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Jul 26, 2014

Book Review: The Robber Knight by Rob Thier

Title: The Robber Knight
Author: Rob Thier
Publication Date: May 3, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace


When you are fighting for the freedom of your people, falling in love with your enemy is not a great idea. Or is it? Ayla has to defend her castle and her people all on her own, with nobody to help her but a dark warrior she hates with all her heart.

Kayla's Thoughts:

I have always had a love for historical fiction. I mean, I think it is so neat to read about people from a completely other time. And if done right, it can feel as if you too are a part of that time, if only for a while.

I absolutely loved the characters in this novel. Lady Ayla is so headstrong and stubborn. She is a little firecracker. But she is also a brave and loyal and honorable girl. She would do whatever it takes to save her people from any force that would threaten their safety. And Reuben...well, they are so perfect for each other it's not even funny.

The conflict between the two characters is almost comical at times. The way Ayla tries to goad him, and he her, and the fact that this is pretty much hiding their initial attraction to one another. Neither one wants to admit it to themselves, but EVERYONE kind of knows it is there. It is a tension that never goes away.

While Ayla seems to have all her cards on the table, meaning we really do not have any speculation about who she is and all that, this is balanced by the fact that we know almost nothing about Reuben. I mean, the most we know is his identity, but not the secret behind his identity. What made him the man he is today. And I think it is cool that we are given only bits and pieces of his past throughout the entire novel.

Both main characters, along with a plethora of not-so-main but still important characters, will find a common ground in the story. They will have to band together to fight a powerful force threatening Ayla's very people. And much to both's chagrin, the two might even become closer because of it.

But a secret of Reuben's past, of his identity, could tear them apart and cause her to turn against him.


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. There is a bit of a mysterious aspect regarding Reuben, and I think that just adds to the story itself. It is completely worth the read, and I really cannot wait to read more into this world and these characters.

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Author's Bio:

Robert Thier is a German historian and writer of Historical Fiction. His particular mix of history, romance and adventure, always with a good deal of humor thrown in, has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers. For the way he manages to make history come alive, as if he himself had lived as a medieval knight, his fans all over the world have given him the nickname "Sir Rob".

Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see in the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing since birth. Robert lives in the south of Germany in a small village between the three Emperor's Mountains.

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  1. It's a beautiful book :) Such wonderful writing.

  2. Awesome book! I have really enjoyed it :)


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