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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: The Knight of Redmond by Jennifer K. Clark

Title: The Knight of Redmond

Author: Jennifer K. Clark

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Published: May 2013

ISBN: 1621080722

FTC FYI: I was loaned an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Description:

Lily is desperate to experience the world beyond her small village. A summer trip through the kingdom in the company of her uncle promises just the sort of escape she yearns for until, scarcely a day into their journey, the threat of battle on the road ahead ends her exploration before it’s even begun. But the path home proves more perilous than she could have imagined. After a terrifying encounter with her uncle’s merciless adversary, Lily must flee for her life. Separated from her uncle, she has no choice but to enter enemy territory alone. It appears that adventure is on the horizon after all . . .

Thrust into an unfamiliar world, Lily is forced to align herself with Wren, a young knight from a rival land. With war looming, they must set aside generations of contention to save the ruling family—as well as Lily’s own people—from annihilation. But when a shocking secret is revealed, her allegiance to her clan and her growing feelings for Wren are called into question. Now, Lily must make a choice: continue on the conflict-ridden path of her kin or break down the barriers in her land . . . and her heart.

Review:

I love the cover for The Knight of Redmond and have enjoyed the medieval romances that I've read, so I was excited to read this book.

The Knight of Redmond has quite a bit of action with a good romance. It also has some great characters. I especially liked how Lily was so observant. This character trait reminded me a bit of Sherlock Holmes, and made figuring out what was going on more intriguing.

This clever story was pretty engaging early on with its inclusion of "witches", knights, superstition, secret groups, murder, etc. I found my attention waning somewhat as everything unfolded, although I can't put my finger on why. In spite of that, I liked the story overall.

About the Author:

Jennifer K. Clark grew up in the small mountain town of Monticello, Utah, and graduated from the College of Eastern Utah, where she studied art. She spends a lot of time with the characters in her head, putting their stories down on paper. In her spare time she likes to study history and attend renaissance festivals.