Series: Fate of Eyrinthia #3
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Romance, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Author
Also in this series: Royal Decoy, Royal Spy , Royal Captive
His to protect
When Vera broke Venn’s heart, he was shattered. When she was abducted by mercenaries, he vowed to tear Mortise apart to find her. Now, reunited, he is determined to keep her safe–and win back her heart. Of course, things are never that simple.
Hers to defend
Vera has regretted hurting Venn ever since that fateful night in Wexon, but finding the right time to tell him is proving difficult. Traveling with him to Duvan should give her the perfect opportunity, but things take an unexpected turn when they find young children abandoned near a roadside.
Theirs to save
Helping the children isn’t in question, but the detour leads Venn and Vera into the heart of a sinister mystery. The truth they fight to uncover could change everything in Eyrinthia–and may cost them their lives.
Shield & Blade is book 3.5 in the Fate of Eyrinthia YA fantasy romance series. It is best enjoyed after reading Royal Captive.
Note: This is a novella that takes place after the third book in a series that should be read in order. If you are new to this series, you can check out my review of book 1 here and my review of book 2 here
Shield & Blade is a novella in the young adult fantasy series, the Fate of Eyrinthia, by author Heather Frost. I think the Fate of Eyrinthia series is a total hidden gem that not enough people are reading. I love everything about this series, and I totally gobbled up this novella. It was great. Shield & Blade is best enjoyed after reading Royal Captive, which is book 3 of the series because this story is interwoven with certain events of the Royal Captive. I would not read this out of order.
This novella centers around Venn and Vera, two characters which I really love. Venn is the Princess’ bodyguard and Vera is the Princess’ maid. A lot is packed into this novella and I loved every second of their story. It made me want to go back and re-read the third book. I can’t wait for this series to be done so I can binge re-read the whole thing.
The Fate of Eyrinthia series is a hidden gem that I want to shout from the rooftops that more people should read. If you are a fan of fantasy, this is a series that you need in your life. I love it so much! If you are a fan of fantasies featuring great characters and romance, an interesting complex plot told in multiple perspectives, fantastic world building and plenty of awesome political intrigue, then this is a series you NEED to check out.