King Wolfric Eberhand battles the last nation to stand against his raging armies. With help from the deadly knight, Sir Erin Caldry, he hopes to conquer the land of Dothan once and for all. Using his wealth and power, he has formulated the perfect plan to finally take their rich land. What he doesn't realize, is the youngest Dothan princess is currently a slave within his very own castle walls.
While out visiting the remote estate of a relative, Princess Bethany Kavadh is kidnapped by slavers. Bedraggled and weary, she finds herself sold into slavery. To her horror, she soon discovers that her new owner is none other than her family’s worst enemy, King Wolfric. To fight her rising despair and to keep what little sanity she possess, Princess Bethany begins to fight back, sabotaging the efficient running of the House and function of their Armies.
But what happens when they realize her true identity?
Will they ransom her for the wealth of her nation?
Will they keep her as a slave? Or will they inflict an even crueler punishment?
The only things for certain are: The war between two nations will escalate, and one young princess's life shall forever be TORN.
Due to scenes of intense violence, reader discretion is advised.
About the Author
My journey to become a writer began in 8th grade, when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and pulled from school to recover. During this time, I was left alone for hours on end and it was then that I discovered new friends within the pages of books. I also learned the blessing of creating my own friends by writing down the stories that plagued my lonely mind—as demented as that sounds. Therefore at the ripe age of fourteen, I wrote my first novel. It sucked! But I kept going and now I am an Indie Author with numerous books out. I never imagined that first horrible novel about a man who crash landed on his long lost home world would turn into a lifelong passion. I now live in Chicago, IL with my amazing husband and two rambunctious kittens, Groot and Rocket.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While there were some errors in the writing, overall I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I went on to read the next two books in the series, as well as the prequel. I found great character development in the main character, Bethany, throughout the series. And while some might argue that her behavior was unrealistic (acting out while a slave, knowing it would bring severe punishments), I would argue that it was perfectly natural for her to do so, considering the circumstances. The human spirit does persevere. One star was taken away because although I could overlook a few writing flaws, I cannot get over how often the author started a sentence with, "Sadly, ..." when there was NOTHING sad about what followed the word. It literally started making me cringe every time I encountered the word.
I tried to push through but after a quarter of the way through, I had to give up. Some actions simply were too far fetched and unrealistic. A slave trying not to laugh knowing severe puishment awaits? Commiting acts of sabatoge knowing shed be caught? Also, it was very slow going. I kept hoping it would kick to a higher gear. Its a shame because obviously the author can write and tell a story, or will be eventually. DMB