Friday, April 26, 2013

A TWIST OF FATE ...


A young girl waits. Any moment her destiny will be revealed. She paces. Her mind races in several directions. I must be accepted. I must.

The heavy iron and wood planked door creaks open. The chancellor to the  king enters, carrying a scroll. He clears his throat and unravels the parchment. “By the decree of our illustrious King of Arnhem, Aislinn of Bairbhe will be indoctrinated as a page.” He rolls the parchment and eyes her suspiciously. “Your training starts at once. Now go to the stables.”

Aislinn’s face flushes bright red. She swallows hard and races out of the chamber. A smile etches her face, as for now she can honor the death of her treasured brother. Mother will be horror stricken, but I don’t care... this is what I want.

She arrives at the stables. Several pages immediately mock her. Prince Caelan glances toward her with disgust. Aislinn stands tall but only brushes up to their shoulders. She meets their eyes and doesn’t blink ...


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Years pass. Aislinn spars with the Prince and cuts him down. He meets her eye and a grin plays across his smooth, chiseled face. 

“Well done, Lady Knight.”

She beams and pulls him to his feet. He sweeps away the loose hair from her cheek, and locks eyes with her ... 





War with the Speicans is a constant threat ... Aislinn pledges herself to serving Arnhem and her king, but at what cost? Is she willing to give up everything for her love for Caelan?



WOMAN OF HONOR by Nicole Zoltack





The Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy: Woman of Honor, Knight of Glory, and Champion of Valor



Available from: DBP ~ Amazon ~ ARe ~ B&N



Such an interesting twist to this story. A lady Knight forced to chose between her love for a prince and the love of her country. What will she do? I know I’m intrigued. Aren’t you?

I’d like to take this time to thank all of you for dropping by so regularly. With only a few more intros left, I hope you enjoyed my spin on these amazing books and Thank you all for supporting these authors.

Tomorrow is Mysterious X marks the spot.. who will be featured. Tune in tomorrow to find out. See you then and have a great day!


24 comments:

  1. Thought it was going to be Nicole's book - and I was right! One of her many fantasy books.
    Good stuff, Michael.

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  2. Good post Michael,always a pleasure to visit.

    Yvonne.

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  3. I'm greatly enjoying your posts; some great introductions to some great books.

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  4. I have indeed enjoyed your intros to all these books. Can't wait to see X!

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  5. Awesome lead in, Michael! You did a beautiful job introducing this book.
    ~Summer

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  6. I love the idea of a lady knight. X is always an interesting post.

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  7. X marks the spot. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

    Writer In Transit

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  8. Love the concept of a lady knight, but then I am an old Xena fan!! Great job as always.

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  9. Tweeted and put the book on my TBR.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  10. Very nice way to showcase Nicole's book!

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  11. Stopping by to say hi on the A-Z Challenge!

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  12. I love reading about new kingdoms and faraway places!

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  13. I like the idea of a lady knight. Perfect intro!

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  14. A lady knight is an awesome idea. Congratulations to Nicole!

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  15. I, too, love the idea of a Lady Knight. I wonder what the feminine word for Chivalry is or if there is one?

    Excellent intro and huge congrats to Nicole!

    VR Barkowski

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  16. Awesome intro & awesome premise!

    Thanks for the birthday greetings. :) I was going to respond directly to the e-mail but thought a stop by for one of your fabulous intros would be more fun.

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  17. Love lady knights! They're fascinating characters.

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  18. Well, I most definitely have not been a regular, but I'm here now! This was fantastic. I'm not a huge fantasy reader, but I'm intrigued too! Hope you are well. I was thinking about you recently since it's been two years since we met. That was such fun! Writing and blogging have dropped on my to-do list as life has taken up too much of my time. Summer will be here soon! Christy

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  19. I definitely love the idea of a female knight. It sounds like a fun story.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Michael .. love the idea of the Lady Knight - and Nicole's take on Castle life .. I'd love to read her book .. so now I must make it happen - your posts will inspire me to buy.

    Congratulations to Nicole ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  21. I love a badass and Aislinn sounds right up there with some of my fave female warriors. Congrats to Nicole!

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