Title: The Promise
Author: D.D. Chant
Genre: Young Adult Historical
Personal Rating: 3 stars
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About the Book:
I wish to tell you a tale that began with a promise destined to change the lives of many.
When only a child, Lady Adele of Berron lost her family during a dreadful battle and was betrothed to a stranger.
Lord Rafe of Valrek, only a boy himself when the battle of Calis raged, grew to be a feared warrior and trusted advisor to his King. But sadness filled his past and Adele served only to remind him of all he had lost.
However the promise that bound these two together caused great anger to some.
What, Dear Reader, happened in those days of treachery and darkness? Incline your ear that I may whisper the secrets that you so desire to hear......
I chose to read this book as I do enjoy historical fiction and the author had contacted me for a review. I was intrigued by the summary and agreed to read for review.
This book is not a quick read in that the language is different because of the time period. It did prove to be a little difficult at times for me, as it definitely was not fluff. As soon as I got used to the language, it became a quicker read.
Adele is a very interesting girl and my favorite character. While she has supposedly been sheltered while being raised, as the story goes on this proves to be wrong. Eda and Rafe do not like each other at all. Adele tries to bridge the gap between the two. She is definitely smart and sweet.
I liked the trip that Adele, Eda, and Rafe take back to Rafe’s village. It is through this trip that we learn quite a bit about the characters and who they really are. There is a little bit of suspense with the characters outside of these three following along on the trip. What a great story!
This book is recommended for those who have read historical fiction and enjoy young adult. There is the hint of romance and suspense, but not a lot. This book is definitely not recommended for those who have not read anything in historical fiction portraying the language of a different time period.