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@Read Kindle õ Eleanor and the Iron King ó Eleanor de Lacy is forced into an arranged marriage with her father s greatest enemy, Brac Goch, the Welsh king All Eleanor knows of Brac is that he is a ruthless, war hungry manEleanor arrives at the Welsh castle of Bryn Du already expecting the worst When the ghost of Brac Goch s first wife appears and warns her that the Welsh king is not to be trusted, all of Eleanor s fears are confirmedAs the countdown to her wedding day approaches, Eleanor must figure out who is lying, who is telling the truth, who is loyal, and who is the traitor and most of all, if she can love an enemy king I loved this book Eleanor s father takes her to a rival king as a peace offering The rival king, Brac Goch, has killed her beloved brother, Richard, so she is not happy about this She s constantly looking for a way to escape and make her way back home However, the longer she stays, theshe realizes that she may have been wrong about him after all.The pacing of this book is fantastic We get little bits of information at a time which kept me endlessly reading onechapter until I was I loved this book Eleanor s father takes her to a rival king as a peace offering The rival king, Brac Goch, has killed her beloved brother, Richard, so she is not happy about this She s constantly looking for a way to escape and make her way back home However, the longer she stays, theshe realizes that she may have been wrong about him after all.The pacing of this book is fantastic We get little bits of information at a time which kept me endlessly reading onechapter until I was done We know that Eleanor doesn t want to be Brac s wife but as she starts piecing things together, she realizes that she s never been given the true story of what happened in the past or even what s currently happening Her father has treated her poorly her entire life and she expects that treatment, so she s pleasantly surprised by Brac s behavior.Eleanor s a healer and is the only one who can see the ghost of Brac s first wife, who leaves her messages advising her not to trust him Brac isn t thrilled with her healing abilities and it takes a while before she finds out why It was interesting to watch Eleanor adjust to a different culture and realize that the Welsh and English werealike than she originally thought She met some great characters that helped her along the way and helped her see the truth.I ve only read a short story by Julie Daines, which I enjoyed, and since I loved this book, she is an author I will definitely be readingof in the future and am already looking forward to her next book I received a copy of this book to review My opinion is 100% my own.Mel s Shelves In a moment, she must step out into a life completely unknown Her future stretched before her like a great pit of darkness so black she could see nothing of what was to come No candle could illuminate it Not even the noonday sun was bright enough to light her wayEleanor s life was simple follow orders and do your duty, no questions asked Whatever you think or feel doesn t matter When her father announced her that the only way to stop the raging war between the English and thIn a moment, she must step out into a life completely unknown Her future stretched before her like a great pit of darkness so black she could see nothing of what was to come No candle could illuminate it Not even the noonday sun was bright enough to light her wayEleanor s life was simple follow orders and do your duty, no questions asked Whatever you think or feel doesn t matter When her father announced her that the only way to stop the raging war between the English and the Welsh was for her to marry the Welsh King, she did nothing but obey, even if that meant a bleak future and a loveless marriage for her But when she met Brac Goch, he was a man full of surprises she tried very hard to decipher Between ongoing plots and ghosts only she could see, Eleanor tried to make choices of her own and find the truth about the Iron King, her father and the people she trustedIt would serve you well, Eleanor, to consider carefully what you choose to call truthEleanor and the Iron King is one of the books I loved but can t accurately describe why Instead, when I think about it I m overwhelmed with images, feelings and sensations The image of a sad girl who enters a dark and mysterious tower The image of a man with bright red hair and eyes the color of the iron teaching her how to use a bow The image of a pale ghost woman and a chamber covered in blood The image of cells haunted by restless spirits The smell of herbs and nature, the whiteness of the snow, the warmth of the fire.Julie Daines s writing is extraordinary She narrates a story about war, politics and dark magic through the eyes of a girl who felt helpless in a world dominated by men The mystery is something tangible that covers everything like a veil, the descriptions remind of old fairytales told to scare children but also teach them the meaning of kindness and trust and the aftermath of greed and power hunting Eleanor is a heroine who jumps into conclusions, prejudiced against the people she will have to rule someday, her decisions are never wise but she is strong, there is a fire that burns inside her and despite her helplessness she doesn t give upMy dearest EleanorMy pulse was rapid and my breath caught every time Brac whispered those three little words, followed by scolding or amusement, hiding something deeper and devastatingly beautiful The love was building slowly and patiently, you could find traces of it in simple gestures, in wide smiles, in acts of kindness and heartbreaking decisions Eleanor had to open her eyes and realize that the man she thought was the enemy was in fact a friend, a protector and her soulmate.A magical in many ways book, Eleanor and the Iron King won a place in my heart ARC kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Oh My Word I LOVE this book Seriously, LOVE