The Prince of Ill Luck Epub È Prince of Ill MOBI

The Prince of Ill Luck Epub È Prince of Ill  MOBI
    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free hand of a maiden who she doesn t want to be won The maiden claims her missing mother is a witch and wants to look for her, not marry And with Leith s help, she can Perhaps when they finally find her, he can get rid The Prince PDF \ of this curse once and for all."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 249 pages
  • The Prince of Ill Luck
  • Susan Dexter
  • English
  • 19 July 2018
  • 0345380657

The Prince of Ill Luck☀ The Prince of Ill Luck PDF / Epub ✍ Author Susan Dexter – Essayreview.co.uk Leith had been born under a curse, but when he found Valadan, a fabulous black stallion, he thought his luck and his life were about to change He was only partly right He wins the hand of a maiden who of Ill MOBI ò Leith had been born under a curse, but when he found Valadan, a fabulous black stallion, he thought his luck and his life were about to change He was only partly right He wins the hand of a maiden who she doesn t want to be won The maiden claims her missing mother is a witch and wants to look for her, not marry And with Leith s help, she can Perhaps when they finally find her, he can get rid The Prince PDF \ of this curse once and for all.


About the Author: Susan Dexter

of Ill MOBI ò Susan Dexter s favorite subject for her books is fantasy and throughout her life has worked as a librarian, teacher, and writer Susan received her first award, the Merit Award, in from the Lawrence County Open Arts Show She also received the Distinguished Award from them in and The Wizard s Shadow was listed among the Books for the Teen Age in by the New York Public Library She now lives in New Castle, Pennsylvania in the The Prince PDF \ vintage house that her book sales enabled her to buy and restore.


10 thoughts on “The Prince of Ill Luck

  1. says:

    Good airplane read, which is what I bought it for Omniscient viewpoint including that of the horse at a certain younger age, I would have been all over that Well proof read, being an older title long out of print I m not sure I was engaged enough to go chasing after the three sequels, but I don t regret the time spent on this.Alternate world medievaloid fantasy, uniting the quests of a down on his luck prince, a duke s daughter whose dad and mom have disappeared mysteriously, leaving the Good airplane read, which is what I bought it for Omniscient viewpoint including that of the horse at a certain younger age, I would have been all over that Well proof read, being an older title long out of print I m not sure I was engaged enough to go chasing after the three sequels, but I don t regret the time spent on this.Alternate world medievaloid fantasy, uniting the quests of a down on his luck prince, a duke s daughter whose dad and mom have disappeared mysteriously, leaving the dukedom under pressure from people trying to move into his power and marry his daughter unwilling, and the magical horse fathered by the wind itself.If the author has recovered the rights, she should get them up as self pubbed e books I d have bought it retail for my Kindle if I could have found it, but was instead forced to hit the used market, from which the author gets nada.Ta, L

  2. says:

    I picked this up after I read a review that professed astonishment at its out of print state I m not as surprised.The beginning of the story concerns itself with the conception of a stallion, apparently sired by the wind The level of detail makes me assume that Dexter is something of a horsewoman, and I was entertained by how briefly the eponymous prince s background was described in comparison The prince is cursed after his father tried to kill him as a newborn, he was given to priests to r I picked this up after I read a review that professed astonishment at its out of print state I m not as surprised.The beginning of the story concerns itself with the conception of a stallion, apparently sired by the wind The level of detail makes me assume that Dexter is something of a horsewoman, and I was entertained by how briefly the eponymous prince s background was described in comparison The prince is cursed after his father tried to kill him as a newborn, he was given to priests to raise, only to be rejected by the goddess He sets off overseas to a betrothal so he ll take his ill luck to another kingdom , only to get shipwrecked, of course In the same place where a certain stallion is roaming free At this point I was expecting The Black Stallion for adults.Enter Kess, both a duke s daughter and a witch s Here my interest plummeted and never really stopped falling She s a spoiled piece of work, convinced that the mother she s never known will offer her a special understanding since her doting ducal father apparently isn t good enough for her , and after using the prince to abandon her responsibilities as regent, tries to get rid of his companionship by playing cruel pranks and eventually poisoning him Not fatally, but dude, still After she falls into a trance in a system of caves and the prince rescues her over a course of dark, arduous days, she wakes up and wants to go back in Only after she deliberately leaves him injured and unconscious does she show any remorse at all Personally, by that point I wanted their positions reversed.Let s not forget the magic stallion, who helps them survive a number of dangers For all the care given his entrance into the world, his main purpose seems to be allowing the prince to keep up with Kess And yes, there is a romantic subplot to this book something I m usually quite vulnerable to, but which in this case made me gag.It s a pity, because there were some nice bits of writing here and there But I couldn t stand the characters I can t imagine telling anyone to do anything but steer clear of this book

