Monday, April 2, 2012
The Prince of Powys
"What are hostages for if not to offer their host's daughter an escort?"
Blaise is a Prince of Powys....and now a hostage of the Saxons. He is determined to escape and return to his people and the beautiful princess seems the perfect way out. She will also make a great hostage of his own - if he can trick her into returning to his land with him. Branda would do most anything to avoid an arranged marriage - even help a handsome prisoner to escape. But what she doesn't expect is to be held for ransom herself. But as she spends time in Powys and with Blaise, perhaps she doesn't want to be rescued after all. But what can she do when powerful kings wish to use her for their own gain? Can she find a way to live the life she wants?
My Opinion: Pulling you into the world of medieval Britain the author weaves a story of love and loyalty. A complex world of Saxons, Picts and Welsh peoples at war sets the stage for conflicting loyalties. A lot of non-classical mythology was introduced, which I liked, but might confuse some less familiar. Although a fast moving story, it somehow sucks you in and makes you want to know what will happen next. There were times I wished it had slowed down and explained more, but the romance was sweet and fun. The characters were fun though a bit lacking in depth. I liked the interaction between the people and especially how the main two grew and changed. A fun, quick read all in all.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.