Rachel O�Laughlin grew up writing adventure stories in which heroines tend to get their hands dirty, bad guys sometimes win, and someone always gets kidnapped. Her passion for history morphed into a love for fantasy in her mid-teens, when she took a brief pause from reality for immersion in the arts and a hands-on education in sustainable living. She lives in New England with her husband and two boys, listens to The Fray, and drinks too many lattes. Two novels in her SERENGARD fantasy series have been released, and a third is scheduled for October 2014.
Knights of Rilchby Rachel O'Laughlin
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When Serengard rebelled and the Orion monarchy fell, former crown princess Kierstaz Orion�s love for her people became a burning desire to set things right. With a price on their heads, Kierstaz and her brother Mikel led a handful of men against the new army, fighting skirmishes all along the border of Dreibourge. But months of heavy bloodshed forced her small band of knights to abandon the border�and all of Serengard�to the rebels.
Nine years and a thousand betrayals later, Kierstaz and Mikel again find themselves on the run�only this time, they�ve a boy in tow: Malcom, the son of two of the Seren rebellion�s strongest leaders. The new regime wants him dead, Mikel wants him alive, and it�s all Kierstaz can do to keep their tracks covered. Desperate to preserve the innocent life she swore to protect and the brother who has always stood by her, Kierstaz must gamble the last thing in the world she owns: her identity. Secrets are a staple of the Orion family, and those Kierstaz keeps are as dangerous as the ones kept from her.
KNIGHTS OF RILCH is the sequel to COLDNESS OF MAREK, and the second book in the SERENGARD Series.
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She has done it again. And even better this time. No second book slump here...just more adventure, intrigue, and insight into characters I love and hate. I can think of no other author who has been able to pull off causing mixed feelings about their characters. One minute I want to hug them and tell them all will be okay and the next I want to punch them in the face to knock some sense into them. Her characters add layers to an already intricate plot and it's amazing what she pulls off.
After reading COLDNESS OF MAREK, I didn’t think I’d find another character as passionate as Trzl in the fantasy world of the SERENGARD series, but I found her in book 2. KNIGHTS OF RILCH belongs to Kierstaz, and her story will knock you over with its deep and powerful scenes, revealing a side of her you never thought you’d see. You’ll love her and every other character you see more of or meet for the first time in KoR. If you were blown away by the fight scenes in CoM, rest assured you’ll be just as enthralled by the ones in KoR. And if you’re like me and are hooked on the cutthroat chemistry between Trzl and Mikel, you won’t be disappointed in the scenes they share. I won’t spoil anything, but just know there’s one scene in particular you’ll likely read over and over. This story world Rachel has created is a rich one filled with characters you won’t soon forget. If you’re a lover of epic fantasy, you’ll love this book; and if you’re not already a lover of epic fantasy, you’ll become one. I can’t wait to see where Book 3 takes the characters.