Title: Queen in Exile
Author: Donna Hatch
Series: Stands Alone
Publisher: Walnut Springs
Released: March 28, 2010
Rumors of War hang over Princess Jeniah’s peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telepahtic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.
Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people, storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from tyranny.
On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as queen af Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyranny.
Oh I really liked this one! Is that a long enough review? Probably not but is sums it up pretty well.
I’m a huge fan of this kind of fantasy romance. Donna Hatch weaves together a great mix of forbidden romance, action and suspense in a world of mythical creatures and warring countries. This fast paced book captured my attention and kept me turning pages. I’m definitely going to give one of Donna’s regency romances a try hoping they will be as fabulous as this book was.
Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean but there are some battle scenes since there is a war going on.
Source: Review copy