S and they spent plenty of time mooning over the physical perfection of the other Despite the action most of it feels ike a dramatic teen romance The hero is wounded at heart and freuently says things Politically Incorrect like he could not allow her to get close to his heart The major impediment to theirove is the fact that he is a commoner and she is royalty so he is constantly pulling away from her and reminding himself that she is unattainable I had a hard time describing what bothered me about the writing The closest I could get was there is no depth to it Everything is stated and accepted so easily An example is he kills the animal she has just forged a telepathic bond with After a few pages of anger at him she There are few books that completely sweep me away into their worlds and Beyond Varallan leave me thinking about them days after I ve read them In some cases I have to fight the urge to not pick it back up and read it immediately after I ve finished it Donna Hatch s ueen in Exile did just that as it held me captive the moment I opened the book and entered it s beautiful worldueen in Exile has everything Iove in a good fantasy book ore action romance forbidden ove a strong heroine who emulates everything I ove in a main character along with a dash of humor wit and suspense Donna weaved together the perfect blend of romance forbidden ove and the right amount of action that I couldn t put the book down and happily Dona Flor lost sleep over reading itNot only is the setting beautiful and vivid but the characters areively Jeniah is the beautiful Princess of Arden She has a hidden magic ability to blur which allows her to stay in her form and blend in or Rocker Babies Wear Jeans look different to thoseooking at her Gifted with a very rare bond with a mythical creature called a chayim who will be a source of guidance and strength for her Jeniah is destined for great things I really ove her character She has uickly become a favorite heroine of mine and she s a character I came to admire for her strength and wit Highly favored by his King and known for his strength Kai Darkwood was sent to Jeniah s kingdom to help them in time of war Upon arriving this Knight in shining armer sees what he thought was Jeniah in distress he kills the chayim not knowing it s rare ability Now forced into exile as war hits her kingdom and consumes everything she s ever had including her family Jeniah now finds her ife is in the hands of the dashing Knight Kai Darkwood Jeniah discovers Kai isn t a ruthless killer as she envisions all Knights to be and Kai who s Sono with Visits from the Seventh loyal and faithful to the customs of hisand finds the ability to Remarkable Creatures love again even though he knows a heir to the throne and a commoner can t marry What I reallyove about Kai and Jeniah s relationship is how it developed I felt it was real and not a forced or rushed one They both earn to trust and rely on each other and the end result is a breath taking ove story that Heroes Adrift (Hero, left me with a happy sigh at the end of their storyI reallyiked the cast of characters that make up Kai and Jeniah s guards and friends Kai s oldest friend Garhern brings the right amount of snark to the story as he had me Chuck and Danielle laughing outoud I really Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old liked the scenes with Garhern Jeniah and Kia as I felt that I was beinget in on the secrets both Kia and Garhern have closely guarded for years These two know how to dish it out to each other The action the characters the twists and a possible secondary Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs love interest made ueen in Exile come alive for me If you reooking to get swept away in a unforgettable Gray Bishop love story full of adventure suspense and sprinkled with a few hot boys with swords I highly recommend picking up this book Sophie I hope you enjoyed the use of your tagine ol Don t get me wrong I enjoyed reading it but only because I was in the mood for something totally cliche th. A maiden and he slays the beastDevastated by the oss of her chayim and fearing that her own magic is evil Jeniah doubts her destiny When an enemy invades Arden City they slaughter the people storm the castle and execute the entire royal family except the princess Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and.
At didn t reuire much brain power A big turn off for me for this book was that they were both impossibly beautiful Why do authors think we want to read about two perfect people falling in ove Completely unrelatable It wasn t a problem that he was radiating masculine beauty until I found out she was also ethereally beautifulI was smiling while I read it but in the same way that I try not to augh during the scene in Twilight where Edward is trying to stop sucking Bella s blood all while Emmett and Jasper are having a tribal fire dance in the background If that made any sense Fun typical easy read about a rather meaningless romance Sorry to those who oved it Second read September 2011 Enjoyed it as much this time around Donna s Fantasy novel is totally different than her Regency books Both are enjoyable and full of awesome characters I hope she write s in both genres First read May 2010 Donna Hatch is uickly becoming a favorite author of mine I ve read all her regencies and was excited to see what her fantasy world would be ike I wasn t disappointed it was clear that Hatch put a Noir lot of thought into creating her world of Arden and the surrounding countries as well as all the new and interesting creatures that roamed theand Princess Jeniah was very believable and consistent While her character did grow throughout the story I still felt Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are like she stayed true to herself she was just given opportunities to show her character throughout her trials Iiked that she was smart and could take care of herself and was also still vulnerable and wasn t afraid to get help I am definitely a fan of Kai Team Kai he was a great hero and I Gaffer loved watching him fall inove with Jeniah they had great chemistry together I really enjoyed their story I m pretty sure this is a stand alone novel which I Circumstantial Evidence liked It was nice entering their world and having some satisfactory conclusions at the end However it also would have been nice if it had been a trilogy and some things dragged out aittle either way it s a great read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good romantic fantasy Content Warning There is a Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers lot of war battle scenes and some violence Otherwise it s pretty clean Bookworm Rating 45Similar Books You May Enjoy I really really enjoyed this