Friday, September 20, 2013

Review: The King's Guard by Rae Carson

Publication Date: July 30th 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 111
Series: Fire and Thorns 0.7
Source: Purchased

At fifteen years old, Hector is the youngest squire in the most elite military force in the country. And his first day is disastrous. Everyone assumes the only reason he was recruited is his close personal association with King Alejandro, not because he's really earned it.

But Alejandro needs Hector for a secret mission, one that gives him the chance to prove to everyone—including himself—that he is worthy to be a Royal Guard. Hector must break into the ancient Fortress of Wind to retrieve something so important that the kingdom's future depends on it. What Hector finds in the fortress will stretch his bond of friendship with his king near to breaking. And it will prepare him to become the fearsome warrior and lord commander Elisa will never let go.

A riveting prequel to Rae Carson's epic and acclaimed Fire and Thorns series.

You don't want to miss this novella. Why? well it's from Hector's perspective... do I need to tell more?

Seriously if you are a fan of Hector, read it now because this is a sneak peek inside of Hector's life before he became the royal guard. Also in this novella you will learn a secret about the royal family that I'm sure it may be a shock for some of you. As for me, it's not that big of a shock since I don't have any expectation about Alejandro. I don't feel any sympathy, none whatsoever, he's just a coward king and I'm so glad that he's gone from Elisa's life.

And for those who are not a fangirl over Hector yet, I'm sure this novella will make you fall in love with him.  He's noble and his loyalty to his king and queen is admirable. Hector is just fifteen in this novel so you can see some of his little childish like the way he can't keep his mouth shut and speaks whatever he thinks in his mind. He can't hide his emotions yet but you will see that after this little adventure how mature he has became and how it has made him into such a wonderful/fearsome caption of the royal guard. Such a match for Queen Elisa. Just perfect =)

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