Author: Dina L Sleiman
Series: Valiant Hearts book 1
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/retelling Christian Historical romance
Rating: 5 stars
Dauntless is a bit of a Robin Hood retelling with a twist. Lady Merry Ellison is an outlaw, because her father plotted against King John. Her and the other village children are the only survivors of the king's revenge. Merry only goal is to protect the children in her care even though she is still a child herself.
At one point she was a noblewoman with dreams for the future, now she is just trying to survive as an outlaw. Timothy Grey has orders from his overlord to find the ghosts and bring them to justice. He's in for the surprise of his life when he discovers who the leader of the ghost's is. He is the youngest son of a nobleman who's dreams of a future died when the woman he'd loved died. Or so he thought.
Dauntless is book full of surprises twist and turns. But that what's makes it such a great read, and I for one cannot wait to read the next book in the series. I love a book with strong warrior women who still know that they need help. Young adult books as well as adult books need more of this type of heroines like Merry. So I am glad that Dina has at least two more books coming out in this series.