The Princess Knight
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN
Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of bat ...more
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Review now posted 3/8/2020
When you pick up a G.A.Aiken/Shelly Laurenston book, you know two things for a certainty. One, you will get the most badass, kickass female characters and two, craziness will ensue in every shape, way or form. With multiple POVs, an abundance of quirky side characters and gory battles, this book was a ride and a half.
As this is an ARC I'm not sure what I can say and how I can explain without spoilers so bear with me. Gemma is a War Monk that has dedicated her li ...more
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The Princess Knight was a bloody good story but it wasn’t a great “love” story.
I could easily leave my review at that because I think it sums it up quite nicely.
But… I can’t help myself, and I probably need to explain my 5-star rating for a not great love story, so, here goes…
G.A. Aiken again proves her stuff writing such a thoroughly entertaining para/fantasy. The characters were strong, determined, obstinate, and extremely passionate about protecting and ...more
I don’t know if you know this but The Blacksmith Queen by G.A Aiken was by far one of THE most memorable book of 2019 for me.
Keeley (The Blacksmith Queen) was one of THE most unique badass heroine I have EVER come across and Gemma (Keeley’s sister) intrigued the hell out of me.
For those who don’t know, Gemma is a war monk (I think that title pretty much sums up what she does) and she has fascinated me. She has always been such an angry character and the ‘curious me’ always wante ...more
There is just so much to love:
🎔 amazing banter
🎔 unbelievably beautiful world-building
🎔 remarkable characters. Although this author is famous for character dumps, so many people to keep track of, I haven't had a problem with it yet.
🎔 so much humor... I can't begin to count the amount of times I laughed. The fact that I was able to bust a gut while the characters were slicing and dicing and decapitating people says it all.
I eas ...more
Gemma was so different from Keeley and yet I loved her every bit as much as I did Keeley. I actually appreciated the differences between them and that this was not a replica of book one but was totally original in every way. Yet both of these characters are tough heroines as in they know how to kick tail and never look back.
Quinn intrigued me from the beginning. I learned to ...more
In this sequel, Gemma, our war monk, is the main character but we also have chapters from Quinn and the author also includes perspectives from different characters along the way which was pretty nice and added another ...more
I was entertained, amused, engaged, and satisfied with the story and the characters.
In most (if not all) of G.A. Aiken's (and when she's writing Shelly Laurenston) series', there is one character that is over the top and slightly more insane than the rest of them.
Gemma is that character and this is her book.
She's dramatic, loyal, loud and somebody you want on your side when in trouble.
Her relationship with her Queen, (who also happens to be her sister) is what makes this story ...more
See there's this War Monk called Gemma who becomes a Princess and she goes on a mission with a Centaur because she thinks her evil younger sister is killing holy people for some nefarious purpose.
Oh, and there's Witches and Virgins and Assassins and a Truce Monk and a Blood Warlock and a Nun and two Queens (one of whom is really a Blacksmith) and Dwarves. Sorry, forgot the chainmail. And Gods, how could I forget the Gods?
If all that sounds intriguing then I think yo ...more
Enjoyed this one as much as the first in the series. When I read G.A. Aiken I know I’m going to get an action packed read with nonstop humour. And as always some amazing characters that are usually insane but so fun to read and get to know. This book actually takes place 2 years after the first one ended, which at first I was confused about but I get now that it was the best way to move the storyline where it needed to go. We focus mostly on Gemma, the War Monk sister to Keeley in th ...more
This is not a standalone book. You do need to read the first one to really know what's going on and what's motivating these characters as they wage war against some evil characters. The main focus is on a different couple, but the overall story continues from t ...more
This, the second book in the Scarred Earth Saga, centers around Gemma, sister to both the "Blacksmith Queen" Keeley, and to the evil queen, Beatrix. Gemma has been a "war monk" for most of her life, but when there is a choice between helping and protecting her family, (Keeley), or sta ...more
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Aiken does not disappoint with her follow up to The Blacksmith Queen. The Scarred Earth series is different from other fantasy romance series. Fantasy series tend to fall in 1 of 2 categories-
1) There is one main protagonist and the overall plot travels through the entire series. Or 2) Each book focuses on a different protagonist and we get a HEA even if the backgr ...more
I don't know how she does it but this author's books are consistently funny. I laugh for solid minutes at a time. I can't recommend her books enough. The Princess Knight was absolutely phenomenal. I loved it. It was funny, witty, banter filled, action packed, highly entertaining and so much more. I adored the characters and can't wait for more in this especially after the way it ended. I very highly recommend this book and series.
Copy provided by publisher through Net Galley
* An advanced reading copy was provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. *
It took me a while to finish this book. It's long, there are lots of characters with complex backgrounds and abilities and there are multiple points of view.
I was a little disappointed that the main character of this book was Gemma. Keeley was so amazing in the first book and I was really hoping this saga would be all about her. Her story continues and changes in this book b ...more
The Princess Knight is truly funny and constantly made me smile. It has a super interesting and unique cast of characters and I absolutely adore how each book focusses on a different sister, while still telling the overall story. The characters cover the whole fantasy spectrum, ranging from witches to blacksmiths.
Unfortunately, G.A. Aiken's wringing style takes away from the story. At tim ...more
I loved this book so much and I am really looking forward to the next one although I have zero idea when it will come out in the meantime I will read the dragon series that goes along with this one. I really loved the characters especially Gemma I liked that there was little romance although she had plenty of chemistry with Quinn from the start. I liked how this story went from POV to POV even going to the bad guys which helps ...more
Death is treated awfully lightly though. Some of the main characters, ones th ...more
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, Originally from Long Island, New York, lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Lauren ...more