Friday, June 13, 2014
Review: Solomon's Bride
Solomon's Bride is the dramatic sequel to The Grip of God. Sofia, the heroine, a former princess from Kievan Rus' was enslaved by a Mongol nobleman and then taken as a concubine by the leader of the Mongol invasions, Batu Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan. Now, having fled the Mongols with a price on her head, Sofia escapes into Persia and what she believes will be safety, only to fall into the clutches of the Assassins, who seek to disrupt the Mongol empire. In a world at war, both outer and inner, the second phase of her adventures unfolds. Can she ever find safe haven, much less the lost love and family that was almost destroyed by the Mongols?
The novel is available both in paperback and Kindle versions and through your local bookstore by special order. The second book, Solomon's Bride, is out now and the third in the trilogy, Consolamentum, will be released soon.
I really enjoyed the first book and the story of Sofia. (my review of The Grip of God) I cannot begin to describe how amazing this story keeps getting! Sofia continues to be such an intriguing and enchanting character. Is she perfect? Nope, but she's interesting and fun to read.
Rebecca Hazell's writing is so good it's practically intoxicating! I could not put this down as I wanted to stay emerged in this beautifully written world that she's brought to life! Sofia goes through so much, yet still keeps going and pushing forward. She knows what she has to do and does it no matter the price.
This isn't one that you can pick up and read independently. I do recommend that you pick up a copy of The Grip of God first. Trust me it's totally worth it! This is a great series! A wonderful dose of historical fiction with just the right amount of romance to satisfy!
Read my post from last month with a GREAT guest post from Rebecca!