Okay, I'm done.
Admittedly, I was hesitant to read this novel because I knew the Elisa/Hector swoons would be non-existent since this is Hector's POV prior
to Elisa's reign in Joya d'Arena. But then all I had to remember was how I love Hector and that he's quite possibly one of my favorite love interests ever, and I was convinced this novella needed to be read, despite the fact that I've already finished reading the full-length novels in the series.
And I'm really glad I did. Not only do you get a peak at Hector as a young man, vying for his spot as a member of the Royal Guard, but you get to see Alejandro with his first wife, Rosaura. Oh, and how Hector is instrumental in Rosario's birth. It's quite priceless. I never would have guessed...
Also, Fernando. I had to double-check the name, but as soon as he was described as a superior archer, I knew it had to be that
Fernando. Not that he was given much mention in the books, but the fact that I remember him is significant. But I do have a fondness for archery. =)
I've loved all of the novellas in this series, but I think this is my favorite because even though we know Hector as the honorable man he is now, it was nice to see that he was the same at the tender age of 15.
**You don't have to read any
of the prequel novellas, but you totally should.**
This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue