Lady Hotspur

Tor. Jan. 2020. 592p. ISBN 9780765392497. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765392510. FANTASY
The Lady Knights of Aremoria know their true strength is in their bond, protecting the heir and prince, Banna Mora. Yet when the king is overthrown and a new regime begins, lady knight Hal Bolingbrooke becomes prince, and must find a new path as heir. However, Hal was never one to lead, and her womanizing, drunken ways lead her to her own Throne of Misrule, setting her up for failure. As for Banna Mora, she is cast off and kidnapped by the forces of Innis Lear, where her family originated. Bitterness, vengeance, and uncertain prophecy set the two princes on opposite sides, with Lady Hotspur Persy in between. Within Lady Hotspur’s conviction and heart lies the answer to the future of all three women—along with Innis Lear and Aremoria.
VERDICT While this novel is not a direct sequel to Gratton’s Queens of Innis Lear, the character stories and references from the previous novel will delight the author’s longtime readers. The wondrous worldbuilding, strong female leads, and plot filled with regicide, regrets, prophecies, and magic create an intricate and layered story of honor, family, and love.

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