I haven't been regularly updating on BookLikes in a while, so I have a backlog of reviews to add so there might be a temporary influx of posts from me on your feed. Apologies!
Chores I have accomplished so far today: doing the dishes (at which time I noticed the pipes under the sink are dripping, ugh).
At some point I have to get groceries and do laundry, but I'd rather keep reading this. The first hints of attraction between Barbara and Margerit started shortly after my last status update, although neither of them has noticed that it's mutual yet. I can't wait until they finally get to travel to Rotenek and maybe get some time away from the watchful eyes of Margerit's family.
"To the baron, she had been a hunting dog or a fine sword - a tool to be employed to his ends. But with Margerit she felt more like a cloak to protect her from the wind or a hawk mantling over her chick."
I'm still loving this book. And still finding myself comparing it to The Goblin Emperor - not a bad thing at all. I gave that book 5 stars, and my gut says I may be rating this one the same.
The books in this series are expensive. Which sucks because I have a feeling I'm going to want to get the rest. I picked this one up during a Kobo 50% off sale but passed on the others because I didn't know if I'd like them. Darn it.
This really does remind me of The Goblin Emperor, if that book had been written from the perspective of Maia's sister or fiancee. Margerit cares more about scholarly pursuits than trying to get herself a husband, and Barbara has been trained to act as a bodyguard and is at least as educated as Margerit, if not more so. And they're going to become a couple at some point, yay. :-)