From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a fresh reimagining of the classic Mulan tale.
“When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author
She knows women are expected to marry, cook, and have children, not go to war. Can she manage to stay alive, save her mother, and keep the handsome son of a duke from discovering her secret?
When Mulan takes her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life—and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death—or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher.
Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke’s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times—or showing him up in embarrassing ways.
From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be?
This fresh reimagining of the classic tale takes us to fifteenth-century Lithuania where both love and war challenge the strongest of hearts.
Genre: Historical Christian fiction, young adult, medieval fiction.
My Rating: 5 stars.
Recommendation: 15 up because of romance, and some slight violence.
My favorite character is: Wolfgang is my favorite of the brothers so far, and I loved seeing more about him especially his POV. He seemed the kindest of the brothers and the best at seeing his “love” interest as a love interest and was smart enough to know what he needed to do to protect her without letting her pull anything that could be bad for her which was a big plus, and made me like him even more.
My Verse for Wolfgang is Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (King James Version.)
My thoughts: Is it just that it has been a while since I read this series or is this the best book in the series? And I liked how there was more action with the main characters together. I only have two problems, and those are the facts that one: the beginning of the book was a little repetitive and two: that it wasn’t longer! I loved this so much, and I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!! ACK!!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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