The People’s Princess by Bernadette Rowley.
An Epic Romantic Fantasy!
Queenmakers Saga Book 9.
Book 9 of 9: Queenmakers Saga
A princess determined to be queen. A secret shifter favored by the king. Can they find their way back to love?
Alecia Zialni has returned from exile, resolved to fulfill her mission to be queen of Thorius. But the headstrong princess is now a mother and no longer has a respected place in Brightcastle.
Vard Anton has gained control of his bear, but will it be too late to convince Alecia to take him back? Now the King’s Blade, he has the power Alecia craves.
As they reconnect and discover the depth of their love is unchanged, Alecia’s political aspirations drive a wedge between them.
Can Alecia fight deceit and tradition to become the next queen of Thorius? And will Vard’s new status spell the end of their chance at love?
The People’s Princess is the thrilling ninth book in the Queenmakers Saga epic fantasy romance series. If you like strong heroines, sexy shifters, forbidden passion and political intrigue then you’ll adore Bernadette Rowley’s enchanting adventure. Buy The People’s Princess to fight for love today!
This book contains sex scenes and is intended for mature readers.
Review by NIC: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Alecia is back and making her move…
Oh to be back in this world again.
I have loved this series from book one and with each new book and couple and this book brings everyone back into one as the coming war looms nearer and nearer.
So many familiar faces and some events from previous books tie back in but from Alecia’s pov.
Alecia is a young woman who is consumed by grief and rage struggling through a sense of betrayal from her father. Alecia is finding her strength and taking action to ensure her own future and the direction it’s going to take. She’s assembling her inner circle and making her own alliances.
Her and Vard are still smoldering and explosive together. But now they are on the opposite sides. Vard is loyal and the right hand of the king. Alecia is questioning said king and her actions may be seen as traitorous.
I am eagerly awaiting the next book and for more of the ‘tension’. Plus I can’t wait to see where everyone ends up and what secrets come to light.
Review by Inghild Økland: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Captivating!
This was a captivating fantasy, full of mystery and wonder to keep turning the pages.
The setting, the court and the dead king, not knowing who could be trusted and how to prevail, was really interesting and exciting.
What hit me most perhaps was Alecia’s strong love for babies, not only her daughter, but also the brother she should ‘hate’. Her mother mentality and protective instinct was very strong, and I felt that I could relate to this.
I loved the book, and I think many will enjoy following Alecia and Vard to see their paths unfold.
Review by Rachel C.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. I’ve missed them!
I can’t say how excited I am to be back in this world with Alecia and Vard, as well as some familiar faces from the past! I know this gem took Bernadette longer than originally planned, but I can say with absolute certainty that it was worth the wait!
We pick up with Vard and Alecia separated, and Alecia returning home after having been gone for quite some time…and with a baby in tow, to boot! *gasp*
I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say, that just like with all the previous books in this series, the world-building, imagery, and characters are everything I have grown to expect from Bernadette. I found myself quickly re-immersed in this world, as if no time had passed. Characters that I have grown to love and root for are present *waves to Alecia, Vard, Meri, and Nikolas, etc.*, and like a welcome home, as well as some that I kind of want to punch…multiple times…in the face. We also make some new friends that I couldn’t help but love. My emotions were also all over the place, with some cheesy grins, yells, swoons, and cusses. I want the best for these characters because this author has made me care in a way that only the best can!
I’m not sure I’m doing this book justice, but I can say I highly recommend this, as well as the rest of the series! I recommend starting with Princess Avenger to understand the full complexities of the story! You won’t regret it!
Review by NB: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Fantastic story!
The story starts with a bang and leaves you on the tip of your toes till the very end. Intrigue, adventure, shifters, elves, princesses, princes, witches, and more. Couldn’t put it down and stayed up way too late to finish it.
Review by READS A LOT: 4.0 out of 5 Stars. Elves, Shifters and Romance!
Intense. Exciting. Page-turning. My first time reading this author so I will be checking out the series.
Queenmakers Saga Series Book Nine
Print Length: 341 Pages
Publisher: Bernadette Rowley Fantasy; 1st edition (February 17, 2022)
Fantasy (Action & Adventure)
Fantasy (Adult & College Age)
Fantasy (Dragons & Mythical Creatures)
Fantasy (Epic Romance)
Fantasy (Fairy Tales)
Fantasy (Metaphysical & Visionary)
Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
About Bernadette Rowley: Bernadette Rowley is a lover of epic fantasy who is a veterinarian by day and an author by night. She is currently published in the genre of fantasy/paranormal romance with eight books, all set in her fantasy world of Thorius.
When she was a young teenager, an aunt gave her a copy of The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks and Bernadette has lived in various fantasy worlds ever since. So, it’s no surprise that her chosen genre when writing romance is fantasy.
“I can see these settings so vibrantly in my mind and hope my readers can too.”
But Bernadette has no desire to spoon-feed her readers by laboriously describing her fantasy settings. She would rather the reader use their own imagination a little.
Along with sword and sorcery, dashing heroes and stunning heroines, this author includes strong healing themes in many of her books- an element which is central to her everyday job.
“When I started writing this series, I never imagined my day job would force its way into my stories as it has.”
And of course, there are animals, especially Bernadette’s beloved horses.
Bernadette lives on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia, where she enjoys a great coffee, walks in nature and catching up with family and friends.
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