Author - Alexia Purdy
Series - The ArcKnight Chronicles #1
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Published - October 22nd 2015
Publisher - Lyrical Lit. Publishing
Format - Kindle
Ardent is the first installment in the ArcKnight Chronicles a paranormal romance about two packs of shifters. Two sisters one destined to be the Queen of the pack the other her little sister each has a future that neither one expects. Rafaela is to be married to Gil the future pack leader but while she may be invested in their future marriage it’s clear that Gil isn’t as faithful. Lily’s Ardent Talisman is stole but she covers for the friend who she know stole it and ends up banished from the only home she’s known. Forced onto the streets in the middle of two waring wolf packs could mean death for most but even though she’s royal Lily won’t give up without a fight.
When Lily encounters a rival wolf she finds a strange connection and the support she so desperately needs. Ephrem at one time was betrothed to marry Lily but before that could happen everything changed, but he never stopped thinking about her. Now that she’s back in his life he’s determined to protect her at all cost. With the help of Ephrem she finds her talisman belonging to the future pack leader of the MarkTier pack. However Lily isn’t the only one with issues Rafaela is now married to Gil and since she hasn’t created an heir he’s decided he needs another wife. Will she be able to change her future of end up being pushed aside?
I like both Lily and Rafaela they each have a unique intertwining story a path that will lead them each for greatness. Both girls also have true champions Lily has Ephrem and Ella with Alec together they have a long road ahead but I can only imagine where it’s going to end. I think the guys are perfect for our royal princess’s they complement them each very well.
I was super excited about Alexia Purdy having a new shifter series because it’s one of my favorite themes and I love her books. I actually picked up all three because I hate waiting for the next one. Ardent is a fast paced novel it’s loaded with action, mystery, romance and magic. I love the characters they are easy to connect with and what’s not to love about kick ass werewolf princess. The concept is intriguing the idea of two packs of shifters fighting over a single town while a new threat looms in the fog. Loved every moment of Ardent it’s a well written captivating story that I can’t wait to finish. I’m a huge fan of the authors writing style it just flows along so smooth and it’s hard to put down had to finish it in a single sitting. My only complaint is that they are short novels and I know I’m going to want more when it ends.