Dauntless by Dina L Sleiman

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis: 

Though once a baron’s daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village. Dubbed “The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest,” her band of followers soon become enemies of the throne when they hijack ill-gotten gold meant for the king.

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, will he choose fame or love?

My Review: 

Dauntless is a very well written book that has an exciting new twist on the original “Robin Hood” story.

Dina has a very engaging writing style and a talent for creating characters. There are so many different characters in this book that I thought the author was going to duplicate personalities, roles, etc. but surprisingly each character was his/her own and there were no duplicates. It is hard to have that many functioning characters in a single book so I applaud the author for her success!

The love triangle was charming, though the story is completely predictable. However, there are quite a few unpredictable subplots that will satisfy those of us who need surprises. The emotion was captured very well in the scenes that needed emotion and the details were not overbearing.

I did enjoy Dauntless and will rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

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