About the Book
Despite recently learning that she is heir to the throne of Norvegia, Lis resigns herself to staying on her small rural farm and helping her elderly father. Sir Ansgar, esteemed knight, is determined to save the king, even though the sovereign is losing his mind. However, soon Ansgar is caught in a web of deceit and must flee for his life—straight to Lis’s farm. There he and Lis form an unlikely friendship and must fight together to save the kingdom from evil.
About the Author
Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award. Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!). When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.
This book has it all—princesses, knights, intrigue, and romance! Like all Jody Hedlund’s young adult books, this one is easy to devour and I think I read it in only two sittings. The plot flows well and the twists and turns of danger kept my attention easily. Both Lis and Ansgar have troubles they must handle, but I enjoyed their character development and their relationship as it grew in the story. The descriptions and scenes are well written such that as a reader you have no problem picturing this fantastical land. I think it is best to read this series in order as the storyline does continue between novels (and this one leaves some unfinished details). I simply cannot wait to read the next two books in the series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.