Title: Heart of War (Lady & Knight Chronicles series #1)
Authors: C.L. Foster & E.R. Rada
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: June 6th, 2014
The Hundred Years War rages around Adalira Mortimer’s life and country, but she is not what is expected of a Lady; instead of dresses and tea, she dreams about weapons and war.
Bastian Kyros is not typical royalty. Being a warrior is in his blood, not paperwork and peace-keeping.
Tradition drives their families. She is expected to don her manners and win a worthy husband, and he is expected to drop his sword and do what’s right for the sake of his family’s name, land, and future.
Their chance meeting at the party of the season may offer them both the chance to find what they desire. Brought together by their longing for battle, their greatest fight may be in winning over their families and conquering their own pride.
A lull in battle does not mean there is peace. The greatest of wars are fought in the heart.
I had not read anything from these two authors previously and as I like to try out new authors this was a great time to do it.
I usually try not to read historical romances but this one just leapt at me and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it.
I really enjoyed Heart of War, I like romance novels and this had that extra bit too it. It had a roller coaster of emotions and it kept me interested.
The characters were all likeable, they were described well and the story flowed evenly at a pace that kept me wanting to read it.
I particularly liked Adalira she reminded me of myself, doing things girls really shouldn’t do but making sure she does it anyway regardless of what her parents say or do.
I am looking forward to reading the next instalment of the series.
CL is eclectic, geeky, positive, nature-loving and completely non-“normal” (just the way she likes to be). She has been a fan of literature since she was a small child and finally decided to take her dreams (both waking and sleeping!) and do something positive with them.
CL has lived all over the world and has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, minoring in Psychology and Forensics. Which means you don’t want to cross her because she knows how and where to hide a body so it’s never found! She proudly admits to hearing voices in her head, but at times, her characters’ impromptu visits can be rude and annoying. Thankfully, she has adequate patience for their shenanigans and can out ninja them any day of the week.
CL’s voice is boisterous, sassy, and not finished yet! Stay tuned!
E.R. Rada is a NY native who’s mind is in a constant battle with reality and fiction. He’s been penning his tales while expressing his inner most demons and heartfelt wishes since he was able to rhyme.
Poetry and fantasy are his weapons of choice as his inner-most wish to be a dragon-riding, sword-wielding warrior has yet to come to fruition. E.R. knows there is no time limit on greatness, so he continues to float on his constant state of flux; learning, growing, and improving as time goes on.
E.R. is a battle worn soldier who will quickly compare apples and oranges, simply because he’s told he can’t. Never one to conform, he embraces his nerdy/geek tendencies and is well known for creating new and interesting ways to do things (see: stubborn/the hard way). In doing things his own way, he has earned his way through life with plenty of battle scars, knowledge, and memories.