The Warrior’s Princess by Barbara Erskine

27 Jul

 

When Jess is attacked by an unknown assailant, her whole life changes forever…

Looking to put her life back together after the attack, Jess moves to her sisters little secluded house in the Welsh Borders. But she does not get the rest she is hoping for.

Late at night she is disturbed by the cries of a mysterious child and soon, she is having vivid dreams that seem so real she feels as if she is there.

What Jess doesn’t know is that, two thousand years before, a great battle took place in the Welsh Borders. When the king of the Catuvellauni Tribe is taken prisoner by the invading Romans, his wife and their daughter, Princess Eigon, take cover in the very same cottage that Jess is living in now.

Soon, with the dreams becoming increasingly real, Jess is drawn into the mystery of Princess Eigon and what happened to her. Inside the cottage Jess will find connections to the past that are real.

But those same connections to the past threaten to shatter Jess’ present completely if she is not careful…

I have always loved Barbara Erskine. Her books are an incredible mix of history, romance and the paranormal. It’s like she’s filtered the best of three genres into her work and it always shines.

Having fallen in love with her work after reading The Edge of Darkness, I have devoured every book she’s written. She has a way of capturing the reader and drawing them in, pulling them into her story and not letting go until the end.

The Warrior’s Princess is no exception and is her best book yet. The story of Jess and Eigon is poignant, incredible and thrilling. Erskine has outdone herself with this thrilling story of dreams, history and salvation.

The characters are so incredibly alive, the danger so incredibly real, that I couldn’t stop reading and didn’t want to put it down. Though the book clocks in at well over six hundred pages, it was over in no time at all. I have never read another author who makes history so exciting.

What I love most about The Warrior’s Princess is that Erskine makes time travel seem so real, so incredibly vivid. Erskine makes it seem as if time travel, as if slipping into a different time, is real and could happen to anyone.

She makes the impossible seem possible and brings what could be a boring historical period to life by having the pages drip with blood and emotion.

If you read one book this summer, make sure it’s The Warrior’s Princess. You won’t be sorry.

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One Response to “The Warrior’s Princess by Barbara Erskine”

  1. kiwiwithfibro June 15, 2009 at 6:21 am #

    It’s the most popular book in our local library at the moment. I have been trying to get my hands on it for the past three months or so :-) Sounds like a great read and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

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