A Warlord’s Lady has one of the best cases of identity confusion that I have ever read. Part paranormal, part urban fantasy, part sci-fi/romance with a dash of humor added in. It was surprisingly enjoyable, fun and slightly manic I knew I would like it from the first page.
Sabra is under house arrest, supposedly for her own protection. She is bait, the Australian government is committed to using her to capture the infamous Warlord Cain. However, there is more than the government wants from her, things that Sabra may not be willing to give.
Magic, murder and mayhem collide when an ordinary woman meets a powerful warlord — and writes a bestselling, tell-all book…
It’s got to be Stockholm Syndrome…
Eighteen fateful months ago, Sabra was kidnapped by the infamous magician warlord Cain Dath, and her body just won’t let her forget. Hidden in the humid depths of the Laos jungle, she shared everything with him, but he never shared his heart.
In his position of power, Cain cannot show weakness. He must lead his people to freedom and no one — not even the woman he’s fast becoming obsessed with — can stand in his way.
Then Sabra sells her story of love slavery in a tell-all exposé and brings fame, fortune, and every one of his enemies down upon them both. Now, she is open to attack on all fronts, and he can no longer stay away. The man who enslaved her may well be the only man who can save her.
It is inevitable that the Warlord will come for Sabra, but the question is, when he does, exposé or no, will she choose to go with him. The Warlord’s Lady, despite it’s somewhat incongruous title, was a fast and entertaining read. The plot was fast paced, keeping the reader guessing as Sabra went from situations bad to worse.
The character of the Warlord himself was appealing and the reasons for Sabra’s leaving were honestly a little thin. She also had an unfortunate tendency to what I have dubbed “annoying heroine syndrome” where based on thoughts only comprehensible to them they continue to embroil themselves in situations that they are so obviously unprepared for yet refusing even a modicum of assistance from others. All in all The Warlord’s Lady is a worthwhile read provided you can endure some of Sabra’s more ill conceived notions.
AUTHOR: Nicola E. Sheridan
RATING: 3 Stars
GENRE: Sci Fi & Fantasy/Romance
Disclaimer: ARC was kindly provided by the publisher for an honest review.