this book I read the whole thing the same day I got it in the mail Yes, it s THAT good.I didn t expect just about anything when reading this book Things in here were completely unexpected I had no clue There is so much in the book, I wish there was MORE to the book, I didn t want it to end It has romance, a ghost story, mystery, paranormal activity, and political intrigue.The book follows Eleanor who is forced to marry the man who has been the Oh My Word I LOVE this book Seriously, LOVE this book I read the whole thing the same day I got it in the mail Yes, it s THAT good.I didn t expect just about anything when reading this book Things in here were completely unexpected I had no clue There is so much in the book, I wish there was MORE to the book, I didn t want it to end It has romance, a ghost story, mystery, paranormal activity, and political intrigue.The book follows Eleanor who is forced to marry the man who has been the means of so much pain for her and her people He has come to her lands and have caused wars and bloodshed to the point that her brother went off to fight him and never returned So when she is forced to marry the King in order to save her people and have peace she does it out of pure duty.When she meets her future husband, she constantly reminds herself of everything she has ever heard of him this warrior king Yet this man is nothing like she heard from her father.When mysterious things start to happen to her, she has nobody she can trust and nobody she can really turn to but her fianc.Eleanor is such a likable character, I didn t really have any problems with her She s loyal to almost a fault, she desirous to help others even her fianc whom she fears I just liked her.The creepiness with this story was fabulous There was a right amount of mystery and thrill that had to turning the page to find out what the heck is going on The twist and turns were a bit obvious except for ONE thing and I didn t see it coming.The romance was perfect Slow moving and romantic enough that it kept you invested and interested I loved the fact that the main love interest is actually a good guy A manly man who is GOOD Completely won worthy male lead.There is SOOOOO much I could just rave about when it comes to this book Seriously rave but I don t want to spoil anything THIS IS A MUST OWN Overall I would recommend this to ANYONE and EVERYONE, it was that good.Sexual Content mildViolence moderate some scenes with blood, creepy ghost story that is a little disturbing but not too graphic, wounds that aren t too gory, some sword fights nothing too graphic Drugs Alcohol mildLanguage none Loving a woman that scorns you is like licking honey from a thorn Or it s like picking a rose from a bush on fire.Whichever makes you feel better.You can imagine what the romance in Eleanor and the Iron King is like slow burn, light, realistic, beautiful, dangerous, and irresistible.I ve run out of adjectives, so let me take you to the very first page of this book The story gets right to the matter at hand War s a bitch Eleanor De Lacy is hauled off like cattle to her enemy in exchangeLoving a woman that scorns you is like licking honey from a thorn Or it s like picking a rose from a bush on fire.Whichever makes you feel better.You can imagine what the romance in Eleanor and the Iron King is like slow burn, light, realistic, beautiful, dangerous, and irresistible.I ve run out of adjectives, so let me take you to the very first page of this book The story gets right to the matter at hand War s a bitch Eleanor De Lacy is hauled off like cattle to her enemy in exchange for a truce between countries Eleanor s father, along with his right hand man Gilbert, delivers her straight to the doorsteps or I should say arms of Brach Goch, the Welshman responsible for killing her brotherI, Eleanor de Lacy, do plight thee, Brac Goch, my toth With these words, Eleanor sealed her fate.As if leaving her English home, having been rejected by the man she has feelings for, and being married to a murderer aren t enough, she is tormented by an apparition on the night of her arrival Soon, she will learn she has enemies on all fronts.The mystery unfolded reasonably and I didn t feel like it dragged on or was underdeveloped I honestly can t find any fault with this book I can not Not with the mystery, the drama, the pace, the plot, the romance, the characters, etc I like it all From a critical eye, both Eleanor and Brach are strong leads Brach is patient and kind Eleanor is prideful and stubborn which I find are good equalities in a strong headed woman Her ignorance can easily be mistaken for hostility and I guess that s only fair when she s living with the enemies.From a fangirl s view, Eleanor and Brach are perfect for each other Don t argue with me otherwise Don t They re totally awesome characters I love them.They start as purely enemies, but when they actually meet, stranger danger becomes a scary reality for Eleanor They go from enemies strangers to frenemies to somethingand I love the growth of that undeniable bond between them Their easy bantering is cute and to die for Yet, I wouldn t want to be caught in the crossfire All in all, I am surprised and pleased by how much I enjoyed the romance.The one thing I didn t enjoy was the healing herb information It was interesting the first and second time But then as the story went on and the poultice healing process continued to be described in details severaltimes, my eyes just sort of glazed over the sentences I wholeheartedly didn t bother to care Why Because it was repetitive and it wasn t worth my time to read about Eleanor giving out the same orders and telling us, step by step, what she was crushing or mixing I reached the point where I had to stop caring, you know Other than that, every sentence of Eleanor and the Iron King was worth reading and I thoroughly liked the book from beginning to end An ARC was given via Netgalley Wow, I haven t done Tumblr edits in a 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