Aspatria by John C Adams
One is an inexperienced queen anxious to protect her country from invasion.
The other is the most powerful man in the world.
Together, they will make their common enemy pay.
Forced onto the throne by the death of all her male relatives, eighteen-year-old Dextra must learn to put the people of Aspatria first. Grief at the loss of her family collides with a desperate wish to marry for love rather than merely to build an international strategic alliance.
Gortah van Murkar has ruled his country since the Eirans killed all his older brothers and his father when he was just fourteen years old. Despite many victories since then, he has never completely vanquished this deadly foe. Meeting Dextra offers him the chance to avenge the death of his family and hers.
Aspatria begins an epic fantasy trilogy set in a world inspired by Anglo-Saxon culture and history, in which a young queen and her powerful neighbour must fight for justice for their families and to safeguard their people.
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A memorable, mind-bending, and emotionally-driven fantasy romance novel, author John C. Adams's novel “Aspatria” is a must-read epic fantasy. The readers will be instantly drawn in by the gritty and brutal war that opens up the novel, and be drawn in as the romance and emotions between Dextra and the men hoping to win her heart play out on the pages, creating engaging and entertaining drama that is impossible to put down.
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An immersive reading experience – and impressive world building.
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