by Kim Iverson Headlee
GENRE: Historical Fantasy Romance
The gauntlet is thrown. One must die. Refusal is not an option.
Arthur the High King of Breatein has fallen captive of a longtime enemy, the Saxon warrior-princess Camilla, who lusts to avenge the death of her betrothed at Gyan’s hands and will stop at nothing, even the black arts, to achieve her goal. Because Gyan and Arthur have grown estranged, she fears that Arthur may side with Camilla and make her his new queen.
To meet Camilla’s challenge, Gyan must face all her demons—public as well as private.
The guard drew a long breath. “Your Majesty, it is time.”
Time to face all my demons, private as well as public.
At her nod, he returned to his post outside—a mite reluctantly, she observed.
“Any last advice?” she asked Merlin at the tent’s entrance. She barked a mirthless laugh. “How does one fight a demon?”
“You must not forget your shield.”
She felt her eyebrows rise. “You know I am no novice warrior.”
“I am not talking of wood and metal, Your Majesty.”
I’ll make this one short and sweet, like the book. Yes, the book was only about 17 pages but boy does it pack a punch. And this from someone who doesn’t read fantasy books let alone a historical fantasy romance book. Oh yes, there is a romance and its second chance romance to boot. 🙂
What drew me to the book was the medieval tone from the blurb and I can’t resist when my heroine literally fights for her man. Not only does she fight for her people but she is fighting for the love and reconnection with her king…her husband. The fight scenes are well crafted and drew me into the story even more.
Did I mention that there might be a demon or two? I didn’t, well you need to the book to find out more. I definitely need to revisit this world soon. Well crafted and great characters that I immediately liked and rooted for. Again, short and sweet but most definitely to the point. Don’t miss it. You won’t be sorry.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.
Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Babushka escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.
For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels clamoring for attention. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original editions of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and Liberty (writing as Kimberly Iverson, HQN Books, Harlequin).
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE – http://www.amazon.com/Kim-Headlee/e/B001KE2LK2
This book will be offered FREE on Kindle Oct 27-28
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YOUTUBE CHANNEL – http://www.youtube.com/user/gyanhumara
YouTube video interview 2013 – http://youtu.be/DV5iKrEIROk
YouTube video interview 2015 – https://youtu.be/UcjvCJ-TjN8
Excerpt from the graphic novel of The Challenge by Kim Iverson Headlee, forthcoming in full color Kindle and paperback editions. Art and storyboard copyright 2015 by Wendy Carey.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Kim will be awarding an autographed print copy of DAWNFLIGHT to a randomly drawn winner (US Only) via rafflecopter during the tour, and a set of autographed note cards from The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles to a randomly drawn (International) host.
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3 thoughts on “Review of The Challenge (The Dragons Dove Chronicles) by Kim Iverson Headlee w/a rafflecopter giveaway!”
Very nice short review – thanks for the spotlight on this book!
Thank you so much for your short & sweet — and altogether lovely! — review of THE CHALLENGE!
All my warmest wishes,
Stories make us greater.
Thanks for hosting 🙂