"This spectacular standalone fantasy bursts with epic battles and avid romance." - Booklife Reviews Editor's Choice Winner
"A beautifully crafted setting with complex character dynamics and layers of political intrigue... A showstopper. Hunt's ambitious standalone latest has everything-a well-imagined fantasy world, great characters, incredible tension, and fierce love. The real genius here is the mixture of extraordinarily deep worldbuilding with relevant and complex themes, which include identity, intolerance, love, passion, friendship, integrity, honor and more." - Prairies Book Review
"An intriguing storyline, scenarios grounded in the real world, and a breathless pace make Hunt's latest standalone fantasy a must-read." - BookView Reviews Recommended Read
"An engaging medieval fantasy that's also, at times, a refreshingly candid tale of desire." - Kirkus Reviews
"I gladly rate Bed of Rose and Thorns 4 out of 4 stars." - OnlineBookClub.org
Sir Ezra is an Elysian Bell; he has a frightening potential that he keeps hidden deep beneath tight layers of steel armor. He secretly loves a dark Queen whose touch would mean his death.
Banished for brutally slaughtering the Prince of Erle and husband to the Queen, Sir Ezra can only dream of seeing her again. Every night, his soul travels to distant lands, remembering the Queen, her deep convictions, brilliant mind, unending work, hidden loneliness, and a single night of horrific bloodshed.
Recalled to the Queendom after eleven years, Ezra hopes to catch at least a fleeting glimpse of the woman he was sacrificed for. Instead, he finds a nation in rebellion and the Queen to be an elusive phantom. His only friend, Sir Marigold, challenges his presence and tells him that he is not needed in the capitol. Looking for both the truth and the absent Queen, Ezra finds only more secrets and enemies.
Ezra's armor is dented, scarred, and ruined by friend and enemy alike; his secret potential is about to become unbound.