Lady Knight by Marisa Chenery

Lady Knight by Marisa Chenery
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Historical, Fantasy
Length: Full (269 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Cholla

Saxon Lady Ariel of Elmstead disguises herself as a boy and leads her father’s men to battle the Norman invaders. Her goal is to find the Norman knight who left her with child the year before. The only clue she has to his identity is the ring he gave her.

During the battle of Hastings, Broc St. Ceneri takes a young Saxon boy as his hostage. The boy so resembles the Saxon girl he can’t forget, Broc offers to train him as a knight after he is granted Elmstead as his own.

With Broc unable to see through her disguise, Ariel must decide whether to risk all by revealing her secret, or say nothing and let the man she loves wed another.

Huzzah! Chivlary isn’t dead after all… it’s just been turned on its ear. Full of battles, both between the English and the Normans as well as between Ariel and everyone she meets, Lady Knight is a fast-paced historical novel that puts quite a twist on your average fantasy story.

Taking a different approach to your typical historical novel, Ms. Chenery delves into the world of knights and battle from a woman’s perspective. Headstrong and determined, Ariel knows exactly what she wants, how she wants it and has a good idea of how to get it. She is a valiant and courageous woman who will not let the boundaries of society stop her from obtaining her goals. Ariel is a real inspiration to those around her and someone I’d hang out with.

Broc is up to the challenge, however, of taming this wild woman. After a brief, intimate encounter, they do not come face-to-face again for over a year. And Ariel has a fistful of surprises waiting for him when they do meet again. However, she doesn’t bother to let him in on any of them until much, much later.

Lady Knight is packed with action, history, and tension of the most delicious kind. Sparks fly every moment Broc and Ariel are within shouting distance of one another. A very fun and enjoyable story interlaced with hot and steamy love scenes, it’s a sure pleaser for the historical lover.

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