  3. says:

    Susan Dexter is one of my favorite authors, and by that I mean one of the handful of authors I have gone out of my way to find and read everything she has written Leith is one of my all time favorite characters He s not your normal fantasy hero His character is incredibly strong, not physically strong no, his strength comes from somewhere deep within him He was cast aside as a baby by his own father, his father who tried to murder him with sword and boot The traumatic first hour of his life Susan Dexter is one of my favorite authors, and by that I mean one of the handful of authors I have gone out of my way to find and read everything she has written Leith is one of my all time favorite characters He s not your normal fantasy hero His character is incredibly strong, not physically strong no, his strength comes from somewhere deep within him He was cast aside as a baby by his own father, his father who tried to murder him with sword and boot The traumatic first hour of his life left him with a scarred cheek and damage to his right leg Leith was the first fantasy hero I ever read about who is disabled This had a HUGE impact on me because I have been disabled since childhood Leith s disability is simply another aspect of who he is, something he deals with every day, it isn t a focus of the story it s simply part of him The main focus of the story is the bad luck he is cursed with and his quest to rid himself of it

  4. says:

    I loved most of this book.I loved Leith, the eponymous Prince of Ill Luck Born under a curse which causes misfortune to follow him like a huge and malevolent shadow, he absolutely can t catch a break unless it s literal He is constantly bumped and bruised and broken, and is living proof that what doesn t kill you makes you stronger But the ill luck is also that of those around him wherever he goes, calamity follows Cattle plagues, fishing hauls dropping from bumper crop to empty nets ea I loved most of this book.I loved Leith, the eponymous Prince of Ill Luck Born under a curse which causes misfortune to follow him like a huge and malevolent shadow, he absolutely can t catch a break unless it s literal He is constantly bumped and bruised and broken, and is living proof that what doesn t kill you makes you stronger But the ill luck is also that of those around him wherever he goes, calamity follows Cattle plagues, fishing hauls dropping from bumper crop to empty nets earthquakes Whatever he does, wherever he goes, terrible things happen Finally, his father the king sends him off to marry a distant princess Unfortunately Leith ship shipwreck, and he possibly the only survivor is washed onto an unknown shore, and has to decide whether to seek out people, and thereby endanger them, or figure out some lonely alternative In his wanderings, he comes upon a horse, also wandering loose a beautiful black stallion, small but perfect Valadan, the horse somehow communicates to him Leith eventually captures him, not only for the simple reason that riding will be easier than walking but also because the money from selling the horse might make the difference his life needs When he arrives on a certain beach, however, he decides to try something different with the amazing little horse there is a competition going on, young men attempting to take their horses up a hill of glass to claim a gold ring at the top A gold ring is worth money maybe, he thinks, he can take advantage of the weird communication he has with Valadan, and the stallion s extraordinary agility, to claim the ring and sell it instead of the horse, which he isandreluctant to do.And it works.Sort of.The fly in the ointment is that the ring isn t the real prize it is only the immediate proof that the task has been accomplished The real prize for accomplishing the task is the hand of the Lady Kessalia in marriage Leithis dismayed this is not what he had planned but not nearly as dismayed as Kess she has no intention of marrying The whole competition was meant as a distraction, as she worked out her plans to go off in search of her mother, who disappeared years before her father went to look for her, and has not been seen since And now she just can t be rid of Leith He is a man of honor he will not let a young very young woman go off into the unknown by herself and, too mostly , once he learns that Kess s mother is a witch, he wants to meet her Maybe she can alleviate, or even remove, the curse.And here s where the book lost a lot of love Valadan, of course, is as always wonderful The story is grand, or begins so Leith is steadfast and cheerful in the face of the most abysmal happenings, but not to a degree where I wanted to drown him myself He has had a horrible life from the moment of his birth, and has managed to reach adulthood scarred internally and externally but generous, devout, and surprisingly optimistic As I said, I love Leith Kess, though She s shockingly awful She s spoiled, is part of it, but she goes well beyond simple brat She is self centered, self absorbed anyone else in her vicinity only exists insofar as they can serve and obey her Otherwise they need to just shut up and get out of her way Or else When Leith comes into her vicinity and refuses to leave it even when ordered, even when shrieked at, even when she tries stealth to escape him, she takes to abusing him He is a gullible sort, so desperate for a way to turn his luck and spare not only himself but those around him that he will do anything she suggests, not suspecting for a good long while how evil she is When finally he realizes that she is telling him to do painful and humiliating and ridiculous things just to inflict pain and humiliation and ridicule on him, he stops listening, finally but he still refuses to leave why, then she simply resorts to poison I hate Kessalia. Her behavior is extreme, inexcusable, and unredeemable, she quickly became one of my most hated characters in all of fiction, and not very far into the book I made a note that this would be a wallbanger if Leith and Kess ended the book married Wallbanger book which makes a bang when flung against the wall I won t spoil the ending, but it was not what I would have chosen.The writing is excellent The characters, even the hateful Kess, are well drawn I couldn t hate Kess with such a passion if she hadn t been given life by the writing The plot never does just what is expected, which is good, and the story as a whole is lovely, weaving fairy tale elements into a realistic and heart felt tale If only the female lead wasn t a sadist

