Welcome to my blog tour stop for Empire’s Hostage by Marian L. Thorpe. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
For fifteen months, the Empire and the northern people have been at war, but a truce is finally at hand. As part of this treaty, Lena, now a Guardswoman on the Wall, is asked to stand as a hostage, to go north to live and learn among the people of Linrathe. But not everyone there will welcome her. As Lena learns more of the history of both her land and the north, a new threat emerges, one that will test her loyalty to its limits, and in the end, demand a price she could not have envisioned.
I’m loving this series so far! I read book 1, Empire’s Daughter and thought it was great. So, when Empire’s Hostage showed up, I was excited to sign on. I love how Lena’s story is expanding. It made me excited to dive into this book. I do suggest reading these in order.
Much like in the first novel, Marian L. Thorpe is fabulous and weaving world building and character development in intriguing ways. This felt unique and creative. However, it does take a while to get into the action, so readers who enjoy world building will be happy, readers who don’t, might not be. I liked it!
When the action picks up, the book gets even better. I absolutely love the compelling ending (warning: cliff-hanger). The pacing is great and the story is satisfying.
Overall, I recommend checking this out. Be sure to read the books in order to get the full effect.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Not content with two careers as a research scientist and an educator, Marian L Thorpe decided to go back to what she’d always wanted to do and be a writer. Author of the alternative world medieval trilogy Empire’s Legacy, Marian also has published short stories and poetry. Her life-long interest in Roman and post-Roman European history informs her novels, while her avocations of landscape archaeology and birding provide background to her settings.
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