Did I lose a lot of sleep reading this book? I absolutely did! And I don’t regret it for a second. Lord of Druemarwin is full of action, love, and secrets, and I couldn’t help but keep my eyes glued to the book, turning page after page well into the night.
I absolutely loved all the characters, though Toth quickly became my favorite, a hot-headed Tolemak with a good head on his shoulders. One of my favorite scenes of his was when he and Naed got in a fist fight. The whole fight and the interaction afterward had me busting a gut!
Lord of Druemarwin has a stunning, eye-catching cover, with flowing words and incredible details that captivated me from beginning to end. I could highlight the entire book with my favorite parts. This was well-written, with fleshed-out and likeable characters. I didn’t want the story to end.
My rating: 5 stars
“Mayhap he came as a hero to some–aye, to most those he led to safety–but I…I saw him as he was that night, a man who’d lost all. Who thought everything he’d fought for was gone, whose friend was dying and there was naught he could do to prevent it. I saw him, m’lady, when he thought he’d failed everyone who depended on him.” Though she cradled her injured arm, she stood tall and her gaze, fierce and full of challenge, never wavered. “I saw his heart, m’lady, and I love him for it.”
Lady Raell can fight, ride, and argue politics as well as her brothers. Only being mistress of her father’s household keeps her in skirts. In Naed, the new Lord of Druemarwin, she has found devotion, a kindred spirit, and a marriage promise. But when a forgotten and unwanted betrothal comes to light, she has no choice but to run.
Amidst sweeping revolution, Naed must rally his people, fend off assassination attempts, and fight against claims he’s a traitor. Then he discovers everything about his lineage and family is a lie. And his beloved belongs to another.
With lives and a kingdom at stake, Raell and Naed must find a way to protect the innocent and save their love.
5 thoughts on “Review of Lord of Druemarwin by Helen C. Johannes”
Great interview and review! Best of luck with Lord of Druemarwin!
Wow! great review. Sounds like an intriguing read.
Dandy review–:) I enjoyed reading it–and I’ll enjoy reading the book !! Can’t wait to get to it.
Thanks so much for the fabulous review, Sydney! I loved all my characters, even though I had to put them through hell to get their HEA. I hope everyone enjoys the book as much as you did.
It was so much fun to read, Helen!