Title: The Winter’s Captive: The Lochlann Treaty Book 1
Author(s): Robin D. Mahle, Elle Madison
Book Blurb: The black X of the Aramach Rebels marks the spot Princess Charlotte’s life was destroyed.
Her fiance taken and her kingdom on the brink of war because of it, Charlie refuses to be the damsel in distress and takes matters into her own hands. She can only trust a handful of people as hints of a conspiracy are uncovered.
Leaving her castle and everything she’s ever known behind, Charlie ventures into a place she only thought she knew -- her own kingdom. In the face of traitors and thieves and ruthless rebels, Charlie won’t be stopped on her mission to set things right and find her prince.
The only question is: Will she find him before it’s too late?Format: eBook
Review: There are many great things about The Winter’s Captive. First off, the pace in the Winter’s Captive was the right amount of speed for me as a reader. There are many great books out there that have amazing dynamic characters and great battle scenes, but the pace is either too slow or too quick. The Winter’s Captive doesn’t have that issue.
Charlie’s fiancée is taken away from her, and she sets off on a journey to regain the love of her life. She is a strong, determined main character who doesn’t allow anyone or anything stop her. I enjoyed her development throughout the book. I was left ‘what next?’
Now, the cover. If you have ever read any of my book reviews, the cover is everything to me. I was once told that a reader has a three-four step process:
1) Judge the cover
2) Read the back blurb
3) Read the inside blurb (if it has one)
4) Of course judge the storyline
The cover is very appealing to me. The regal pose on the cover screams determination. She is on a mission to find the love, which was stolen from her!
Her blue cape is very historically accurate. Blue was (and still is) a color of royalty. I give the cover an A.
As a reader, I could tell that they did their research on cultural aspects in their story. After asking the questions, they both said that they went as far as researched the common foods of the time period.
I recommend this novel to anyone who loves a well paced, fantasy/romance adventure withs twists and turns. You won’t be disappointed.
You may find the authors on Goodreads, Amazon and Facebook. Both Robin and Elle have created a group Drifters and Wanderers.