning author, AJ Nuest resides in a small farming community in NW Indiana. A wife, mother and freelance editor, she shares her home with a variety of spoiled-rotten pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship.
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