I've only read the "Warrior" from the series and I found this one a bit slower. It was terribly sweet though and there were more mushy scenes. It was a fun read and I think my favorite character from the series so far is Phantom.
Christian and Adara were good characters. Adara was a little too perfect for me. Her faith in Christian was sometimes unbelievable.
Fiercely devoted to her people and her land, Queen Adara refuses to let a power-mad usurper steal her crown. But the only way to protect what is hers is to seek out the man she married in childhood.
A proud, tormented warrior, Christian of Acre owes allegiance only to the mysterious Brotherhood-and has no wish to be king over anyone but himself. Now a bold and beautiful stranger has appeared in his rooms tempting him with an irresistible seduction and demanding he accompany her back to their kingdoms...or, at the very least, provide her with an heir to her throne. Though he cannot abandon the brave regal lady to her enemies, Christian dares not give in to his traitorous body's desires. Yet how can he deny the passion that is rightfully his and the ecstasy that awaits him in Adara's kiss?
A great read! I dare you not to fall in love with all the characters in this book. I read this in two days!
Part of the Brotherhood of the Sword series, Queen Adara fights to keep her crown from a usurper. The only way to do this is to seek out the man she married in childhood. Christian of Acre owes allegiance only to the Brotherhood and has no wish to be king of anything. But bound by his oaths to the Brotherhood, he cannot abandon the lady to her enemies. He just has to secure her kingdom while denying the allure of his wife. Its too bad his rightful desire for her is making his life extremely hard.
2nd in the Brotherhood of the Sword series, this story is about Christian of Acre. Christian has been given the nickname of Abbott due to his childhood background. He was left with monks by his parents when he was young.
Adara is the queen of her kingdom, Tagaria. At a very early age she was given in marriage to the Elgederion prince-regent whom was a boy himself. After the princes parents were killed many years later, the prince himself was rumored to be dead. Ardara does not believe this and decides to find her wayward husband (who doesnt know he is married) and drag him back home by the hair to resume his role of King. (Can you guess by now that Christian is that prince?)
Besides Christians relectance to leave his work with the brotherhood, and his desire to never love anyone, there are evil forces are out to insure that Christian does not take his place as king. Aradara finds a way to get to his heart and he manages to dodge the various assisination attempts coming their way. Secondary character Phantom is also back. He hides a tortured soul as well as his hidden connection to Christian. I cant wait for his story.
Christian's story (The Abbot) from the Brotherhood of the Sword series. The female lead is believable and sweet, and the ending, while tense and suspenseful, has a few downright funny moments that are a delightful surprise. Christian's story is unique, and shouldn't be missed.
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This is another installment in the Brotherhood of the Sword series. This time we get to see Christian of Acre discover his wife ( a bride he married in childhood) and fulfill his destiny. It is a touching and adventurous story. Once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down!
Queen Adara can only protect her crown by seeking out the man she married in childhood. A proud tormented warrior, Christian of Acre owes allegience only to the brotherhood, and has no wish to be king over anyone but himself. Now a bold and beautiful stranger is in his room, tempting him with an irrestible seduction and demanding he go back with her to her kingdom or at least give her an heir.