A reimagining of the classic Mulan tale in medieval Europe, where both love and war challenge even the strongest of hearts.
When Mulan takes her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life—and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death—or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher.
Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke’s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times—or showing him up in embarrassing ways.
From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be?
Praise for Melanie Dickerson:
“When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author
This is a novel in the Hagenheim series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson, but it can be read as a standalone. Includes discussion questions.
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Melanie has done it again! One of my new favorites!
The Warrior Maiden is a beautiful addition to the Hagenheim Series. This books builds on previous characters in the series, but definitely stands on its own. The characters of Mulan and Wolfgang are both excellent, and as always Melanie’s romance is wholesome and God-honoring. Probably one of the most unique books in her series due to Mulan’s background and character, The Warrior Maiden has all of the classic elements of Melanie Dickerson’s work, while providing a new and fresh contrast to previous works. Would highly recommend!! I loved every minute of it.
It was honestly a pretty good book. But, I love the Disney movie so much and completely changing the story line was a bit hard for me to accept. Also, the romance in it between Wolfgang and Mulan was extremely frustrating lol because she just would not accept him. Which I understand why she didn’t but it made me want to scream at Mulan which I didn’t like cause Mulan has been my favorite Disney princess for my whole life.♥️😂
A lovely addition to the series
The book was amazing and I enjoyed most of it. The book was not my favorite in the series because I didn’t get to see much of the original characters. I loved Wolfgang’s character, though. I didn’t get to see much of him in the previous books. All I remember about him was that he and Steffan would make fun of Margaretha. I totally loved it, and the second it was published, I had to purchase it. I hope there are more additions to this awesome series. I can’t wait to read them. 😊