November 10, 2019

#BookReview: The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga, #1) by G.A. Aiken


Synopsis: When a prophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills, Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken.  

The Old King Is Dead

With the demise of the Old King, there’s a prophesy that a queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills. Bad news for the king’s sons, who are prepared to defend their birthright against all comers. But for blacksmith Keeley Smythe, war is great for business. Until it looks like the chosen queen will be Beatrix, her younger sister. Now it’s all Keeley can do to protect her family from the enraged royals. 

Luckily, Keeley doesn’t have to fight alone. Because thundering to her aid comes a clan of kilt-wearing mountain warriors called the Amichai. Not the most socially adept group, but soldiers have never bothered Keeley, and rough, gruff Caid, actually seems to respect her. A good thing because the fierce warrior will be by her side for a much longer ride than any prophesy ever envisioned …


Biography

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Laurenston. Find out more about this New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors books at www.shellylaurenston.com.

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Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: I found out after finishing this one was that this was a reprint of another title. Which seems to be something going on with older titles right now.  This one I never did read the first rendition of this story.  But this book was amazing!  I love dragons and this one along with the queen I just could not put down.  I do think that it could have been a little longer but other than that I loved it.   The secrets surrounding the world were spot on and the characters hit it out of the park.  I can not wait for the next title. 




Go Into This One Knowing: Reprint of another title







This author is always a must read for me. Both this name & Shelley Laurenston are ones I buy every book of. She specializes in the fantasy & shifter worlds. Her characters are ruthless and barbaric but FUNNY in their ridiculousness. While, she's classified as a romance writer, the romance tends to take a back seat to the main storyline and the hilarious interactions between all of her characters.

When I first saw this book was the start of a new series, I was a tiny bit concerned it wouldn’t follow what I’ve come to know and love about G.A. Aiken’s style. You never really know for sure what you’re getting into with a new series and the blurb doesn’t quite do this justice, falling on the more serious side. Fans of the Dragon Kin series will be happy to know this series is set in that same world. Though there isn’t any kind of crossover just yet, the potential is there for future books











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