KNIGHT OF GLORY
Book 2 of the Kingdom of Arnhem series
Desert Breeze Publishing
Medieval Fantasy Romance
Rating: 4 Cups
Jenanna is a magic-less mage who was thrown out of her homeland. She meets with two knights and a squire on a mission and joins the band searching for good in times of evil. Eventually she becomes an emissary to help other kingdoms join in the battle.
During a lull in the ongoing war between Arnhem and the villainous Speicans, Sir Geoffrey, is told to start looking for a bride, especially one to help build coalitions to fight the Speicans. Having met one, Celestia, he must leave on a quest for his Queen. It is on this mission he meets the brave and headstrong Jenanna.
Geoffrey does not want to leave his newly found lady, Celestia, but knows the importance of his quest and is torn between his many obligations. Will he be able to protect the gentile Celestia and fight with his friends, including Jenanna, for his homeland, or will treachery and trickery destroy all he cares about.
Knight of Glory is a really good adventure story, but the romance is very much in the background, and I felt Jenanna and Geoffrey waited too long for the other to fess up. Beyond that though, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to seeing how the next phase of the war goes. From dwarves to kings to mages, this book has almost every fantasy character available. Betrayers, liars, and spies round out the list of characters. The battles are interesting and the search for power is fascinating. The dialogue is good, and the lead up to the next book in the series is well done.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance and More