Hard to Fight

Tales of the Citadel Book 51

The Story:

Brenn has spent her life being quiet and avoiding the attention of her psychopathic emperor of a father. He keeps her close and endangers anyone who gets near to her. When an opportunity to use her talent for architecture arises, she takes it. Will this endeavor give her the freedom she needs? Will she be able to get out from under her father’s thumb? Will she find love with the man who hire her?


This is part of Ms. Grace’s “Tales of the Citadel” series and its book number 51 but that doesn’t mean that you need to go out and find books one through fifty. The great thing about Ms. Grace’s writing is that she gives you just enough background so that you know what’s going on, but not so much that if you’ve read the other books, you’d be bored. So you can read them out of order and willy-nilly.

One of the things that I really liked about this book was the determination of Brenn. In the beginning her life isn’t that great and you get the sense of depression from her. But’s she’s still strong. All of Ms. Grace’s heroines are strong, which is another great thing. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have moments of weakness and Brenn’s life is anything but good, especially with her living with her dad.

When Brenn meets Dret things change, and there is a new side to her which the reader can see. She is open and the characterization of her changes. Ms. Grace does a great job of making Brenn a fully rounded character and you can’t help but fall in love with her or with Dret.

If you haven’t read any of the “Tale of the Citadel” then I highly suggest that you do. What are you waiting for? Do it!

Book Blurb for Hard to Fight

Brenn has spent her life being quiet and avoiding the attention of her father, the psychopathic emperor. He keeps her close and anyone who befriends her is in immediate danger.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2016 4.00