I love the newer updated cover, but BookLikes keeps changing it to this cover. Bad, BookLikes!
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When the Fairy Kingdom of Ariashon is attacked by a large demonic force, Prince Reeko and his warriors of Ryavine, the Dragon Kingdom, came to their aid. If Reeko and his men had not been traveling to the Dwarf Kingdom to trade merchandise they would never have been able to help in time and the Fairy Kingdom would have fallen to the demons. King Andrei of Ryavine and King Branson of Ariashon meet and decide that the land in-between their kingdoms should no longer stand empty as was customary for all kingdoms of the land. With this change in demon activity it was time to change tactics themselves. So they decide that Reeko would marry one of Branson’s four daughters and the couple would rule the in-between kingdom. Merging dragon and fairy peoples? Unheard of! But necessary. Kiara is shocked when Reeko picks her over her older and more settled sisters. Young or not she is to be a Queen, a wife and hopefully a mother. How are these two very different people going to make a go of not only a marriage, but ruling a brand new Kingdom?
After reading books 1-3 of the Division Chronicles I wondered how this look at the past would be. This story tells about Reeko and Kiara and how they were…I hate to say forced, but basically that’s what happened…into marriage in order to protect both their homelands. Despite not knowing each other before the marriage they managed to suit each other very well. Their tale is well-written and the world is very easily pictured. The characters are wonderful. Fantasy, romance, humor and peril. What more could a person ask for? The ending before the epilogue was sad, but after reading the Division Chronicles I already knew what the fate of all the Kingdoms would be, so I was prepared. The epilogue brings joy though. All-in-all a wonderful read.