The Iron Maiden [The Dragonslayer Series #2]
By Resa Nelson
From Resa Nelson:
Astrid is reluctant to travel the winter route beyond the Northlands, even though it’s her duty. She’d rather stay home in her village, surrounded by friends and neighbors. Ignoring the bonds of tradition, she decides to spend the cold winter months in the warmth of her blacksmithing shop. Why should she leave the comfort of her cottage to serve and protect foreigners who might raid and harm her native Northlands?
Everything changes when a traveling merchant steals Starlight, the first dragonslayer’s sword Astrid forged and her last link to her sweetheart DiStephan. Having no time to alert her friends, Astrid races in pursuit of the merchant, determined to reclaim Starlight as her own and return home in time for dinner. Instead, her quest leads her to new lands, unexpected friendships with foreigners, and a harrowing encounter with the damage done by the followers of a new god that considers women as nothing more than servants to men. All the while, she must be ready to face any dragon traveling the winter route.
In Book 2 of the Dragonslayer series, Astrid must learn that deciding who she is isn’t a decision she can make just once. It’s a decision she must make every day.
Holy cow! I thought book 1, The Dragonslayer’s Sword was epic, but this book is AWESOME! This series just keeps on getting better.
Again with the rollercoaster ride with my emotions, there were times that I got SO angry that I had to put the book down to take a breather before carrying on. The characters yet again blew my mind!
Astrid has learnt so much about herself in this book. She made new friends, lost friends and returned to old friends. She is truly awe-inspiring - a strong and powerful woman.
Resa, I would just like to thank you personally for this book, it wasn’t just a story to read, The Iron Maiden is so much more. Thank you!! I learnt so much while reading this novel. The ending is freaking awesome! I whole heartedly recommend this book to all readers… you won’t be sorry.
Delicious – make mine a double