The Lost Warriors
- Author: Cait Marie
- Genre: YA Fantasy
- Publication Date: April 21, 2021
- Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
- Series: The Nihryst #0.1
CONTENT WARNING: death
Thief. Immortal Warrior. Cursed Forever?
Most people would be sentenced to death for stealing from King Henri. But not his childhood best friend Loxley.
When he and his men are caught, Loxley is ordered to serve the king instead. With a war brewing in the kingdom across the sea, King Henri sets a curse on the thieves and forces them to do his dirty work.
Loxley and his crew serve as soldiers and spies in the war, and stories quickly spread of the unstoppable gang, labeling them as the fierce immortal warriors known as the Nihryst. After three years, the war comes to an end but at great cost to King Henri. Now, Loxley must atone for his part in it all and face the truth that his life will never be the same.
So it’s not a secret that I truly do love this series. And I also love a good backstory. While The Lost Legends and The Lost Prince are amazing books in their own rights, this short story provides a whole new level to the story.
Loxley is one of my favorite characters, and throughout the series, he has been delightfully complex. There’s always something appealing to me about learning what makes a character the way they are. And this story does so in just 23 short pages. I learned about how Loxley grew up, and what led to the curse that changed not just his life, but that of his entire crew.
While the story focuses mainly on Loxley, I loved seeing my favorite crew members pop up in the story. In addition, there are tiny little breadcrumbs dropped throughout the story making it clear that the story is inspired by Robin Hood. I don’t know how she managed it, but in a short story, she snuck in betrayal, romance, and action that blew me away and had me dying to get my hands on more of this series.
And the best part? You can get it for FREE right now here.
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