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USA Today Bestseller
An Amazon Best of the Month Selection

“Electrically fun...turns the usual fairy-tale class dynamics upside down...this is a book that encourages trust in people’s goodness, if not their patience or good sense. It’s light on the romance, but prodigiously good for the heart.”
—The New York Times 

In New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken’s gripping new fantasy romance series, the Blacksmith Queen must confront armies and pretenders desperate to take her new-won crown. But with the Princess Knight at her side and a centaur warrior clan at her back, she’ll risk everything for victory . . .

Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of battle. With her fellow War Monks, she worshipped the war gods, rained destruction on her enemies, and raised the dead when the fancy took her. Until her sister Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen, and Gemma broke faith with her order to journey to the Amichai Mountain and fight by Keeley’s side.
The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader-in-waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma’s ruthless younger sister Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma’s problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice. If her conviction can’t sway them, perhaps Quinn’s irritating, irreverent, clearly unhinged, ferocity will win the day . . .
Praise for The Blacksmith Queen
“It may be laugh-out-loud funny, but at its heart this is a story of a woman who cares deeply for both the family she has and the one she creates.”

“Tilting more toward fantasy, this paranormal romance will be a hit with fans of both genres who enjoy tales that are lighthearted and humorous.”


Sci-Fi & Fantasy
November 24
Kensington Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

FebruaryorMay ,


I love this author. I love this story. AND I LOVE THAT THEY ARE BRING THE DRAGONS BACK IN

RoadrunnerReader ,

Loved the crazy queen and dragons coming in at the end

Gemma was a character in the previous book who got plenty of airtime. In this book, she’s trying to discover what Beatrix her sister is up to. Beatrix has a mad thirst for power. At the end of the book, the crazy queen of the adjacent lands shows up. There’s a fight with a dragon in the first book, and at the end of the second book we get to see the dragons again.

michelle-454 ,

Princess Knight War Monk

Gemma Smythe is a war monk. She left the monastery when her sister Keeley became queen and needed her help. Gemma is now finding allies to help them defeat their other sister Beatrix who is also a queen. This is an action packed story with adventure and bloody battles they must fight. Battles that must be won if they are to defeat their sister Beatrix. There are a lot of interesting side characters in this book. Many who readers first met in the first book. This is the second book in the Scarred Earth Saga fantasy. I did not read the first book in the series. It took me a few chapters to get interested in the book and to care about what was happening. Once I became hooked the book was quite good. I really enjoyed Ainsley who is Gemma’s younger sister. She is so full of energy and has lots of potential. Hopefully she gets her own book. Quinn, a shapeshifting centaur, has an interesting sense of humor. Quinn and Gemma banter back and forth constantly. They fight enemies together and have each other’s back. They like to give each other a hard time. They are not your typical romantic couple but they are good together. I will read the first book to understand how Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

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