A Knight to Remember



❮Reading❯ ➹ A Knight to Remember ➱ Author Anne Barwell – E17streets4all.co.uk The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon Aric, Crown Prince of Astria, has been brought up to believe that all dragons are evil But when he speaks with one, he finds himself questionin The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon Aric, Crown Prince of Astria, has been brought up to believe that all dragons are evil But when he speaks with one, he finds himself questioning those beliefs The dragon tells him to find a sword in Sherwin Forest to save not only his kingdom but also his sister, Georgia, who must otherwise wed the prince of a neighboring kingdomAt the start of his quest, Aric dons a A Knight PDF \ disguise and meets Denys, an archer and herbalist who lives alone at the edge of the forest Denys agrees to guide Aric into the forest, but then Georgia appears, revealing Aric s true identityHowever, Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever.A Knight to Remember

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them this is an ongoing discussion, and to date it appears as though the cats may be winningIn she completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music Bachelor of Teaching She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library She is a member of the Upper Hutt A Knight PDF \ Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley OrchestraShe is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as too many These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of spare time is really just a myth.

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  • ebook
  • 204 pages
  • A Knight to Remember
  • Anne Barwell
  • English
  • 02 April 2017
  • 1623808618

10 thoughts on “A Knight to Remember

  1. says:

    3.75 starsDragons Magic swords, mages, enchantment spells, action, and adventure All packed into this little fantasy The author takes us on a journey through enchanted forests on a quest to unite two kingdoms.While the world building in A Knight to Remember is good, it does occur to me that the story seems familiar We have the main character, Prince Aric, who is on a quest for a magic sword held in Sherwin forest It is prophesied that this sword will allow whoever finds it to unite the ki 3.75 starsDragons Magic swords, mages, enchantment spells, action, and adventure All packed into this little fantasy The author takes us on a journey through enchanted forests on a quest to unite two kingdoms.While the world building in A Knight to Remember is good, it does occur to me that the story seems familiar We have the main character, Prince Aric, who is on a quest for a magic sword held in Sherwin forest It is prophesied that this sword will allow whoever finds it to unite the kingdoms of the land in peace On his journey, Aric, posing as a King s knight, meets Denys, a mysterious, young man of many skills A handsome man who seems to have some magic mojo himself he may or may not be a mage and is willing and able to take Aric through the enchanted forest to retrieve the sword held there in a stone statue Hmmm This story skirts around the 20th century Arthur Merlin legends but adds some twists Here, Aric has a plucky twin sister, Georgia, who decides she must join him on his quest And Aric s quest is instigated by a visit from a black Dragon who tells him of the sword and his destiny to claim it This wasn t some feral animal, or a mindless beast Aric could see its intelligence reflected in its dark, slitted eyes The only way to fight magic is with magic You must seek the Sword of Sherwin and save your kingdom The dragon opened its wings Aric gasped They were the length of several men, black cobwebs of fine leather and scale The dragon took to the air, gliding, hovering above him, its movement graceful, majestic Something about it called to him, touched him All in all, the adventure is enjoyable, there are skirmishes with some pursuing bad guys, and clashes with evil magical creatures But there is nothing really astounding here, and I do have an issue with the main character Aric comes off as a bit of a ditz He s on this dangerous, important quest but time and again, he has a habit of daydreaming or getting lost in thought at the most critical moments He isn t the strong, focused leader that I d want in such a story, and so I found him a bit frustrating In fact, Georgia is muchcentered, clear headed, and capable when confronting danger I kept wondering at her constant presence she certainly acts as a damper on Aric and Denys budding attraction yet, here they are, traipsing the forest with a sister in tow But, Georgiaishandy with a bow she recalls some of Tanith Lee or Tamora Pierce s heroines , and she does, at one point, conveniently disappear when some personal time is needed Denys, the mysterious forest man, is alsointeresting he s an expert archer, and his bow has an intriguing engraving on it which matches the tattoo on his lower stomach the meaning of which becomes evident in a nice twist to the story When Aric finally gets a chance to touch that tattoo, sparks fly and the guys go into a kind of sexual heat The author has an easy to read writing style and a plot which, except for one sex scene, could fit in the YA fantasy genre In fact, if I were a teen and this were my first fantasy shifter story, then I d probably love itWhile there was nothing really new here for me and I didn t find Aric and Denys connection especially compelling, A Knight to Remember was a pleasant read If you love dragons, magic, and some adventure in a fantasy read that is light on sex, then give this book a try Apparently there will be a sequel which will pick up a year after the end of this one For this review and lots of other cool stuff please visit The Blog of Sid Love

