ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 29, 2014
“Happily-ever-after isn’t guaranteed. Sometimes you have to fight for it.”
Through a twist of fate, Princess Gabrielle became First Knight of the King’s Elite Guard, a position always held by the second born male. She’s spent years proving to the Minsters of Faldaera she’s capable of leading the king’s Army.
When mythical creatures plague her kingdom, Rielle is sent to capture Captain Brody, the alleged culprit behind the attacks and the man who broke her heart four years ago.
Brody, Crown Prince of Delphine, is living in self-imposed exile, atoning for the sins of his father. But Fate has different plans for him. Tired, beaten down, and ready to give up on life, he is tossed into the path of the one person he would do anything for―Princess Gabrielle.
With a traitor in her ranks, and a mark on her head, Brody joins forces with Rielle, hoping to keep the woman he loves safe. Happily-ever-after is not guaranteed, and mythical creatures aren’t the only danger the couple face. As battles rage, Rielle has the chance to prove herself a capable leader, but will doing so cost her the love of her life?
4.5 out of 5 for this reader folks!
Once again Mary Waibel writes a whimsical, mythical, spin on a fairytale kind of story. The colours and creatures that she creates in this world were so vivid in my mind and it totally enhanced my reading pleasure! She stands out from other authors in that respect and now when I pick up a book she has written I prep myself to go on fun, captivating ride! I love that! 🙂
Different Kind of Knight by Mary Waibel is the third book of her Princess of Valendria series. I will say you can read this book as a stand alone, but I am funny about reading things in order, and if you skip reading the first two books, you would be depriving yourself of a couple of great stories. So I encourage you to check them out first!
Our leading lady, Princess Gabrielle (Rielle) is so easy to adore. She is a strong, capable woman who sets her mind to a task and goes after it with gusto! As a woman given the opportunity to lead the king’s army, she has no choice but to appear confident while inside we see a little vulnerability. Now she must battle and balance that confidence and vulnerability because she is tasked to capture a man that has been accused of attacking the kingdom … oh and he just so happens to be the man that broke her heart years ago.
Captain Brody (also a prince) is living in self exile. Just as he thinks that he has had enough of this life, in comes Rielle to stir the nest of unsaid feelings and questions and perhaps relights that spark that makes Brody want to hang in there a little while longer. He is handsome and also strong but weary of exile, and dealing with his daddy issues. Having Rielle back in his life makes him step back and realize that there is light in his dark world.
As these two embark on a journey full of magic, creatures, betrayal, love, duty, personal conflict and one heck of a mystery, they realize they are so much better with the other around. They are a true compliment to one another, never holding the other back from being who they need to be. But those feelings still linger and before they can determine if they should move forward, they need to survive the fight of their lives.
If you like a colourful world, with a power couple and a little magic here and there, I strongly recommend Mary Waibel’s novels. She keeps them fairly clean (I like my novels a little grittier), but I have to admit it’s refreshing now and then to read a great story with no smut. LOL
HAPPY READING! 🙂
3. Different Kind of Knight
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Rachel T.
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