The way grief, regret, and guilt affect A Ranger Tale’s characters make the story easy to relate to….When you start reading this wonderful tale, make sure to give yourself time to dive in, because you will not want to put it down.
…There are plenty of unexpected twists in A Ranger’s Tale, and I enjoyed being surprised by them! Parker’s descriptions create a vivid world that drew me into the story. Caliphany’s struggle for love is skillfully woven into the fantasy setting. Although this is a fantasy romance, neither genre overpowers the other. Instead, they work in harmony.
…If you're looking for an entertaining, heartwarming romance with fantasy elements, this is one book you should definitely seek out!
Wendy Mitchell rated it
A Ranger’s Tale is a must read!
If you are a lover of romance stories and especially if you love fantasy romance then I recommend adding this book to your list of summer reads.
…The story is filled with lots of action and twists and turns I could not have predicted. The issues the characters face are contemporary: loyalty, trust, betrayal, forgiveness and undying love.
If you are looking for that epic love story you will find it in a Ranger’s Tale.
A Ranger’s Tale is the first in the Tallenmere series and a great read.
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Reviewed by: Babs
… For me the secrets that we find out about made the book happen. There were some twists that keep you on the edge of your seat.
…I enjoyed Caliphany and Galadin’s adventures and how Caliphany transforms from elegant royalty into a strong independent woman with the help of Galadin. The setting for this fantasy story is quite different to what I have read previously. I don’t think I have ever read a story where the elves are the main characters and it provides a nice spin to typical fantasy stories.
…This is a fast-paced action story with a strong love interest set against the Tolkienesque background of Mysti’s fantasy world of Tallenmere.
Jody rated it
…The world that Ms. Parker creates is full of exotic creatures like elves, trolls, and goblins and each brings extra excitement to the story. The use of magic ups the action and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The scenes involving its use leave your heart pounding. Each of the creatures in this world are unique and even though the story has lots of characters they're easy to remember because of their vivid descriptions.
…This is an exciting world full of action and likable characters and a great start to a new series. When you're not cheering for true love to win, you're crying over the obstacles impeding true love. I'm excited to visit these characters again and will definitely pick up the next book in the series and recommend this book to get your first taste of this magical world.
Her main characters Caliphany and Galadin are strong, each in their own way. They let us into their world of elves, warriors, kings and queens. Their budding love story will make it hard to put the book down. Each chapter brings its own surprises and unexpected twists. A marvelous mix of individuals comes together to make this book unforgettable. Thanks Mysti Parker for opening up a new world to me…
Steph rated it
What I liked most about the book was how easily Mysti built the world around her characters – from names of places, months, and plants, everything felt as though it should be there, has been there all along, and will always be there. The description is not overwhelming, but enough to paint a vivid picture.
The characters are well developed, three dimensional and they grow on you.
The support characters are also very well done – the world is lively and natural and I guess that’s what drew me in the most.
Would I recommend it? Of course. This is one of the books that I’ll most definitely pick off the shelf and read again. So, if you haven’t already, pick up a copy of A Rangers Tale and join the magic.
Linda rated it
…Mysti Parker pens her first book in the series and introduced readers to a very talented pirate turned ranger and a confused niece of the king of Leogard.
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I really enjoyed this Fantasy, Wizards, mages, spells, and magical powers with lots of action entrances you right away and the romance was weaved within the story perfectly as were the love scenes that were described with creatively written clean taste that left you with all kinds of erotic visions to imagine.
…Cali and Galadin’s adventure is exciting, intense, and shocking as their romance blooms. The story is full of friendship, love, betrayal, loyalty, and death. The ending was very intense but glad it finally ended in a HEA.
…MY OPINION: There’s a question here of who the “Ranger” of the title is…is it Galadin or Cali? Both appear to be very apt in the exciting and adventurous love story. Told through the unusual format of various first person POVs, A Ranger’s Tale is a story of trust—on many levels. A father’s trust in his child, a husband’s trust in his wife, a young woman’s trust in her best friend…a good portion of the time that trust is betrayed but in the one case where it counts the most, it holds trust through much soul-searching is involved before this fact is realized. All the characters are portrayed in great depth, with the first person form doing this to great advantage.
As I settled in bed with a warm cup of coffee and a book called A Ranger’s Tale by Mysti Parker, I was expecting a good story. I didn’t expect to not be able to quit reading it until the last page.
If you are looking for a love story that takes you beyond the heart then A Ranger’s Tale is a great book to read.
Reviewed by Teresa D. Jones