Sunday, 22 March 2015

Book Review: Dauntless

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From The Back:

Where Legend and History Collide,
One Young Woman Will Fight for the Innocent

Born a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father's failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village--a group that becomes known as "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest." Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.

Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he's forced to reexamine everything he's known.

My Reflections: 

Dauntless is a mix of young adult medieval romance combined with a Robin Hood flair of sorts. A exceptionally enjoyable read filled with romance (clean), adventure and a touch of mystery. 

Merry Ellison the strong lead character is thrust into the role of protector, after her father makes some unwise choices. Taking it upon herself to care for the orphaned children of her former village she does what she must to support her charges. Merry is not the soft feminine girly girl of this era she is tough and highly skilled, ready to fight for what she believes in, even if it means death....

Hidden in the thick forests the "Ghosts of Farthingale" prowl through the wood to take what they must to survive. When pursued by Timothy Grey, a cat and mouse chase ensues causing risks nobody wants to face. Merry has not set eyes on Timothy for years and although she knows he is trouble she can't decide which of her emotions to trust? Her love for the children or her conflicting feelings for Timothy?  Though action packed, this story also has a soft side, an emotionally charged drama unfolds in the backdrop of England.... 

A great book for the youth in your life I would say from the ages 12-20, although I quite enjoyed this book and I would rate it as a decent crossover novel. 
I felt comfortable enough to give it to my 12 year old to read. There is a good amount of romance involved in this book but it is all very clean and appropriate in my opinion. This book has everything you would expect form a YA novel, devotion, true love, angst, drama, faith struggles, adventure and a touch of mystery. 

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Graf-Martin communications. Thank you Graf-Martin!

The Author

  1. Dina L. Sleiman
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    Dina L. Sleiman

    Dina L. Sleiman holds an MA in professional writing from Regent University and a BA in communications with a minor in English from Oral Roberts University. Over the past eighteen years, she has had opportunities to teach college writing and literature, as well as...
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