When I heard Aldrea Alien was rereleasing her book, Dark One’s Mistress, I got super excited. Clara’s a fun character to read about and Aldrea has a great way of twisting the heart strings. Now it’s my great pleasure to present that book to all of you!
Here’s a bit about it:
For centuries, the people have lived under the protection of their so-called Dark Lord. Now, with news of his death reaching the quiet village of Everdark, rumour whispers that his son, Lucias, is hunting for a mistress to beget him an heir.
Clara doesn’t put much stock in village gossip, until she finds herself forcibly taken to the Lord’s fortress. Escape is not easy. She has no way out and, against a man with magic, little chance of fighting back. But the Lords are still men and the death of Lucias’ father is proof that they die just the same. And yet, if Lucias dies heirless, his army will be free to terrorise the land.
Such is the goal of Lenora of Ne’ermore, an old enemy and ex-prisoner of the kingdom. She is sending a man to slaughter Lucias and, to ensure there’s no chance of an heir, his mistress must die as well.
Caught between regaining her freedom or losing it for the good of the kingdom, Clara struggles to decide her path before certain death breaches the gates.
Egads, I do enjoy Aldrea’s stories. She’s an amazing author with some incredible tales. If you haven’t dived into her writing yet, this is a great place to start. I’m not scheduled for a review for this blog tour, but I’m throwing it out there.
This earned 5 stars from me. Clara is spunky. She’s not a push-over damsel in distress. She works hard to try to free herself. I’ve got to admire that in the girl. And then she goes and acts selflessly. And the sweet romance just makes the heart pitter-patter. I’m looking forward to the next book in the trilogy, and you can bet your buttons I’ll be picking it up and reading it as soon as I’m able to.
Mother. Animal lover. Vampire. Fangirl.
She grew up on a small farm out the back blocks of a place known as Wainuiomata alongside a menagerie of animals, who are all convinced they’re just as human as the next person (especially the cats). She spent a great deal of her childhood riding horses, whilst the rest of her time was consumed with reading every fantasy book she could get her hands on and concocting ideas about a little planet known as Thardrandia. This would prove to be the start of The Rogue King Saga as, come her twelfth year, she discovered there was a book inside her.
Aldrea now lives in Upper Hutt, on yet another small farm with a less hectic, but still egotistical, group of animals (cats will be cats). She still hasn’t yet found an off switch to give her an ounce of peace from the characters plaguing her mind, a list that grows bigger every year with all of them clamouring for her to tell their story first. It’s a lot of people for one head.
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Do you like spunky story heroines? Have you read this book yet? Why not?