Growing up deep in the forest as a poor charcoal burner’s daughter, Emmeline has always known her identity as a princess of Mercia, and she lives in fear of being caught and killed. When her adopted father returns from town with news regarding the imminence of war, Emmeline has no wish to join the rebellion against King Ethelwulf.
Prince Ethelrex, the strongest warrior in the land, has done everything he can to prove his loyalty to his father, including searching for the last lost princess. When Ethelrex finally captures Emmeline, the king commands his son to marry the princess in order to win the support of the people and undermine the rebellion.
Forced into marriage, Emmeline has one goal—to escape. But Ethelrex takes his marriage vows seriously, including his promise to love and cherish his wife, and has no intention of letting Emmeline get away. As the battle for the throne rages, will the prince be able to win the battle for Emmeline’s heart?
Publish Date: October 29, 2019Rating: 5 starsPublisher: Northern Lights PressEarly Thoughts after reading Foremost: This is the one I’ve been waiting for! Not only do we get Emmeline’s story, which I wanted ever since reading Always, knowing she ended up with Felicity and Lance, but after reading Adelaide’s story, I’ve wanted Rex’s story too, and to get both in the exciting twist? *gimme – gimme!*
Review: I was right! I loved this one! Actually, while I was excited for this one, I ended up caught up in the story and loved the surprise twists that came at just the right places. I’m so glad I was able to read this series, and can totally see binge-reading this as a reread in the not so distant future! I really enjoyed seeing the princesses grow and build friendships of trust and seeing them learn to get along and work together, and this final installment was the perfect conclusion to this exciting adventure!
*I received an early copy from the author, this does not affect my review.*