  2. says:

    3.5 5.0A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell is a fantasy adventure, with knights, dragons, magic , warring kingdoms and subterfuge The story begins with Prince Aric making his way back to the castle from visiting his Aunt Hannah His aunt had been banished from the castle after her sister, the queen, dies Aric and his twin sister Georgia are forbidden to speak to her, which it appears they both disregard We soon learn that not all Aric has been taught to believe is the truth when he meets a d 3.5 5.0A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell is a fantasy adventure, with knights, dragons, magic , warring kingdoms and subterfuge The story begins with Prince Aric making his way back to the castle from visiting his Aunt Hannah His aunt had been banished from the castle after her sister, the queen, dies Aric and his twin sister Georgia are forbidden to speak to her, which it appears they both disregard We soon learn that not all Aric has been taught to believe is the truth when he meets a dragon on his way back to the castle.To read the full review please go to

  3. says:

    3.5 StarsA Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell is a fantasy adventure, with knights, dragons, magic , warring kingdoms and subterfuge The story begins with Prince Aric making his way back to the castle from visiting his Aunt Hannah His aunt had been banished from the castle after her sister, the queen, dies Aric and his twin sister Georgia are forbidden to speak to her, which it appears they both disregard We soon learn that not all Aric has been taught to believe is the truth when he meets a 3.5 StarsA Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell is a fantasy adventure, with knights, dragons, magic , warring kingdoms and subterfuge The story begins with Prince Aric making his way back to the castle from visiting his Aunt Hannah His aunt had been banished from the castle after her sister, the queen, dies Aric and his twin sister Georgia are forbidden to speak to her, which it appears they both disregard We soon learn that not all Aric has been taught to believe is the truth when he meets a dragon on his way back to the castle The dragon is nothing like he has been led to believe, it is intelligent and appears to know Aric s aunt and mother The dragon tells Aric there is a way to save his kingdom and his sister from an arranged marriage if he retrieves the sword of Sherwin, from Sherwin s forest.So begins the adventure Aric is travelling in disguise as a knight s apprentice No one has seen the royal family in years so Aric is able to move about unrecognized As Aric travels to find the sword, he happens upon Denys Denys lives alone in the forest outside of the village of Woodleigh He is shunned by most of the villagers as he is thought to practice magic which is banned in Astria Denys is a knowledgeable herbalist and archer There are things about him that would lead the people to view him as a mage but he does not believe it himself.Denys agrees after a time to guide Aric through Sherwin forest Denys is one of the only to have survived a trip into and out of the forest There is an immediate attraction between Denys and Aric although they do not completely trust each other As they get to know one another Aric wants to be honest with Denys about who he is but is waiting for the right time He wants Denys to like him for himself, not because he is the prince This does not go as planned Georgia shows up unexpectedly and reveals Arics identity to Denys.The story centers on a prophecy stating that the The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon It is stated that once the rulers of Astria and the Dragons were in alliance When a misunderstanding occurs, this prophecy is revealed and the interpretation leads to Astria viewing the dragons as their enemy and hunting them to almost extinction.The dragon lore was interesting and something I would enjoy readingabout The romance between Denys and Aric felt a bit sudden but it was explained as the story developed The political turmoil is not resolved and the story lends itself to a sequel but I would not consider it a cliffhanger Overall I found the book enjoyable and the romance sweet.Deb s review can also be found at Live Your Life, Buy The Book

