The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken
(The Scarred Earth Saga #1)
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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 …
What I thought
I have never picked up anything by this author before and I feel like I have been missing out. I absolutely loved this book. I really did not think that I was going to like this book half as much as I did. I only picked it up because I felt like every time I turned around there it was. I am so happy I finally caved and took the chance.
This book is not very long but the amount of stuff that is crammed in there is amazing. I did not feel like there was any useless information in the story that everything that happened was vital to the story. I really appreciate that is a book. The family was amazing. I loved watching how they all interacted with each other. You see each persons personality shine through.
Keeley has such a kind heart yet mess with her kin and she is a force to reckon with. Then there is the budding romance between her and Caid and I loved watching that develop. I can not wait for them to announce the next book.