When Aldan and Srilani return the heir safely home, they are greeted with coldness and suspicion.
Rumors plague Srilani as she resumes her First Princess duties. Friends are few, and intrigue is around every corner. Who betrayed them before their abduction? Who is plotting treachery now?
Enemies are everywhere, and Aldan desperately...more
As soon as I finished book 1 (Mardan’s Mark), I immediately started reading this book, and read the whole thing in one sitting because I couldn’t stop. I finished it the same day as the first, and ended up staying up until midnight to do so, and I have zero regrets! (Okay. I have one. Which is that I don’t have the next book yet and I got smacked with a delicious cliffhanger! Aahh!)
This one is much shorter than the first one, but so, SO good! ...more
Aldan and Srilani have returned from their harrowing adventure and now have to take on royalty, naysayers, and hidden enemies. Aldan must convince people of his true identity, and Sirlani struggles to get her family to believe where her h ...more
I have been waiting SO LONG for the sequel to Mardan’s Mark and I am so thankful that the wait is finally over! I was so excited and blessed to be on the author’s team of early readers again. Our story picks up right where we left our characters, at the tail end of the journey back to the northern kingdom. Aldan hopes not only to gain support from King Terson in taking back ...more
When they managed to escape, it was with Aldan and his two brothers and the four royals. The First Princess was a fighter. While returning to their home a missive was bought by two messengers. Some very dear f ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed Marden’s Mark as well the two companion novellas, The Pirate’s Wager and The Healer’s Curse.
Marden’s Heir was a tight read that was well-paced and added some great political intrigue.
The characters in this series are a diverse cast with interesting personalities, no flat, cliched characters here; Srilani and Aldan are a strong protagonists and their siblings, Srilani’s biological siblings and Aldan’s “brothers” are fun characters. They remind me of a litt ...more
Start with Mardan's Mark. You won't be disappointed. With authors like Kathrese McKee, I'm learning to love YA adventure. What a rush!
I got to read Marden's Heir in advance of publication.
This book takes a little bit to get going, but once it does, it takes off! I was so worried for all the characters, and that ending! Eep! I need the next book!
This book is everything adventurous fantasy should be. If you are looking for adventure, you'll definitely want to pick up this series!
Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer. Then, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, writ ...more