It is 616AD, and one fatal night the ancient Kingdom of Elmetia falls. Saxons kill the Elmetian King, and capture Princess Teagen.
Teagen poses as a slave girl and works for the Saxons in the Kingdom of Deira, until she discovers her brother is alive. She finds a way to escape, and her path crosses with Ryce the Warrior.
Struggling with his past and angry against the tyrant Saxon king, Ryce helps the princess in pursuit of her brother. But just as the connection between them intensifies, obstacles get in their way. The Saxon king now wants vengeance, and will stop at nothing to get it.
My Review: A forgotten kingdom and its people, either captured or in hiding, weave the background for this medieval encounter between Teagen and Ryce. She’s a princess and he’s a warrior, but both have been enslaved, although quite differently, by the evil King Edwin. Teagen escapes and Ryce and his friend Sherwin are sent to seize her, but they rescue her instead and plan to help her find her brother, the king of their lost Elmetia.
This novel keeps the reader hanging on every word and is hard to put down. Ms. James handles the development of story set in 616 AD very well. The characters are brought to life during an era of fortresses and battles which fosters interests in this page turner. The love story is idyllic and the meaning of Christianity rings true throughout the story. While not the genre I usually read, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to others and I would easily pick up another novel written by Ms. James.
About the Author: Rachel is a mum of three, a pastor's wife and a Christian writer. She lives in rural England, is passionate about writing, drinking tea and absolutely loves a good romance story! She writes to entertain, inspire and encourage others in their own Christian walk, hoping to reveal God's character through written form.