Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in the service of a lazy step-uncle, Chel no longer dreams of glory – he dreams of going home.
When invaders throw the kingdom into turmoil, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos: if he escorts a stranded prince to safety, Chel will be released from his oath.
All he has to do is drag the brat from one side of the country to the other, through war and wilderness, chased all the way by ruthless assassins.
With killers on your trail, you need killers watching your back. You need the Black Hawk Company – mercenaries, fighters without equal, a squabbling, scrapping pack of rogues.
Prepare to join the Black Hawks.
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I am happy to report that at times this book had me in stitches. This was your stereotypical fantasy, band of misfits, heroes and villains, underdogs, kings and princes, evil plots, royal clashes and then the humor.
The humor is key to this book to making it stand apart. I loved the prince and his personality and he was probably my favorite and had the best character development out of everyone, but I really enjoyed the mix of characters.
Chel made for a great protagonist and I loved reading his adventures and cheering him on.
I also want to say that I love the typical formula for fantasy books, so this was a real win for me. But I also love new things, so don’t worry about that lol but sometimes it’s nice to go back to something familiar, and this felt as if I had always known these characters, a win in my books.
Also, I’m going to share my favorite quote so you all can understand the hilarity of this.
Shepherd’s tits, imagine their children! They’ll need breathing lessons!”
I pretty much died laughing and my soul stayed behind to write this lol.
But. This is a truly solid start to a good fantasy series and I cannot wait for the next book!
Thanks to Harper Voyager and Netgalley for an eARC Of this in exchange for my honest opinion.