Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Review: Dragon's Knight by Catherine Archer

Dragon's Knight (Harlequin Historical)
Dragon's Knight (Harlequin Historical) by Catherine Archer
Genre: Romance

Pages: 297
Acquired: 2001?
Book of Your Shelf? Yes
Why I have it: Part of large collection received as gift
Series: Brotherhood of the Dragon Book 2

Aislynn Greatham's brother has gone missing. He left many weeks ago on a strange mission and no one has heard word from him since. Desparate to find him Aislynn writes to one of his best friends , Jarrod Maxwell, to see if he would be willing to help. The two of them, along with a family knight for chaperone, strike out on the slimmest of clues to try and find where her brother has gone.

Aislynn Greatham is a "typical" medieval daughter to me. Obedient to her father in just about everything. Betrothed and happy about it for a political reason. She didn't seem to have much to her at first. She never really has too much more to her character, but a hidden strength and love for her family is revealed as she travels with Jarrod to find her brother.

Jarrod Maxwell has a grudge against the world. An illigitimate child of a noble and a war camp follower, he feels that the world does not accept him and that he has no place, other than that of friend to Aislynn's brother. He jumps at the chance to help his best friend and tries his best to deal with the sister that has been sent along with him. Jarrod was a fantastic character. He grows and develops with every page. He changes from a cold, hard man to a man that has learned to love and forgive by the end of the story.

The story seems to be a typical romance. Boy meets girl. Girl and boy don't like each other. Something dramatic happens and they fall in love.


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