She Walks in Power
by MaryLu Tyndall
Series: Protectors of the Spear #1
Published by Ransom Press
Publication Date September 2, 2016
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Setting: England Middle Ages - 400 to 1600
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
From Award-Winning Author, MaryLu Tyndall, comes an exciting Medieval Romance surrounding the Spear of Destiny!
Alexia D'Clere didn't ask to be Protector of the Spear, but after her dying mother gave her the tiny metal object and made her promise to keep it safe, she had no choice. Orphaned at age eight, she began to take over the running of her parent's castle with the help of a trusted steward. Yet, when a plot to murder her was revealed, a friar whisked her away to live hidden in the forest. There, she learned to shoot expertly with bow and arrow and hone her skills to see into the spirit realm.
Now, at eighteen, Alexia continues to keep the Spear protected, provide meat for the starving village, while secretly caring for her ill sister who still lives in the castle. With Alexia's powers of spiritual discernment and her skill as an archer, she is no match for those who come for the spear. That is until she meets Ronar LePeine, one of the King's elite guard.
Ronar desires nothing more than to do his duty to God and King and pay penance for past sins. Yet a forest sprite with red, flaming hair blocks his every move, all the while enchanting him like no other. Something evil lurks at Castle Luxley, and both Ronar and Alexia are soon thrust into the middle of a spiritual battle which will not only test their very beliefs, but put them both in mortal danger.
Amazon Categories >Medieval Romance >Inspirational Romance >Medieval Fantasy >Historical Romance >Romantic Suspense >Christian Romance >Clean Romance
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She Walks in Power is a fascinating blend of adventure, romance, and spiritual warfare with a Robin Hood flair.
As Protector of the Spear, Alexia has honed her archery skills to the point she is able to shoot and pretty much never miss. Although she has been trained well in the Scriptures and has the gift of discerning of spirits, when her emotions control her, she becomes blind to things that she should have seen. Unfortunately for her, though fortunately for us so we have an interesting story, her emotions do lead her more than they should and she manages to make a few mistakes with far-reaching consequences.
Ronar is very interesting. The sins of his youth and the guilt he carries as a result lead him to live a life of seeking atonement. He has even named his horse Penance, most likely as a constant reminder of his life’s aim. He is confounded when he meets Alexia, having never met anyone quite like her. He is appalled when he learns that Alexia actually knows Scripture. The things that she quotes and believes have him calling her a heretic. I love how he was so torn between doing his duty for the king and protecting Alexia.
There are mysteries surrounding both these characters and as Ronar seeks the very spear Alexia is entrusted to protect, I was kept guessing and was surprised at the revelations made. There were some twists and I didn’t expect the story to end as it did and yet in reflecting back, it was better than my imagined ending.
Spiritual truths season this story and the realities of spiritual warfare are portrayed in a dramatic way. Not in a scary Frank Peretti way, though. Whew!
The ending was complete enough to be satisfying and yet had plenty of hints that there is more to come. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series which will release soon, probably July from what I have heard.
I won’t say the story was perfect. A few things were improbable and one even quite impossible. However, this is fiction intended for enjoyment and I did enjoy it very much!
If you like high adventure in your stories, with sword fights, dramatic escapes, and characters seeking after God, this is a must-read.