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About The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN
 
Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of battle. With her fellow War Monks, she worshipped the war gods, rained destruction on her enemies, and raised the dead when the fancy took her. Until her sister Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen, and Gemma broke faith with her order to journey to the Amichai Mountain and fight by Keeley’s side.

The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader-in-waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma’s ruthless younger sister Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma’s problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice. If her conviction can’t sway them, perhaps Quinn’s irritating, irreverent, clearly unhinged, ferocity will win the day . . .

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Review of The Princess Knight

Gemma is the princess knight because she is the sister of the Keeley, the blacksmith queen.  While Keeley doesn’t really need protecting, Gemma and centaur Quinn, lend their swords whenever needed, and even when they are not.  Needed.

Gemma and Quinn act like that can’t stand to be around each other, but in fact, each carries a great deal of respect for the other. Because we all know that there is going to be a bit of romance in this adventure, I waited for love (or at least attraction) to develop.  It very nearly didn’t.  Let’s just say that Gemma has her hands full with keeping the kingdom safe.  Quests, battles, innocents to save, swords, battle axes, evil plotters, and blood-thirsty companions.  Oh, and an undead horse.  And humor. Lots of humor.

And finally, maybe, a link to the madwoman Annwyl.  Admit it.  We’ve all been reading this new series because this is what we want!

Through Netgalley, the publisher provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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