Queen in Exile

Rumors of War hang over Princess Jeniah s peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telepahtic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and hRumors of War hang over Princess Jeniah s peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telepahtic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people, storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from tyranny.On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer Torn between embracing her destiny as queen af Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyranny.
Queen in Exile Rumors of War hang over Princess Jeniah s peaceful country of Arden a land that shuns both magic and warfare Following a lifelong dream Jeniah forms a telepahtic bond with a revered creature called

  • Title: Queen in Exile
  • Author: Donna Hatch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Queen in Exile”

    1. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed reading it, but only because I was in the mood for something totally cliche that didn't require much brain power. :] A big turn off for me for this book was that they were both impossibly beautiful. Why do authors think we want to read about two perfect people falling in love?! Completely unrelatable. It wasn't a problem that he was "radiating masculine beauty" until I found out she was also "ethereally beautiful".I was smiling while I read it, but in the same way t [...]

    2. I love romance and this was cute, but the creatures I couldn't "see" them in my mind. This book really should have been divided into three books to allow the princes to grow in character ( she has her Young all through the book and then suddenly grow up to get back her kingdom, this would take some time of learning and although it was supposed to happen with her chayim.Only the chayim didn't tell her how Thought it would happen withthe wise women in Darbor but that didn't happen either) One book [...]

    3. This book is a favourite of mine because I am a sucker for a sweeping fantasy, an epic romance and a lead female that goes from strength to strength. Queen in Exile is a book I have re-read several times now because I class it as one of my 'comfort books'. The plot flows effortlessly and the characters are engaging but beautifully complex. Jeniah is a beautiful person inside and out and I will forever be in love with Kai because I would love a knight in shining armour (Yes I know I'm meant to be [...]

    4. Second read (September 2011): Enjoyed it as much this time around. Donna's Fantasy novel is totally different than her Regency books. Both are enjoyable and full of awesome characters. I hope she write's more in both genres. First read (May 2010): Donna Hatch is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. I’ve read all her regencies and was excited to see what her fantasy world would be like. I wasn’t disappointed, it was clear that Hatch put a lot of thought into creating her world of Arden [...]

    5. Happy Birthday to me! This was a book that I just got from a spoiling friend for my Birthday. All I can ever say about Donna Hatch is that I LOVE HER!!! I wish she wrote books weekly and I wish I could read them over and over for the first time. I loved this book. I can finally say it againI LOVED A BOOK! It's felt like forever since I have wanted to endlessly read a book. The main hearthrob Kai is everything you ever want in your leading man. I even loved Jeniah. They were so great together and [...]

    6. I had a lot of problems with this story. Both characters were gorgeous, and they spent plenty of time mooning over the physical perfection of the other. Despite the action, most of it feels like a dramatic teen romance. The hero is wounded at heart and frequently says things like, he could not allow her to get close to his heart. The major impediment to their love is the fact that he is a commoner and she is royalty, so he is constantly pulling away from her and reminding himself that she is una [...]

    7. I really, really enjoyed this book. It was a beautifully written fantasy romance with a clean romance that I just loved. The touch of fantasy that was thrown in made it a great read for me. It's pure escapism so that made it perfect for the mood I was in. I'll be looking for more by this author.

    8. There are few books that completely sweep me away into their worlds, and leave me thinking about them days after I've read them. In some cases I have to fight the urge to not pick it back up and read it immediately after I've finished it. Donna Hatch's Queen in Exile did just that, as it held me captive the moment I opened the book and entered it's beautiful world.Queen in Exile has everything I love in a good fantasy book, lore, action, romance, forbidden love, a strong heroine who emulates eve [...]

    9. I think unless I pick up a romance novel, I really don't want very much romance in my book. If it is very, very secondary I don't mind, but if it's the main point of the story, I'm not interested. I think I've grown less tolerant in this area than I've been in the past. It seems like the romance here was a little too sickeningly sweet, and I don't want that in my fantasy novels.The characters just didn't do it for me here. I might have been able to get past the romance if I had really liked the [...]

    10. A well documented weakness of mine is a Hot Boy with Sword and what could possibly be better than a knight sent to help a neighboring kingdom prepare for a war? The answer is nothing, of course, because that premise alone has me hooked. Donna Hatch pens an absolutely delicious fantasy, rich in setting and with a plot that will leave you wondering what's coming around the next corner. The journey that Kai and Jeniah take is one that removes Jeniah from the only land she's known into, literally, f [...]

    11. I will admit that I was a little skeptical when I first picked up Queen in Exile by Donna Hatch. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it - I'm strange when it comes to fantasy. I like most elements of it, and yet some just don't work for me. I don't really understand high fantasy, and when everything has strange names and I'm having to keep twelve thousand characters straight that's not my talent. I have to say, though, that I was very pleasantly entertained by this novel.Kai, the Darborian k [...]

    12. Tifferz Take:I have entered every contest possible to get my hands on this book and it paid off! I was a lucky winner. I was not asked to review this book! I wanted to because you all may not know about it! I got the book and started reading and did not put the book down till it was done! This is such an enchanting tail that Donna has spun for all of us to enjoy. I was drawn into the tail so quickly and fell in love with Jeniah and Kai. Jeniah is such a strong character and I liked her thought p [...]