  4. says:

    Wait It just ends I wanna know how it all works out There is so much unfinished So much that just needs an ending I want to see view spoiler the wedding I want to see Aric go home and face his father I want to see the dragons and Astria become allies I want to know what happens with Logan What happens with Georgia How is Denys coping with his new abilities Where are they With the dragons until Georgia Rules Nadine their father dies hide spoiler sigh there is just soo much Wait It just ends I wanna know how it all works out There is so much unfinished So much that just needs an ending I want to see view spoiler the wedding I want to see Aric go home and face his father I want to see the dragons and Astria become allies I want to know what happens with Logan What happens with Georgia How is Denys coping with his new abilities Where are they With the dragons until Georgia Rules Nadine their father dies hide spoiler sigh there is just soo muchthat needs to be finished

  5. says:

    4 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviews This book is a stand alone and might be part of a series in the futureAric might be the Crown Prince of Astria but he is firmly under the thumb of his father as is his twin sister Georgia After a forbidden visit to his aunts Aric meets a dragon and he begins to realise that not everything he was taught was true, the dragon tells him to find a magical sword which will save his kingdom and his sister Heading off on his quest in a disguise he meets D 4 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviews This book is a stand alone and might be part of a series in the futureAric might be the Crown Prince of Astria but he is firmly under the thumb of his father as is his twin sister Georgia After a forbidden visit to his aunts Aric meets a dragon and he begins to realise that not everything he was taught was true, the dragon tells him to find a magical sword which will save his kingdom and his sister Heading off on his quest in a disguise he meets Denys who begrudgingly offers to act as his guide to Sherwin Forest, as they progress Aric discovers he isn t the only one with a secret This is a brilliant fantasy story that I hope we will see muchof in the future Aric is butting heads with his father the older he gets, now twenty four he feels that his father is losing his grip and putting the kingdom in danger by ignoring the information Aric discovered When a dragon tells Aric of a way to protect his kingdom he sets out on a quest Denys is a loner who lives at the edge of a forest when he comes across a traveller who has a magical cloak, he offers to escort the man to his destination if no one else will and finds himself returning to Sherwin Forest The two men become close on their journey but their tentative relationship is nearly destroyed when Georgia turns up and blurts out the truth about Aric Continuing on the journey their joy at finding love is cut short when Aric loses his memory, they still have a quest to fulfil and they discover enemy s from within the kingdom.I did really enjoy this story and liked the way that it was developed, the flow of the story was pretty smooth and was very easy to read The characters were great and we get a really good feel for both Aric and Denys, at times Aric would let his mind wander and Denys would seem a bit standoffish but they were characters you could connect to There was some pretty good background to the story which we discoveredof as we progressed through the story, and secrets were uncovered which added nicely to the story The story is quite interesting and at times you can understand why things are the way they are in the kingdom, but you can also see where the over reaction has taken place and the ill effects it has wrought There were many things to enjoy with this book but there was also things that annoyed, like why Georgia joined Aric on his quest, I couldn t see the point other than she was a brilliant archer, she didn t really add much to the story other than stopping Aric and Denys from getting intimate at times She does come in handy later in the book though The ending had me gritting my teeth in frustration because nothing has been resolved, the very reason why Aric went on the quest still lingers and because of the circumstances you don t see how it ever really will be either, and this is where we fall on our knee s and pray that Anne Barwell will continue with this as a series I will recommend this to those who love fantasy, dragons, magic, a quest, betrayal, finding love and a happy for now ending

  6. says:

