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Of Daggers and Deception by A. L. Sowards

About the Book:

After years as a soldier and mercenary, Rasheed has retired from battle to run the bathhouse in Thebes with his friends Gillen and Eudocia. The simple life suits them, so when Venetian strangers come to town looking to hire the renowned crew, their answer is no. But when one of his friends is abducted, Rasheed is left with no choice but to take up his weapons and join forces with the Venetians, including the beautiful and clever Cecilia, whose betrothed has also been seized by the unknown foe. 

As the reluctant allies face ambushes and the looming threat of capture, Rasheed and Cecilia forge a surprising connection. But as the party races to rescue their friends, Rasheed discovers that nothing is as it seems. As his trust in Cecilia begins to waver, he realizes that in the end, they will both be forced to make a choice between love and duty.

Title: Of Daggers and Deception

Series: Book Two in the Duchy of Athens Series

Author: A. L. Sowards

Release Day: December 6, 2021

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Formats: Print, ebook, audio

Genres: Christian Historical Fiction, Medieval Adventure

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. I liked that there was a lot of adventure and it kept you engaged the whole time you were reading. I enjoyed the first book in this series but I think I liked this book even more. I liked learning more about Greece and what was going on in the world at this time. I also liked seeing the romance blossom between the main characters. I thought this book was very well written and one that anyone would enjoy.

I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own. 

About the Author:

A. L. Sowards is the author of multiple historical fiction novels, with settings spanning the globe from the fourteenth to twentieth centuries. Her stories have earned a Whitney Award, several Whitney Finalists positions, and a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal. She enjoys hiking and swimming, usually manages to keep up with the laundry, and loves it when someone else cooks dinner. She currently lives in the beautiful state of Alaska with her husband, three children, and an ever-growing library.

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