Sword of the Guardian A Legend of Ithyria epub / Pdf By Merry Shannon


  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Sword of the Guardian A Legend of Ithyria
  • Merry Shannon
  • English
  • 04 March 2019
  • 9781933110363

10 thoughts on “Sword of the Guardian A Legend of Ithyria

  1. says:

    Moderately ridiculous but generally entertaining fantasy lesbian romance Not going to argue with that but am going to make snarky commentsKing Soltran My daughter is being pursued by an assassin and I must keep her safe Th

  2. says:

    First of all I have to say that I like the book I think it is solidly written The medieval fantasy world is uite detailed and entrancing I like the characters and I think it is a sweet love story However I have a small prob

  3. says:

    My favorite type of book to read is a really good world built ff fantasy book And this is exactly what you get with Sword

  4. says:

    This was one of two books I purchased when I decided I wanted to give Bold Strokes Books' ff fiction a shot Sword of the Guardian was my first choice – when I read that it starred a princess and her cross dressing guardian I knew I had to have it It was a surprise to me that I enjoyed Jane Fletcher's Rangers

  5. says:

    45 stars The romance was well done I thought I like how it was years in the making The plot line was good but seemed to resolve a little too simply for my taste The whole wait we have this cool celestial fire that kills all the bad guys but not

  6. says:

    This was a really solid entertaining story We are introduced to Talon an orphaned acrobat masuerading as a man and looking out for her two sisters Because in an act of heroism she saves Princess Shasta she is assigned as her royal bodyguardThis tales takes place over approximately four years and in it we see Princess Shasta mature from a naive petulant teenager to a strong wise young woman The first 23rds of the book

  7. says:

    I loved the world building and the main characters were very likable this is a dynamite combination for me I am looking forward to reading books in the series

  8. says:

    So I enjoyed this one but I didn't love it The world building was relatively good and the lead characters were fairly well established but their growth felt somewhat simplistic to me especially in the case of Shasta and Bria Both characters started with one personality and ended up with another but I never fully believed the transformation for either of them Shasta spent literally 67% of the book responding to nearly every situat

  9. says:

    Thank god this book is finished There were several times I just wanted to stop but since I'd read over half it felt like a waste of effort to give upSword of the Guardian has all the ingredients to make an interesting story I love the whole girl pretending to be a boy so she can play soldier setup but was disappointed on t

  10. says:

    Ahahahahahaha this book was ridiculous It was this lesbian fantasy novel SO OF COURSE I ENJOYED THE SHIT OUT OF IT Bordered on some trans stuff interestingly enough Would happily read any and all seuels to this story I mean this wasn't magnificent in terms of writing or plot but WHATEVS I LIKED IT OKAY??? DEAL