book It was a beautifully written fantasy romance with a clean romance that I justoved The touch of fantasy that was thrown in made it a great read for me It s pure escapism so that made it perfect for the mood I was in I l be ooking for by this author A well documented weakness of mine is a Hot Boy with Sword and what could possibly be better than a knight sent to help a neighboring kingdom prepare for a war The answer is nothing of course because that premise alone has me hooked Donna Hatch pens an absolutely delicious fantasy rich in setting and with a plot that will A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping leave you wondering what s coming around the next corner The journey that Kai and Jeniah take is one that removes Jeniah from the onlyand she s known into Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) literally foreign territory Her only companion is Kai who is bound by duty and completely closed off If youove romance as much as I do you may have grinned right there because et me tell you the reason the story kept me riveted is because of their developing relationship I do need to add that the mythology of the chayim created a nice plot element and enriched the fantasy aspect of the story Plus who doesn t ove a terrifying beastie My God Said, Ha!: A Memoir love for politics in fantasy stories is definitely satisfied as well because the intracacies of alliances torn apart and challenged is a main themeSo when you re in the mood to read about a princess a knight a perilous journey and that once in aifetime romance pick up Donna Hatch s ueen in Exile you l be ost in a fantasy world filled with adventure. The only hope for freeing her people from tyrannyOn the run and hunted by enemy soldiers Jeniah must place her On the Right Side of a Dream life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer Torn between embracing her destiny as ueen af Arden and herove for a mere knight she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyran.
This book is a favourite of mine because I am a sucker for a sweeping fantasy an epic romance and a ead female that goes from strength to strength ueen in Exile is a book I have re read several times now because I class it as one of my comfort books The plot flows effortlessly and the characters are engaging but beautifully complex Jeniah is a beautiful person inside and out and I will forever be in ove with Kai because I would Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II love a knight in shining armour Yes I know I m meant to be a strong independent woman so sue me to sweep me off my feet The battle isong and hard for both characters and the ending is hard fought for Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq literally and even the romance has to be fought for There s a message here that Iike to hold on to and that s that all the good stuff in Michelin Green Guide Normandy life is worth fighting for and it won t be won easily A charming romantic and fantastical novel that will entrance any reader Happy Birthday to me This was a book that I just got from a spoiling friend for my Birthday All I can ever say about Donna Hatch is that I LOVE HER I wish she wrote books weekly and I wish I could read them over and over for the first time Ioved this book I can finally say it againI LOVED A BOOK It s felt ike forever since I have wanted to endlessly read a book The main hearthrob Kai is everything you ever want in your eading man I even oved Jeniah They were so great together and I really ove it when an author actually ets them interact through the whole book It makes the story so much believable They had amazing chemistry and the story just flowedI ike the magic element even tho I think unless I pick up a romance novel I really don t want very much romance in my book If it is very very secondary I don t mind but if it s the main point of the story I m not interested I think I ve grown What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World less tolerant in this area than I ve been in the past It seemsike the romance here was a ittle too sickeningly sweet and I don t want that in my fantasy novelsThe characters just didn t do it for me here I might have been able to get past the romance if I had really iked the characters but I didn t connect with them Jeniah seemed The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War like a typical YA heroine who chaffed at the roles she was given There didn t seem to be anything par Iove romance and this was cute but the creatures I couldn t see them in my mind This book really should have been divided into three books to allow the princes to grow in character she has her Young all through the book and then suddenly grow up to get back her kingdom this would take some time of earning and although it was supposed to happen with her chayimOnly the chayim didn t tell her how Thought it would happen withthe wise women in Darbor but that didn t happen either One book is the happening developing characters and the over throw of the kingdom and to get her Darbor The second to have the King of Darbor teach her about Protocol and affairs of running a kingdom because in the book her father never et her in the council room to earn this and secretly under her disguise as Lady Illane she meets Aragaeth and his suspicion of her as the princess grows he would not know her at sight because she is young and being the adversary he would not have been invited to the kingdom of Arden And the developing of the romance with Kai and Aragaeth taking her as prisoner her character continues to growThe third book is the rescue and the alliance with Aragaeth and she shows her as ueen with wisdom and ready to fight to get her kingdom back with the alliance of the other kingdoms to over throw the adversary and win back her kingdom and the heart of Kai I felt that if the Author had time to grow this book it could have possibly become a great novel with movie rights I had a ot of problems with this story Both characters were gorgeou. Rumors of War hang over Princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden a and that shuns both magic and warfare Following a ifelong dream Jeniah forms a telepathic bond with a revered creature called a chayim who is prophesied to save her kingdom But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim he sees only a vicious monster about to devour.
Multi award winning author of than twenty best selling Regency Historical Romances Donna Hatch is a hopeful romantic and an adventurer at heart Each book she writes is filled with wit and heart and plenty of swoon worthy romance Donna sings plays the harp and loves to ballroom dance Her family including six children and two cats recently left their native Arizona for the Pacific coast