Friday, November 29, 2019

Hidden Rebel

A disguised warrior on a mission to save a dying kingdom,
but what if God more in mind?

Aria has left home with one goal. Find the weapon used to defeat the horde of the Black Knight and save what remains of her kingdom.

But things are not going as planned.

Hidden as a knight, she saves the young prince of the neighboring kingdom, and tales of her fighting prowess spread like a raging fire. Now within the castle walls of a foreign kingdom, a disguised young girl serves as her page and confidante. And the widower king and his enemies are taking notice of her. But the legendary weapon is nowhere to be found.

What is God doing?

Will Aria be able to save her home without losing her heart?

My thoughts: I like that this book stands alone well, especially since I haven't had the chance to read the whole series yet! The story has a lot going on with it than first meets the eye, and I enjoyed the journey that Aria has embarked on to try and save her people. That said, I did have a hard time really clicking with her, feeling like there could of been some way for me to feel more connected to her as a character. I did like that the story really stresses being lead by God, and especially looking for His guidance in difficult situations. I look forward to reading more of Michelle's books.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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About the Author:
Michelle Janene lives and works in Northern California, though most days she blissfully exists in the medieval creations of her mind. She is a devoted teacher, a dysfunctional housekeeper, and a dedicated writer. She released her first novella Mission: Mistaken Identity in the fall of 2015, God’s Rebel in 2016, Rebel’s Son in 2017, and has been published in several anthologies. She leads two critique groups and is the founder of Strong Tower Press—Indie solutions for indie authors.

More from Michelle
The main character of Hidden Rebel is a princess who is also a warrior. She needed to move between court and the battlefield with minimal issues. Aria also took the verse that women should not dress as men seriously. I wrote about a fighting skirt for her.

It appeared to be a pleated skirt with several long panels. Those panels weren’t sewn together other than at her hips. When Aria moved it was clear the skirt panels where over tight trousers and tall boots.

I thought about the skirt so much I created my own. I have worn it to local Renaissance Faires.

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  1. This sounds like a really good read. Pretty cover.

  2. Thank you for sharing your honest review. I enjoy medieval stories.

  3. So happy to have gotten to know about your book. Thanks so much for sharing.