Man I loved this book! “The Emperor's Arrow” is an amazing book and I couldn’t put it down, it took me a day to finish it. It kind of reminded me of another book I read called “Empress Game” but it’s a little different. The plot in “The Emperor's Arrow” was clear and the action scenes were just phenomenal. When Emperor Galen calls out the word for a girl from each part of their kingdom to come and compete in games to be his wife, Evony does not appreciate it. It isn’t till later when she realizes that something else is going on and it will not only change her life but protect the kingdom or bring everything to a fiery end.
Evony cracked me up, she’s a great warrior and very good at what she does, mainly with a bow and arrow. She also takes loyalty and oaths very seriously.
Galen was an interesting person too. Most believe that he is cruel and cares about nothing but himself, but that doesn't even come close to who he is. Galen has a brain and really cares about his people. His relationship with Evony develops from Evony hating him into something else that is really great.
I highly recommend “The Emperor's Arrow”.
Grand Prize Winner of Harlequin's 2015 So You Think You Can Write contestDebut author Lauren D.M. Smith delivers an epic fantasy romance in this soaring tale of a kickass warrior and the emperor she's honor-bound to defendThe bride candidates have been summoned. Their numbers are many, yet only one is an Amazzi warrior. Only one would give her life to protect him.Evony of Aureline, warrior of her people, has no intention of becoming a hideous old man's bride. Though her people have sworn their loyalty to the legendary emperor Galen, Evony knows little of courts and intrigue. It's simply not her world.Yet it's on the palace training grounds where Evony's archery skills gain her the respect of soldiers and legates alike. The emperor himself takes notice of the beautiful, ruthless warrior. In turn, the young, steely eyed Galen is nothing at all what Evony expected.This man could very well conquer her heart. But does he feel the same?As the rivalry among the remaining bride candidates intensifies and the plot for the throne unfolds, Evony must make a grave choice: fulfill her destiny and protect her people or follow her heart and pursue true love.Either way, the honor of the Amazzi people and the future of the empire now rests with Evony of Aureline. For she is the Emperor's Arrow.This book is approximately 85,000 words