Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Warrior, The Blades of the Rose by Zoe Archer
I love historical romances and find I also love the combination of paranormal and historical romances. Warrior by Zoe Archer is that combination. Set in the late 1800’s, Warrior is the first book in the Blades of the Rose series. Captain Gabriel Huntley has retired from the army after years in India and returned to England to find a job, a wife and start a family. As he leaves the ship he goes to the aid of a man being attacked by several other men. Even though they beat off the attackers the man is mortally wounded and as he is dying he asked Gabe to go to Outer Mongolia to finish his mission. There he meets Thalia Burgess who is like no woman he has every met before and learns of her mission to protect a magic artifact. The two clash but have to work together to keep the world safe from The Heirs, people who would use the magic to gain world domination.
Warrior has a good plot that flows seamlessly, well-developed characters, great dialog, magic that makes sense in the context of the story as well as an interesting historical background about a place most of us know little about. The next two books in the series, Scoundrel, Rebel are already out and the third Stranger, will be released in December. I will be adding all three to my library in the near future.
Zebra Books published Warrior by Zoe Archer in 2010.
I think purchased Warrior from Amazon.