When the Unseelie Court sentences an innocent man to death, the elven Princess Morgana cannot sit idly by as the human Knight perishes. The Queen calls her pathetic and worthless. It does not change how Mori feels about the old laws of Alfheim. These rules punish the faultless, lesser races of the Nine Realms of Odin.
Of the nine, this realm of the Light is home to many mythical creatures. The portal gates remain forever closed to the human race. However, neglected for centuries, a Knight from the realm of Earth enters the Light. Holding onto his faith and code of honor, he holds stoically in the face of capture and death. Princess Mori remains his only hope, but to save him, she must first save herself.
So I have a thing for fae. I have had a fascination since I was little and I blame Jim Butcher for jump starting the actual addiction. My love for fae encompasses the whole UnSeelie and Seelie Courts. Elves, Brownies, the whole lot. Chivalry and Malevolence spoke to my addiction and gave me all that plus Dragons (another slight addiction). Rae Z spun a terrific tale that followed a poor knight that some how unknowingly stumbled into the land Alfheim- the UnSeelie court run by a hapless Elf King and a brutal Elf Queen. They have one daughter Mori that is treated in an abhorred manner by the Queen and has been betrothed to a dragon king who has taken pity on her situation. Enter poor Thomas, the knight and his black steed Achilles. He is taken prisoner and basically is being put to death for not being an elf. Mori instantly wants to save him, breaks him out and the adventure begins. I really got into this book. I loved being on Mori’s journey as she went from being an oppressed, beaten down princess to a woman taking control of her destiny and her freedom. It’s a fun read and I highly recommend it.
Wicked queens, knights in shining armor and dragons oh my! Chivalry and Malevolence was a book I read in one sitting. It appealed to my love of fae, elves, dragons and the UnSeelie and Seelie courts. I was hooked.
About Author Rae Z. Ryans
Rae Z. Ryans loves to create mythical lands and characters that entertain, promote equality, and love. She writes for both children and adults in her world of Six and Twenty. When she is not writing, Ms. Ryans spends her days chasing after her own children, and dreaming up new adventures.
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