Title: The Warrior Maiden
Series: Hagenheim #9
Author’s Name: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: YA Histrical Romance
Page Count: 320 Pages
ISBN: 0718074777 (ISBN13: 9780718074777)
Author or Book Website: http://melaniedickerson.com/
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Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Mulan isn’t afraid to pretend to be a son and assume her father’s soldier duties in war. But what happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret?
Mulan is trying to resign herself to marrying the village butcher for the good of her family, but her adventurous spirit just can’t stand the thought. At the last minute, she pretends to be the son her father never had, assumes his duties as a soldier, and rides off to join the fight to protect the castle of her liege lord’s ally from the besieging Teutonic Knights.
Wolfgang and his brother Steffan leave Hagenheim with several other soldiers to help their father’s ally in Poland. When they arrive, Wolfgang is exasperated by the young soldier Mikolai who seems to either always be one step away from disaster… or showing Wolfgang up in embarrassing ways.
When Wolfgang discovers his former rival and reluctant friend Mikolai is actually a girl, he is determined to protect her. But battle is a dangerous place where anything can happen — and usually does.
When Mulan receives word that her mother has been accused of practicing witchcraft through her healing herbs and skills, Mulan’s only thought is of defending her. Will she be able to trust Wolfgang to help? Or will sacrificing her own life be the only way to save her mother?
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is a Mulan retelling and it was nothing like I thought it was going to be. I understand that idea behind it, but when I actually read the book there was so much more to this new spin on the tale. The location was somewhere else and there is so much going on that it is so hard to put in to words. The the matter that happens with her mother and being discovered by the duke’s son after everything that took place. I don’t want to tell too much since is a over the top crazy read.
My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars