Friday, March 6, 2020
The Masked Baron by Anneka R. Walker, Book Review
Andalin is accustomed to her father’s frequent travels—and to being left behind. So when he returns home and instructs her to pack her belongings, she is bewildered—but there is no time for questions as she is whisked away on a mysterious journey under the cover of night. When their tense flight leads them into the forbidding Black Forest, the pair quickly finds themselves in great peril. With little hope of escape, father and daughter are spared when rescue appears in the form of the mysterious Dark Rider, a notorious deadly highwayman feared by all he meets. But his assistance does not come without a price: he is taking Andalin with him. Now her fate rests in the hands of the enigmatic masked man whose secrets are inescapably tied to the beautiful young woman now in his charge.
I loved this unique spin on Beauty and the Beast! It had so many different elements just jam packed into one story! There was action, mystery, intrigue, romance, and magic! Walker weaves a magical story unlike any other fairy tale retelling I have ever read. I enjoyed every moment Andalin took as she tried to unravel who The Masked Rider really was. Ellis was a complete mystery to me the entire time and whenever I thought I had him figured out, Walker would throw something unexpected my way! The entire time I read she kept me guessing, wondering, and throwing me curve balls! The Masked Baron is an outstanding tale and one I highly recommend!
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
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