The kingdom of Mercia is under siege, the king is on his dead bed from a fatal wound, and the queen has died giving birth to twin girls. Elite Guard Lance and Noblewoman Felicia are entrusted with the task of taking the girls to safety, pledging to protect the young princesses with their lives.
Lance takes his duty as an Elite Guard seriously, honored to be given the opportunity to make his family proud. He has vowed never to let distractions get in the way of his duty; he is determined to guide the princesses to safety with his heart intact despite his growing attraction to the beautiful Felicia.
Felicia has let everything that she’s known behind to fulfill her pledge to the dying queen. She is determined to see it through to the end. I admired her sacrifice and courage throughout their journey.
Felicia and Lance are dedicated to their mission, both willing to lay down their lives. I admired Lance’s humble devotion to the life that he had chosen and the esteem and respect that he has for Felicia. Felicia is strong in her faith and is willing to give up everything to serve her country. A fast paced plot, with compelling heroes, this prequel novella sets the stage well for what is to come. I hope to see more of Lance and Felicia in the future!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.