  5. says:

    I ran across a copy of THE PRINCE OF ILL LUCK in a southern California bookstore I d never been to before The year was 1994 I went in in an attempt to prove to a skeptical friend that the smell upon first entering a bookstore is one of the true pleasures of life That you have to pause just after walking in and savor it Pressed pages and promise It s a heady combination, my friends The book had just come out and was faced out on the shelf I bought it because I liked the boy on the cover an I ran across a copy of THE PRINCE OF ILL LUCK in a southern California bookstore I d never been to before The year was 1994 I went in in an attempt to prove to a skeptical friend that the smell upon first entering a bookstore is one of the true pleasures of life That you have to pause just after walking in and savor it Pressed pages and promise It s a heady combination, my friends The book had just come out and was faced out on the shelf I bought it because I liked the boy on the cover and the blurb on the front declaring it to be a delightfully funny book I was in the mood for some laughter As luck would have it it turned out to be a two birds with one stone scenario as I was not only rewarded for my impulse buy but managed to prove my point to my friend He closed his eyes and let out that happy sigh You know the one All in all, an incredibly satisfying outing.Leith is a prince But that s where the blessings stop He is also cursed with ill luck The kind of ill luck that not only affects him on a minute by minute basis, but bleeds over onto any companions or random strangers in his general vicinity After singlehandedly destroying a temple well, it was actually an earthquake but the villagers were certain he caused it and getting himself shipwrecked off the coast of Esdragon, Leith finds himself the unexpected owner of a rather singular stallion called Valadan The stallion does not seem to mind Leith s deplorable luck and, what s , he seems to be able to communicate his thoughts to Leith via some sort of spiritual connection In an effort to hang onto the remarkable warhorse, Leith climbs to the top of a glass mountain retrieving the gold ring at the top But in true Leith fashion this single act rains down what is undoubtedly the worst his curse has to offer By retrieving the ring Leith finds himself betrothed to the most displeased of princesses Kessalia She had set the task certain no one would ever be able to complete it and she would never have to marry Leith cannot fathom wanting to marry the beautiful harpy and agrees to release her from their engagement if she allows him to accompany her on her search for her witch mother You see Leith is harboring the secret hope that the witch will be able to relieve him of his curse.This book is, first and foremost, delightfully funny It s humor is its most endearing quality The reader s sympathies entirely belong to the hapless and loyal Leith And Valadan the warhorse is wonderfully mystical and powerful Kess is another matter entirely I have to say I loved how prickly she was I mean I hated her, really despised her at times But I loved hating her, you know And Susan Dexter writes her characters so skillfully that you absorb their background, their motivations, their hopes and fears in such a slow and seamless way that it s a delight and not a burden accompanying the spiteful Kess and the dogged Leith on their journey There are no clear heroes and heroines here Leith is not particularly powerful or strong Kess is certainly no bed of roses But she s so magnificent in her heinousness that it s pure entertainment watching her scratch and claw her way to what she wants, even if it means sabotaging or attempting to poison Leith Poor guy As I said, you feel an affinity for him from the start The magic is mysterious, the world is interesting, and the romance isnot what you d expect In a good way These two are good and truly opposites They don t belong alongside thepredictable bicker and smolder set Theirs is a relationship that has to be bought and you will have to be the judge of whether, in the end, the price is too high This book is the first in the Warhorse of Esdragon Trilogy Reading order THE PRINCE OF ILL LUCK, The Wind Witch, and The True Knight All three are out of print but availabe used quite cheap I recommend all three

