“Raja and the Throne of Zurkia” is a powerfully written story filled with excitement and intrigue as well as positive lessons of redemption and morality. Avah Broc has done a masterful job of weaving together a tale that will come alive to the reader. This book is beautifully imagined and will appeal to a broad audience — I highly recommend it!”
– Danielle Corbin, Musician & Music Instructor / Songwriter & Composer
… a captivating story interwoven with adventure and mystery. So beautifully written by Avah Broc that I felt I was actually alongside the main character, Raja, while she embarked on a life-changing journey filled with intrigue, courage, hope and faith. I could not put the book down and am excitedly awaiting for the next book.”
– Connie Johnson
I’ve read the book, “Raja and the Throne of Zurkia”, twice now and each time I cannot put it down till I’ve finished reading it. The heroine is likeable and catches the attention of the reader. I want to know what is going to happen next to her. I really have a hard time waiting for the next book in the series as I want to know what will happen to her.
– Merina Matthew
My 13-year-old great-niece was absolutely enthralled with “Raja and the Throne of Zurkia” by Ava Broc. I, too, thoroughly enjoyed the interaction of the characters and the twists and turns of the story. We can’t wait to see what happens in the second book!”
– Kathy McKenzie
“Raja and the Throne of Zurkia” is intriguing and unpredictable!! I love how the author, Avah Broc, was able to take me on a fantasy journey with many surprises along the way. My interest and curiosity was continually spiked….couldn’t put the book down!!!! Love and kindness won!!!”
– Nina Dodds
What I really enjoyed about “Raja and the Throne of Zurkia” was all the twists and turns. It really kept me on my toes. And, as a 12-year-old girl, it was very nice for me to see a heroine come out of a lower class and rise above.”
– Carly Martens
Full of adventure and events! Good read for anyone 10 and up …. takes you to a land far away and brings you into the plot and characters lives.”
– Melinda McLaren
As Raja evades assassination attempts and escapes kidnappers, she transforms into a formidable woman of strength, beauty, and valor. Broc’s descriptions of the medieval settings and atmosphere are detailed and colorful, and she also gets across the bleakness of life as a peasant in a feudal system: “It was fear that motivated them—fear of not producing enough for their lord, fear of the future for their family. Their lives were not their own.””
– Kirkus Reviews
This new fiction novel by Avah Broc is a must read for all pre-teen and teen girls. It is full of adventure, interesting and complicated characters featuring the main heroine “Raja”. Her story begins with her as a poor slave girl and develops into her discovering her true identity as a “Princess.” That’s all I can tell you!
There is excitement in every page and tucked between adventure and mystery are nuggets of truth for all to learn and abide by.
I love to read. I read non-fiction. This is my first fiction novel in 20 years. As a child and young girl, I was immersed in a book daily. Namely the “Nancy Drew” and “Hardy Boys” Series back in the 1960. Reading this book brought back fond memories of reading fiction that brought me great joy and yes, a form of escape into a fantasy world.
I recommend this book to anyone who is blessed with a daughter, granddaughter, niece, and family friend who loves to read. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!”
– Sharon Kemball
“Doing good will heal your soul” is my favorite line in this action-packed novel. Young adults will enjoy this adventure as they read about Raja and her struggles to reclaim her throne.”
– Ann Mock