By Leah Rose
Lands Atlantic Publishing
May 1st, 2012
Synopsis via Goodreads
Sixteen year old Jeilin leaves the ordinary behind when she's inducted into the king's service as a horseback riding messenger. She expects a life of adventure and freedom, but those hopes are shattered after being captured by a foreign army.
Given the choice between death and conversion, she swears service to the enemy even though, in her heart, she remains loyal to her kingdom.
As Jeilin's youthful innocence crumbles, she wonders if the prince will still be fond of her; if she can even find a way to help place him back on his rightful throne.
Full of turmoil and sacrifice, The Messenger is a powerful tale of survival, bravery, and loyalty.
Though a small publishing house, Lands Atlantic Publishing has produced one of my favorite series, The Pace series by Shelena Shorts. The Messenger not only has a pretty cool cover but I get the feeling it is going to be a really great book as well. Thankfully the release date for this one isn't that far off. Can't wait! What do you think?