    I don t think I can do justice in describing how utterly repulsive this book is I still laugh at myself for not buying this as a joke The only saving grace from that fateful mistake was that it was rightfully so at a discount book store, so at least I saved some money.This is a book offensive to most everyone fantasy book fans, the gays, and creative writers alike The descriptions are boring The world building is nothingthan an uneducated person s vague idea of what medieval Europe I don t think I can do justice in describing how utterly repulsive this book is I still laugh at myself for not buying this as a joke The only saving grace from that fateful mistake was that it was rightfully so at a discount book store, so at least I saved some money.This is a book offensive to most everyone fantasy book fans, the gays, and creative writers alike The descriptions are boring The world building is nothingthan an uneducated person s vague idea of what medieval Europe was plus the typical fantasy aspects of dragons and magic The characters and their thoughts and actions are nonsensical Further, nothing motivates me to care about them If anything, as the book progresses, my annoyance of them increases.Alas, I do not wish to dedicatethan a few minutes time to thinking over this sorry excuse for literature Therefore, I will finish with this Barwell, work on getting better writing skills and use them to write about something different as the object of your fantasy other than gay men with internalized homophobia

  7. says:

    Review posted at The Armchair Reader.I was immediately drawn to this book for two reasons First, I ve wanted to read an Anne Barwell book forever I ve bought all of her s as they ve come out They ve all seemed rather interesting to me but for some reason I ve never had time to actually read them So I was really excited that she had written another book, which secondly, seemed rather Merlin esque You ve got a crown prince, a king that has banished magic and is a pretty crappy father, and the Review posted at The Armchair Reader.I was immediately drawn to this book for two reasons First, I ve wanted to read an Anne Barwell book forever I ve bought all of her s as they ve come out They ve all seemed rather interesting to me but for some reason I ve never had time to actually read them So I was really excited that she had written another book, which secondly, seemed rather Merlin esque You ve got a crown prince, a king that has banished magic and is a pretty crappy father, and the fable of dragons which are supposed to be extinct, but really aren t How could I refuse, right It s like Merlin, but with gay guys And my reading went much like I thought it would, at least for the first half of the book, roughly We meet Aric, the crown prince living under his father s thumb and doing just about everything he can to make his own way and hold true to his own beliefs under such a stifling reign His father has banished magic and Aric and his twin sister have grown up with quite a biased education about their history and the history of magic and magical beings in Astria His beliefs are challenged when he once again sneaks out to visit his aunt, his dead mother s sister a forbidden act by his father and is instead greeted in a forest glade by an ancient dragon He s baffled to see it at all believing them to be extinct and evenconfused when the dragon doesn t show the signs of aggression he was taught Instead, the dragon speaks to him, the most surprising thing of all, and tells him that to save his kingdom and his sister, he must set out on a quest to seek the sword hidden in Sherwin Forest.The Sherwin Forest is legend, a dark place said to once be the home of magic and dragons themselves, a place where no living person returns But Aric must believe that what the dragon said was true Their kingdom is in danger from their allies and a marriage treaty that would see his twin sister Georgia married off to the son of the neighboring King Aric doesn t trust them, however It isn t, as his father thinks, because he won t let go of his sister, but because of a treacherous conversation he overheard, in which Georgia will become a pawn for their so called allies to take over Astria Georgia would just become a pawn and her happiness meansto Aric than anything else, even the kingdom he ll one day rule.My experience reading this book was good and disappointing at the same time The first half of the book had me enthralled I love a good sword and sorcery story and the first half of this book started well and continued strongly Soon after Aric sets off to find his way to retrieve the sword from the fabled forest, he meets a handsome man in the woods that seems to have a special magical affinity, no matter how much he denies it The man, Denys, is keeping his own secrets, but seems to believe what he says, which only makes himmysterious He reluctantly decides to help Aric, of whom he also knows very little But Denys knows what happens to those who venture into the forest and how strange it is how it can mess with your mind and how changed you are if you can make it back out His strong and confusing connection to Aric make him want to help.For me, this story really changed while they were in the forest While I don t begrudge an author a choice in their own book simply because it s a plot device that I m really not fond of amnesia , that was the turning point for me in this book because after that the story seemed to collapse in on itself Before that point, about midway through the book, there seemed to be a clear drive in the plot with their trek through the forest and getting to know each other Afterwards, the story seemed to explode in different directions and it all became a little confusing for me I felt like maybe the story wasn t sure where it wanted to go And yes, while it did eventually come back around, it felt like it was leaving out quite a bit of the story I mean, it didn t feel finished, which brings me to another issue I wondered if this was the beginning of a sequel If it is, then I really wish that Dreamspinner would promote it as such That has happened before with some their books, where they re the first part of a series but it isn t written about anywhere And maybe that decision comes later it s possible but that changes my perspective on how I read the book and it definitely means that I consider the book in a different light If it isn t a first book in a series, then this story felt greatly unfinished I didn t particularly feel like the romance was finished but the main plot seems like an early part of a much longer story.I pretty much knew the direction that the story was going to go the main surprise if you will from reading the blurb and at the very least from the minute that Aric meets Denys just after he speaks to the dragon It s not a very big leap to assume that is the case And I was right I suppose what disappointed me was the confusion in the way it got there It seemed a bit messy I have avoided, so far, reading other reviews for this book, but I would be interested now in taking a look or talking to anyone else who read this to see what they think It s possible, of course, that I just didn t get this one and that it wasn t for me Maybe it s the author s style, as this is the first book of her s that I ve read But part of me thinks not, since I felt such a change between the first half and the second half.No matter my ultimately feelings, however, I still liked the book okay I just wanted to like it a lot

