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Title: The King's Guard (Fire and Thorns #0.7)
Author: Rae Carson
Year Published: 2013
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Synopsis: At fifteen years old, Hector is the youngest squire in the most elite military force in the country. And his first day is disastrous. Everyone assumes the only reason he was recruited is his close personal association with King Alejandro, not because he's really earned it.
But Alejandro needs Hector for a secret mission, one that gives him the chance to prove to everyone—including himself—that he is worthy to be a Royal Guard. Hector must break into the ancient Fortress of Wind to retrieve something so important that the kingdom's future depends on it. What Hector finds in the fortress will stretch his bond of friendship with his king near to breaking. And it will prepare him to become the fearsome warrior and lord commander Elisa will never let go.
A riveting prequel to Rae Carson's epic and acclaimed Fire and Thorns series.
Review: Hector is a fan favorite of this trilogy. In this prequel novella, Hector has an adventure of his own, but it is an adventure that impacts a lot of people in the kingdom. It was nice to see Rosaura and Alejandro together. I really liked Queen Rosaura.
So many things were established in this novella that really make the wheels moving in the other books. It is nice to see where things started.
I loved the adventure of this novella. Every chapter had me excited to continue reading. Like all the novellas from this series, they really add good stories instead of just retellings from another POV.
I give this novella a 5/5. I suggest all of these novellas, but this one most of all! After reading this, I wanted to reread the first two books in this series before I start the third one.