She is the gift he did not want. He is the prince she is forbidden to love.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOOLLAHRA DIGITAL LITERARY AWARDS 2017
Companions are the kingdom's most beautiful and educated women—possessions of Syrasan's royal men.
Aldara is sixteen when she is sold to the obnoxious crown prince as a gift for his brother. Forced to leave the only life she has ever known, Aldara is sent to Archdale Castle, where she is mentored to become Prince Tyron's perfect Companion. But no amount of lessons can prepare her for the troubled man marked by war. He sees straight through the polished exterior presented to him. He sees her.
Prince Tyron has just returned from war. All he wants is privacy to grieve the men who died at the border. So when his brother gifts him a Companion upon his return, he is forced to embrace a tradition he has so far managed to avoid. Except Aldara is not like the others. She walks with her face to the sun and arms swinging. Her laughter makes him forget the lie. But if they ignore the rules that safeguard them, there will be consequences…
This is book one in The Companion series. If you enjoy dark medieval romance, then this epic tale of love against all odds is for you.
Trigger warning: This book contains sexual violence, death, and dark themes intended for mature audiences.
Please note: This is part one of Tyron and Aldara's story. Their story continues in books two and three—available now.
Loved the whole non traditional story!!
Was a great read that didn't have a traditional time or type of story. If you are looking for something interesting and very well written give this a try. 👍👍👍 Can't wait for next installment!!
IT WAS AMAZING BUT I WISK IT HAD A LITTLE MORE ROMANCE TO IT AND MORE JOKING AND MESSING WITH EACH OTHER ❤️👌🏼👌🏼IT WAS WONDERFUL AND I APPRECIATE YOUR CREATIVITY
Whisked me away
As a toddler mom, I'm mostly stuck in the mundane. With COVID, working and parenting at home all at once all the time. This season, I've been diving into books to keep my sanity (and because it's so important for kids to see adults reading for enjoyment!). I've been collecting a number of books on my kindle and once I started The Royal Companion, I didn't want to put it down. The love and the pain of Aldera's ups and downs were palpable. The problems facing the kingdom were complex. The Prince's metaphorical demons were consuming.
I've continued on to more in the series and am so happy there's a number of them! I'm intrigued by many subplots.
Thank you, Tanya Bird, for whisking me away to this beautiful, complicated land.
Trigger warning: one rape scene that you could skip and sex trafficking
Don't let the heavy topic stop you, it builds in well to the plot and the trials of the kingdom.