  8. says:

    How could it end like that It was great until the end where nothing was resolved There needed to be another book.

  9. says:

    Well written, good story Loved the dragons

  10. says:

    3.5 stars This is a fast moving fantasy novel One of the main characters, Aric, is the prince of his kingdom Due to a prophesy from many years before he was born, the rulers in Aric s kingdom have pledged to eliminate all dragons and magical beings Things are generally peaceful in Aric s kingdom until his father, the King, agrees to an arranged marriage with his daughter and the prince of an adjoining kingdom Aric overhears members of the royal court of the adjoining kingdom state that the 3.5 stars This is a fast moving fantasy novel One of the main characters, Aric, is the prince of his kingdom Due to a prophesy from many years before he was born, the rulers in Aric s kingdom have pledged to eliminate all dragons and magical beings Things are generally peaceful in Aric s kingdom until his father, the King, agrees to an arranged marriage with his daughter and the prince of an adjoining kingdom Aric overhears members of the royal court of the adjoining kingdom state that the marriage is to be a farce, and meant as a means to infiltrate Aric s kingdom Thus, as with every mid evil type story, Aric must go on a quest to find the enchanted Sword of Sherwin that is said to bring unity and peace between kingdoms On page 49 of this book, we find out what the real issue in Aric s quest is all about That quest is integrally tied to the second main character, Denys, a man who has some magical powers and can commune with nature I still do not understand the spelling of Dennis in this book, it looks like a typo for denies Denys joins Aric on his quest, and they fall instantly in love with each other On their quest to Sherwin forrest yes, all through the book, I was reading this as Sherwood Forrest from Robin Hood fame , intense emotions are generated in their relationship causing Denys to transform into a heretofore unknown dragon He finally returns to is human form and comes back to Aric While Denys is off flying about, Aric is terribly upset and goes off looking for his love During his search, he stumbles upon a statue of a dragon with the Sword of Sherwin beneath it But, the price of taking the sword is to completely lose every memory of your life In this case, Aric loses the memories that he has of his prior life and the love that he has found with Denys But, he still instinctively knows that there is a connection between himself and Denys, even though he may not be able to remember the details Of course, the memories return as the book continues, and Aric and Denys accept each other completely It looks like there are real possibilities here for a sequel since the ending of this story is tied up far too quickly, and there is a complete back story of these characters that needs to be told This review, of course, just scratches the surface of this engaging novel I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about chivalrous knights and their tales I give it 4.5 stars

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