The Commander And The Den Asaan Rautu
This is the Out of Print version of the book. Please see the Red Willow Press version for more details.The Kingdom of Frewyn is being invaded by the Galleisian infantry and at the forefront of the battle is Boudicca MacDaede, a First Captain in the Frewyn armed forces. Her regiment is charged... show more
This is the Out of Print version of the book. Please see the Red Willow Press version for more details.The Kingdom of Frewyn is being invaded by the Galleisian infantry and at the forefront of the battle is Boudicca MacDaede, a First Captain in the Frewyn armed forces. Her regiment is charged with defending the borders between the two nations, but when Frewyn's last line of defense falls, Captain MacDaede enlists the assistance of a Haanta, one of giants from the islands to the far north. Promising to free him from his imprisonment in exchange for his help, she gains his trust long enough for them to win the battle and save the Frewyn border from being breached. The giant's freedom is granted, but Rautu cannot return home unless he redeems himself in the eyes of his people for past his transgressions. He is offered a place by the captain's side, and together, they defeat the Galleisian forces and become the saviors of Frewyn. One year later, King Alasdair Brennin takes the Frewyn throne, Boudicca is made commander, Gallei and Frewyn reach an accord, and Rautu is granted an invitation home. He is eager to return and see his brothers but finds it difficult to leave Frewyn without Boudicca at his side. He has become accustomed to her company and the idea of being made to live without her begins to distress him. Rautu invites the commander to the islands in hopes of finding a way for them to remain together, but when they arrive at the white shores of Sanhedhran, not everything goes as planned: one of the dangerous Haanta magi is freed, Rautu's three brothers are strangely missing, and the neighboring nation of Thellis leads an attack on the islands. Together, the commander and the Den Asaan Rautu must find a way to unite their two nations and defend against the Thellisian fleets, but can they do so successfully when outside forces are attempting to keep them apart?
Publish date: June 14th 2011
Publisher: Michelle Franklin
Pages no: 185
Edition language: English
Series: Haanta (#1)
WOW - that is all I can say, end of story.Loved this book, it was addictive and endearing and just awesome. This would be great made into a movie.It follows the Commander, an orphaned woman who joins the military to take revenge on those who killed her Father. While she is defending her country, the...
The first thing I have to say about this book is that Michelle's world building is amazing. Her description of the Haanta, a proud race of giants, and their lands is so vivid and detailed. While reading, I almost felt I was walking along beside the characters. Like I said, the Haanta are a proud ...
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self--in the mirror of some woman's eyes. - Clare Boothe LuceFrewyn and Gallei are at war and the former is losing the battle. First Captain Boudicca MacDaede enlists the aid of an imprisoned Haanta. in exchange for his freedom, Rautu a...