Warrior's Moon Medieval Historical Romance by Jaclyn M. Hawkes Never in all the kingdom has there been a more brave and protective champion. Nor such a loyal and capable maiden. And they loved each other desperately. But is their love strong enough to withstand all their dark age holds—danger, feudalism, disease, and unfair oppression? Yes, they truly loved each other desperately. They loved their kingdom more.
Praise for Warrior's Moon
"This book has adventure, memorable characters, and tons of action. There is even romance! I absolutely loved it!!!" ~Laura (Goodreads)
"I loved this book! Great characters, I love a strong female lead. I really enjoy all of Jaclyn Hawkes books, but I must say this in one of my favorites!" ~ KMon (Amazon)
My Review: When she was 3 years old, Chantaya's family was moving in order to get out of a horrible situation for her mother Isabella. But the small family was trying to move everything in a small cart in the middle of a horrible thunderstorm. A flash of lightning hit the cart sending it over a cliff. Luckily, Chantaya and her mother survived, unluckily her father and unborn sibling did not. Chantaya's mother was completely unable to care for her for a very long time, and eight-year-old Peyton Wolfgar stepped in. The small girl refused to leave his side for months. That relationship grows and turns into Peyton rescuing Chantaya from her own folly many times. And eventually it blossoms into love for both Peyton and Chantaya, but he wants to be a knight and has no idea how he can care for Chantaya and help his king and kingdom at the same time. She doesn't want to hold him back, so with many tears he heads for the training that all knights receive many hours away from his beloved. But can Peyton know the dangers in store for young Chantaya. Can Chantaya know that she will be called to sacrifice for the king and kingdom as well as Peyton. Will love survive all?
I really enjoyed this story. The plight of young Chantaya really tugged at my heartstrings. I was amazed at the strength of her character. Chantaya grows into an amazing young woman, willing to sacrifice love, her family and her life in order to protect her kingdom. Peyton is of a very similar character, but he's much conflicted, because he loves Chantaya more than anything and doesn't want her sacrificing herself for anything. There are also great supporting characters, Isabella and the humble knight, Sir Mordecai. The plot is filled with danger, adventure and of course romance. You won't want to put this amazing book down until you've read the very last word!