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Merry Shannon ☆ 7 READ

Sword of the Guardian A Legend of Ithyria

A shocking assassination creates an unconventional bond between a princess and her guardian in a kingdom filled with political intrigue danger and unexpected romancePrincess Shasta Soltranis enjoys a pampered life of court dances elaborate finery and the occasional secret fencing match with her twin brother Daric But in the midst of a b. Moderately ridiculous but generally entertaining fantasy lesbian romance Not going to argue with that but am going to make snarky commentsKing Soltran My daughter is being pursued by an assassin and I must keep her safe The obvious thing to do is hire an acrobat to be her bodyguard It s perfect the acrobat is secretly a girl so Shasta s virtue won t be at riskCaptain Vaughn I m teaching the lad ha ha to be a soldier I m one of the only people who knows the boy ha is really a girlthe only other person who knows is the king Oh and the girl s sisters And the nurse And the chambermaidanyway HUGE secret but it s fine because she s the Best Recruit I ve Ever Had I mean he HehTalon Sounds good to me I m cool with putting my sisters up for collateral if I fail even though I have no bodyguard specific training they ll be beaten or killed NBD I think the princess is a total brat but I totally don t mind that I only get about one day off per yearShasta Makes daisy chainsKing Soltran My daughter s making a fool of herself throwing herself at her bodyguard but it doesn t bother me because I know the guard isn t a man Even if everyone else thinks it s wildly inappropriate and her virtue s at riskBria I m Talon s sister I ve never been whipped because I have valuable singing talent 79 unless it s convenient to the story in which case I have been whipped before 205 But that doesn t matter because I m busy throwing myself at the villain He clearly doesn t love me but he s rich And handsome And my big brother will protect meunless I make a choice he disagrees with in which case I ll be thrown into an obviously miserable marriage and written off completelyVillains Very conveniently we re all either so slimy we leave grease marks or we smell Or bothLyris I m the other sister The holy one apparently which means that I have visions and shave my head but am conveniently available every time big brother wants me aroundShasta I know I need to learn how to run the country since I am the crown princess and all now but I m just so excited about going sledding FreeeeeedomTalon Hey did I ever tell you why I m named Talon No Well I guess it s either that my parents knew from birth that I wasn t like other girls or that I picked my name for myself when I was ten I ve been Talon so long that I don t remember if I ever had another nameCaptain Vaughn This boy has done me proud I ve been training him for like a year and he s already an expert in battle theory in command protocol in nearly every aspect of a soldier s duties save actual combat experience 136 That last part isn t important anywayKing Soltran What Somebody made yet another attempt on my daughter s life And her bodyguard saved her again KILL HIM I MEAN HERShasta My soldiers deserve better than gruel Raid all the local farms I will do right by my people While I m at it by the way take note I care about my lover than the country I m responsible for and I will act accordinglyVillain Did I mention that in addition to being greasy and smelly when I fight it s with a sueal that was almost girlish 373 It doesn t seem to bother me that this is treated as an insult in a book that s otherwise trying to do some entertaining gender bendingShasta Yeah the villains killed my dadand my brotherand tried to kill mebut they re still family That trumps traitorous actionsTalon Well then that s okay All s well that ends well

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Irthday celebration her world shatters when a mysterious assassin takes her brother's life Shasta the only remaining heir to the throne narrowly escapes the assassin's blade thanks to the intervention of a traveling acrobat named TalonWith the threat of another attempt on Shasta's life imminent her father declares that the young hero wi. This was a really solid entertaining story We are introduced to Talon an orphaned acrobat masuerading as a man and looking out for her two sisters Because in an act of heroism she saves Princess Shasta she is assigned as her royal bodyguardThis tales takes place over approximately four years and in it we see Princess Shasta mature from a naive petulant teenager to a strong wise young woman The first 23rds of the book are the day to day exchanges between Talon and Shasta Talon essentially remains the same noble character throughout the story where the really interesting character development occurs with the princess and Talon s sisters The story is detailed and drawn out in a way where we really know all of the characters and how they feel about each other over the years There is no rush into romance so that s where the long slow burn comes in The last third of the book is where pacing picks up due to the huge conflicts and battle scenes and the romance finally reaches resolution hence the bonfireI ve seen this described as fantasy but it felt like a historical medieval type novel with very little fantasy There weren t strange creatures and it didn t feel otherworldly In the last uarter of the book we see fantasy elements come into playAlso I would say this is of a pan sexual love story instead of a lesbian romance Where Talon is attracted to the same sex I didn t get a feeling that a lesbian relationship would ever even occur to Princess Shasta She falls in love with Talon thinking she is a man and basically lets her love override the gender accepting Talon for who she is completelyOne note of warning there are rape triggers in this novel so if you re sensitive to that please be prepared or perhaps look to another bookThere was some predictability in the book for me but there were plenty of surprises and the story was unraveled in an engaging way regardless Overall the author did a great job telling this story and I recommend reading it

CHARACTERS Sword of the Guardian A Legend of Ithyria

Ll be come the Princess's bodyguard But what Shasta doesn't know is that her new guardian has a very well kept secret he is actually a sheTalon and Shasta soon grow closer than anyone especially her father could have predicted Will the truth of her guardian's secret change their relationship foreverBook 1 of The Legends of Ithyria Serie. I loved the world building and the main characters were very likable this is a dynamite combination for me I am looking forward to reading books in the series


About the Author: Merry Shannon

Merry Shannon was born in California and grew up a military brat Raised in a conservative family she was not allowed to watch cartoons and moved around so much that she made few friends; and so she turned to books for companionship and entertainment She fell in love with reading at a very young age and soon began to write her own storiesHer love of fantasy and adventure began very early and