The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken is an Adult Fantasy Romance of war, prophecies, and a queen.
“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 …”
I really wished to get into this one. Unfortunately, as much as I hoped to love the plot, the writing just wasn’t in it for me.
I did enjoy the darker aspects to the story, as they are my favorite vibes to read. The romance also was probably the better part of this book, but it just wasn’t enough to compensate.
So, I gave this one 2 out of 5 stars.
Published: 27 August 2019
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced I any way.*
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