December 16, 2012

Tour Stop Review: The Mercenary's Marriage by Rachel Rossano

Series: Stand-alone
Format: ARC 
Release Date: May 26, 2006
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords 

Trained as a mercenary soldier, Darius Laris was a man of decisive action. He was also a man of compassion. Seeing a young slave woman about to become the spoils of war, he claimed her for his own. Marrying her before God and king, he made her a free and respectable soldier's wife. Brice Ashlyn was born a slave. Abused and beaten, she learned quickly to avoid being noticed and to stay away from men. When her master's walls fell to enemy forces, she ran, but not fast enough. In Darius' offer she found deliverance, but experience had taught her to fear power such as his. Could she trust in his protection, or had she traded one form of slavery for another?

THE MERCENARY'S MARRIAGE by Rachel Rossano is a sweet medieval love story with Kings and errant knights fighting in the name of honor and family. This is a short romance story, only at 112 pages, about a mercenary named Darius and Brice, a whipping slave. This novella is a clean and very poignant tale about love and hope, I liken Darius to a fairy-tale knight, valiant, brave and noble. He's very loyal to his King which earned him high praise and respect from his liege. Brice being a whipping slave, is very skittish and a skeptic when it comes to Darius' intent. The fact that Darius staked his claim by marrying her in order to save her from his fellow mercenaries is astounding to Brice who haven't really experienced a lot of kindness in her life. The emotional journey that these two went through was very easy and pleasant to follow and the story is like that of King Arthur and his knights, very moral and fanciful. A good book to help pass the time.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing my book. :) I am glad you enjoyed it.


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