A warrior princess must compete for the hand of the emperor's son against the fairest maidens from the surrounding kingdoms, but more than a marriage is at stake.
Emilia has fought for the last 10 years to prove herself a capable soldier. Now in the emperor's court she must use her skills to stay alive, as she uncovers a plot to wipe out the followers of a faith that her mother was willing to die for. A well put together plot, filled with intrigue, romance, and faith. I had a hard time putting this one down, as I was drawn into Emilia's plight. She is a strong and likable heroine, capable, yet vulnerable and impulsive, with a compassionate heart for others.
The first in what is sure to be a fantastic series, I didn't know what to expect going into this series, but it blew me away, and left me more than ready to dive into book two. Ronan and Felix are two very different men, and both are mysterious in their own ways. I loved the intrigue and action packed nature of the plot, with a strong heroine in a fantasy realm (no magic).
This book was just what I needed, and I would highly recommend to fans of fantasy adventure, with a strong faith core. A well written adventure, with a riveting plot. So glad I picked this up!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.