Chivalrous by Dina L. Sleiman is probably one of the best books I’ve read this year. This is book 2 in her Valiant Heart series. Although I did enjoy, book 1 (Dauntless), I loved Chivalrous.
I connected so much more with these characters and the conflict. The writing is fantastic. I love those authors whose prose just pulls me out of the present and draws me into their stories. Although, I did wonder if an unknown knight (lacking a noble line) would actually be asked by a council to marry their Duchess, but then again there was much superstition during this time. Of course, some reviewers can be so harsh on authors if small little anachronisms, etc. occur in a historical 'fiction' novel. This is fiction after all not a history lesson. (And this is coming from a trained historian.)
I for one enjoyed this book very much. These books are marketed for YA or teens, but I wouldn’t call these Teen Fiction, to be honest. They are set in the medieval period so of course the unmarried were still quite young. But these books can be enjoyed by those from 16-96. Looking forward to reading Book 3.
**I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.