What can one young woman do to protect an entire village of children from the wrath of the king?
Merry Ellison isn’t your typical baron’s daughter. Not only is she a skilled warrior, but she has a gift for tumbling and acrobatics. These skills serve her well as she avoids capture and cares for the children of her decimated village. Until she robs the wrong carriage and brings the king’s attention back to the forest. It will take all her skill and an uneasy trust in her former betrothed to survive.
I love the strength that Merry shows. She’s been raised to privilege, yet she hasn’t allowed it to spoil her. She stands for what is right, even when it seems wrong, and is willing to learn from her mistakes.
Merry struggles with trust. She’s forced herself to be strong and she fears trust will undermine that determination, but as the story unfolds, her view changes.
I think this book is a great addition to any young person’s library. The characters, danger, and adventure will keep you turning pages. The truths found within will also keep you thinking long after the final chapter comes.
Born a baron’s daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father’s failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village–a group that becomes known as “The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest.” Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.
Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he’s forced to reexamine everything he’s known.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.