The Royal Companion (The Companion Series, #1)

The Royal Companion (The Companion Series, #1)

by Tanya Bird

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BN ID: 2940154327487
Publisher: Tanya Bird
Publication date: 03/23/2017
Series: Companion Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 38,136
File size: 821 KB

About the Author

Tanya Bird is a writer/mum/Lego expert who lives in Melbourne, Australia.

The road to author has been a convoluted one. Prior to three children and an accidental six year stint in media/advertising, Tanya studied professional writing and set about writing bad novels on a laptop she could not afford. There was a nagging problem—she needed to eat. Creative endeavours were put on hold as she went about making money. But writing is an illness, and one can only numb the symptoms for so long before the words begin to decay inside of you. 'The Companion' series is her first published series. The other manuscripts remain buried in the backyard alongside her deceased pets.

Tanya can be followed on Facebook @TanyaBirdFreelanceWriter and tweets @TanyaBirdWriter. She blogs about writing (and off topic) at

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The Royal Companion (The Companion Series, #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The rape scene?? The entire book is about rape. Physical, emotional, and mental. The men "rape" the women of their personality, soul, and self worth. Our world's history is filled with the raping of women and men too. Unwanted marriages, slavery, father's selling daughters to better their standing or money. That being said, the book was a look at what women faced and still face at the hands of cruel men. This book is definitely not for everyone but as a survivor myself, it allows you to understand how moving past the horror and shame of what was not your fault and how to gain back your self worth in order to love again or for the first time.
LisaDunckley 9 months ago
Very good, especially for a first novel! Aldara is sold by her family against her will, to be a Royal Companion. The Royal Companions are beautiful and charming women who are owned by the ruling men of her country. Prince Pandarus buys her as a gift for his brother, Prince Tyron, possibly as a joke, because Tyron doesn't own any Companions, and Aldara is more of a tomboy than a lady. Aldara's education and training to prepare her to be suitable is interesting and funny. The romance between the shy prince and the tomboy is very well done. The entire book feels like the fantasy genre to me, although some have mentioned it should be characterized as a Harem Romance (didn't seem that way to me at ALL. I love fantasy, and am not a fan of HR, so I thought this book was great!). People in their country are being attacked—is it their ancient enemy, or their ally that is causing the trouble? Battles are inevitably leading to war, and Tyron must go to defend his country. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely buy the rest of the series. It was very readable as a standalone, doesn't have what I would say are Cliffhangers, but I do want to find out what happens!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Can't wait to start the next book. You will find yourself drawn to the characters in a good way. So far, even to the bad guys. Fills a need to know them better. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend to me and couldn’t put it down! Intriguing, unpredictable and also suspenseful. Must read. And the books following are even better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and a unique storyline. Hero is strong and heroine makes you want to root for her. But really could have done without the descriptive rape scene, especially since the lovemaking scenes were pretty much glazed over and didn’t help to balance out the rape. Ending was off-balance and kind of left me thinking “what...?”. Probably won’t be reading further in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not enjoyable to read about rape !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you a wonderful story & looking forward to the next book
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