  6. says:

    2.5 starsAn interesting world, but the characters never came alive for me, though Kess and Leith have plenty of spirit and passion The curse never really seemed dire nor real enough either Nothing objectionable, just did not catch my fancy Also, Kess is pretty awful for the vast portion of the book Valadan, on the other hand, is simply made of awesome.

  7. says:

    The female lead view spoiler poisons hide spoiler the male lead There is quite enough of that sort of thing in reality, I don t need to see it in fiction I also dislike the idea that relentless pursuit of a woman against her will is rewarded by love The female lead view spoiler poisons hide spoiler the male lead There is quite enough of that sort of thing in reality, I don t need to see it in fiction I also dislike the idea that relentless pursuit of a woman against her will is rewarded by love

  8. says:

    Excellent Truly Loved the prickly Kess and luckless Leith I m so glad I picked this one up and can t wait to continue on with the end of the series Have to say however that THE WIND WITCH is still my clear favorite

  9. says:

    I want to rate this higher, I really do.I loved Leith, how stalwart and easy going and absolutely centered he is, no matter what happens, no matter how he s treated Nothing in life can seem to turn him angry or bitter or emotionally numb It makes him seem wiser and kinder than actually achievable in the real world and it endeared me to him from the start I think it lends a littlebelievability to his character and backstory too, as if maybe that type of goodness is only possible through I want to rate this higher, I really do.I loved Leith, how stalwart and easy going and absolutely centered he is, no matter what happens, no matter how he s treated Nothing in life can seem to turn him angry or bitter or emotionally numb It makes him seem wiser and kinder than actually achievable in the real world and it endeared me to him from the start I think it lends a littlebelievability to his character and backstory too, as if maybe that type of goodness is only possible through impossible means Or maybe the thought just makes me feel better about my own world I also loved Valadan, the magic and wind sired stallion Valadan is very similar to Leith in character, the way all animals seem to know and see and understandthan they rationally should, like they ve achieved some nobility that is always blocked by human distractions If the book was only about them I would have rated it 5 stars without hesitation, but then there s Kess.Kessalia is utterly irredeemable She is awful 100% of the time with no rationale, no justification I get that she s supposed to be a spoiled, ignorant, self centered princess, but she takes the trope to another level entirely She is never once appreciative or kind to Leith, despite his presence repeatedly being the only thing that keeps her alive and on track with her quest She causes him pain in every imaginable way at every opportunity for what appears to be only her own bored amusement I almost stopped reading halfway through because of how disgusted and frustrated I was with her constant abuse and Leith s otherworldly ability to dismiss and excuse every injury she causes him Even the horse gets fed up with her I knew going in that their story would likely end in romance and I ll begrudgingly admit that Kess becomes marginally less atrocious toward him in the final chapters, but I still can t help being outraged on Leith s behalf He deserves so muchin life I just can t imagine their marriage being a happy or fulfilling one Kess never shows the character development, or even the hint of emotional maturing to suggest to me that she won t always be this awful I m sure there s something to be said of Leith s ultra kindness approach being able to calm and win over even the devil herself, but still, I can t quite reconcile it.So it s five stars for Leith and Valadan, one star off for Kessalia, and a second star off for the ending

  10. says:

    Shipwrecked on a wild and foreign coast, Leith, Prince of the Isles, born under a bad luck curse, meets Valadan, a fabulous black stallion, and together they embark upon a series of remarkable adventures.

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