About The Crown of Rosemund

Anduron, 1498

The king and queen are dead, murdered by one who will stop at nothing to rule. But the young princess—Rosemund—has survived, spirited deep into the forest by her parents’ most trusted advisor. There, she finds refuge in a small cottage and a new life, one in which she must play a role that will ensure her survival. Soldiers are combining the countryside, searching for the lost princess, and they will not rest until she is found—and executed.

Rosemund’s strength grows as she trains for battle and endures the hardships and dangers of peasant life. When chance brings Maxwell, a young man from the nearby village, into her life, Rose finds in him an ally and a friend. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, the time has come for Rose to reclaim her birthright, and in a court controlled by a vengeful new ruler, she must play a deadly game of politics in order to seize the throne that is rightfully hers.

My review

I can’t even imagine waking up one morning to find your parents had been killed in their sleep. But that’s what happens to Rosemund in the very first chapter of this book. I loved that she had an advisor to help her along the way, Jacob. The relationship between these two was one of my favorite things about this book. They become Grandfather and Grandson to each other as Rosemund hides to make sure she isn’t next to be killed.

Rosemund becomes Silas. And she is taught the art of defending herself. I loved these scenes, especially once Maxwell comes into the picture. A girl… or a guy can never have too many friends or people they trust. Maxwell becomes that, even though he has no idea that Silas is really Rosemund.

The author, Michele Ashman Bell, did such a great job with the plot of this one. I loved every bit of it, from the danger of the first day to hiding in the forest to the big wrapping up scenes. This book kept me wanting to know what would happen to Rosemund and if she would ever be who she was supposed to be.

Rosemund truly was a Warrior Queen.

I was sent a copy of The Crown of Rosemund as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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