Raised by a noble family, Lady Adelaide has always known she’s an orphan. Little does she realize she’s one of the lost princesses and the true heir to Mercia’s throne…until a visitor arrives at her family estate, reveals her birthright as queen, and thrusts her into a quest for the throne whether she’s ready or not.
Unable to tolerate King Ethelwulf’s cruelty and lawlessness, Christopher Langley left Mercia years earlier, training a group of rebels in neighboring Norland. When he returns home after his mother’s death, he discovers that not only is Adelaide all grown up, but she’s also the rightful queen of Mercia.
When King Ethelwulf discovers Adelaide’s location, he’ll stop at nothing to capture her and the key she holds to the ancient treasure. Christopher is just as determined to protect Adelaide so she can lead the growing rebellion. When feelings ignite between the two old friends, forces threaten to destroy their love and rip them apart forever.
Review:Publish Date: August 27th 2019Rating: 5 stars!Publisher: Northern Lights Press*I received an advance copy as part of the blog tour. This does not affect my review.*
Once again, Jody Hedlund has blown me away with this series! While I enjoyed Always overall slightly more than this one, I still loved every moment as I flew through reading this! I loved the easy way of Adelaide and Mitchell in the start, and instantly enjoyed Christopher’s character as well. While some of the characters and their decisions surprised me, I’ll say that I was pleased with how things turned out, and I loved King Draybane’s manner when talking with Chistopher!