ARC Review: The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken

Title:  The Princess Knight

Author: G.A. Aiken

Series: The Scarred Earth Saga #2

Genre: Fantasy

Format: ARC eBook

Pages: 352

Date Read: August 13, 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

Gemma Smith dedicated her life to battle and the God Morthwyl. When her sister becomes the prophesied queen she gives it all up to help her, because family is everything. Now two years later they are still fighting against their sister Beatrix but now a new enemy has arrived and he is determined to wipe out all religious orders.  

I just can’t get enough of G.A. Aiken’s books. Her worlds are always fascinating, the characters are amazing, and the battles are always great! I couldn’t put this book down once I started and I am very sad that I am going to have to wait another year for the next book. 

Gemma is a War Monk, which means she loves to fight and destroy her enemies. Oh, and she can raise the dead to use against her enemies. Her abilities are fascinating and I wish we could have seen more of them in this book. While Gemma wasn’t as fun as Keeley, I still really enjoyed her and her sense of humor. 

Quinn is the crazy one of his family. He frequently does everything to rile people up and get into fights. I quite enjoyed his antics. Much like the first book, the romance is very minor in this book but you can still feel the current of it throughout the book. I think Quinn was the perfect person, well centaur, for Gemma because he is just as crazy as she is. He understands her moods and reactions better than anyone. I really enjoyed these two and hope they appear more in future books. 

The progression of the storyline really ramped up in this book. We meet the other king’s son, Cyrus the Honored, and find out just how crazy he really is. The true evil of Beatrix has been uncovered. And we have the dragons finally come into play. I am very excited to see Aiken finally merging the Dragon Kin series with this one. I knew it was going to happen when I realized this series was set in the same world so I am excited to see where book three will take us. 

Also the side characters in this book were great! I loved all the different religious factions and their abilities. I am especially interested in finding out more about the Blood Warlock and the Abbess Hurik because both were fascinating. Also we meet the next oldest sibling of the Smiths, Ainsley, who is quite deadly with a bow. I can’t wait to read her book. 

Overall, this was a great sequel and I can’t wait to see where this world is going to go. 

*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*


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Previous books in the series:

  1. The Blacksmith Queen

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