    13. This fantasy/historical romance was hard to put down. It is action packed from start to finish with both adventure and romance. There is never a dull moment, and I enjoyed the characters and the fact that it was a clean romance. Better written than many of the other romances I have read.

    14. There are few books that completely sweep me away into their worlds, and leave me thinking about them days after I've read them. In some cases I have to fight the urge to not pick it back up and read it immediately after I've finished it. Donna Hatch's Queen in Exile did just that, as it held me captive the moment I opened the book and entered it's beautiful world.Queen in Exile has everything I love in a good fantasy book, lore, action, romance, forbidden love, a strong heroine who emulates eve [...]

    15. Rumors of war hang over Princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telepathic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. Wh [...]

    16. This book is a new favorite! Writing this review makes me want to go back and read it again. It was so great! I'm gushing now.This could be Young Adult or Adult. It's borderline. Jeniah was 18 at the start but nineteen for the majority of the book and twenty at the end. The boy interest was definitely not a little boy. Kai was twenty-six and a powerful warrior brought from an ally country to Jeniah's country to train their troops. One little detail of Kai's character I loved was the way he treat [...]

    17. I tried to like this book. I just couldn't do it. The story line was good but, Hatch would just go around in circles. The thing with Kai saying over and over again. It was the same with Jeniah. It made the book more agonizing to read than anything else. Then, all through ought the book all I could think of is how naive her writing is, and also about history battle sequence. Also I tried so hard to like the characters,but that failed. But like I said, the meat of the story is good. Hatch just nee [...]

    18. 4.5 rating.I loved loved loved this book! Well written with completely swoon worthy main characters and a few good supporting characters. The heroine was just fantastic and I loved that she was smart, had a deep sense of integrity and morality, and a strength of character. The hero was much the same and I enjoyed reading about how these two came together and how they overcame physical and emotional hurdles. Their romance was believable and true. I appreciated that it was based on more than just [...]

    19. I'm not a big fantasy reader, but I really enjoyed this book! Especially once I got past the first 35 pages or so. Until then, the story is building and the fantasy/magic part really comes out. Jeniah is a princess in a kingdom with two moons. Kai is a common man/turned knight, who is sent from another kingdom to train up warriors for a rumored war. They meet in the forest, before either one realizes who each other is. When her kingdom is suddenly taken by a surprise attack, she has to escape to [...]

    20. Beautiful cover, beautifully written book.I don't know what it is but this book felt good in my hands.The first chapter was by far one of the best few pages I've read in some time !It caught me whole and seized me till I finished the book.I feel like it's safe to say that this book is mostly about second chance, and believing within yourself that you hold that chance on your own whenever you need it.Which is why it's unlike most love stories you read on books these days.It's about different kind [...]

    21. I don't generally read fantasy, and when I do it's along the lines of Diana Wynne Jones and JK Rowling, i.e YA non-romance. So this was a first to me, and because of that, I don't know how to judge it against others in this genre. I expected equal parts fantasy and romance, but felt the romance angle (which was very well done!) was stronger than the fantasy angle, although the fantasy element was definitely there. But since, as I said, I don't read much fantasy romance, I can't judge whether Que [...]

    22. Wow. What can I say? I really wanted to love this book. It had all the hallmarks of a great story. But it just fell flat. Maybe if the author didn't try to jam that much action into under 400 pages. But it seemed rushed and contrived. Everything was wrapped up too easily and nicely for my liking. I like a happy ending but I like for the characters to have to work at it a little. The characters were too shallow and not very interesting. Inhumanly beautiful people rarely are. The most interesting [...]

    23. After reading a book that was NOT character driven at all, this was a welcome addition. I loved the two main characters almost instantly. The romance aspect is sweet and their interactions/dialogue are NOT pathetic (which is hard to find in a romance). The storyline moved along quickly and it all shapes up in a happily ever after ending (which is exactly what I was after). I highly recommend this one if that's what you're looking for. I'm liking Donna Hatch quite a bit for a fun, romantic pick-m [...]

    24. I heard about this book on the chatter for the clean reads group I am on here at . What a good book, Donna Hatch. I just loved it! I finished it yesterday and I'm still thinking about it today. I want to read more. That's how I KNOW it's a good book. What would I say made it a good book? I love a book with strong characters. Loyalty, romanceum, yum. I have also read The Stranger She Married and enjoyed that, but not as much as this book.

    25. *sigh*Oh how I loved Queen in Exile!! As always Donna Hatch did an amazing job!! This is definitely one that I'll read over and over again and share it with everyone! I can't wait to read the next adventure that Donna has in store!

    26. This book was sooooo good. I stayed up til 2:30 last night reading it and with two small kids at home, I try not to let anything get in the way of my sleep. It was worth it too! I'm so glad I decided to buy this one!

    27. Actually surprised more people haven't heard of this because it was a very good story. Similar to Graceling, but not so much to where it takes away from the story and characters. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in need of a good middle grade/fantasy.

    28. What a great book and a great author! No language and clean all the way through. I could read this book many times over.

    29. This was the first Donna Hatch book that I have read and I enjoyed it so much! Can't wait to read more from this author!

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