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The Challenge (The Dragon's Dove Chronicles) by [Headlee, Kim Iverson, Headlee, Kim]
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Length: 38 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The gauntlet is thrown. One must die. Refusal is not an option.

Arthur the High King of Breatein has fallen captive of a longtime enemy, the Saxon warrior-princess Camilla, who lusts to avenge the death of her betrothed at Gyan’s hands and will stop at nothing, even the black arts, to achieve her goal. Because Gyan and Arthur have grown estranged, she fears that Arthur may side with Camilla and make her his new queen.

Now Gyan must face all her demons—public as well as private.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 499 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Pendragon Cove Press (11 July 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZGROCUQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #670,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review when I signed up for the release blitz tour. I made no guarantee of a favorable review.

I love reading Arthurian legends so I just had to sign up to host the tour and I am very pleased that I did. My only regret is that it was way to short. The story line moves flawlessly and the author takes the time to ensnare you within her web. The characters are well written and engaging. The fighting sequence was simply amazing and I felt like I was right there cheering Gyan on as she battled Camilla. I also enjoyed the fact that this wasn't a romantic retelling; not that there would have been anything wrong with that but it just would have thrown the story of course.

This was the first book I've read written by this author and I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next and how the story will continue.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Challenge you Not to pick up this ravishing read! 16 July 2015
By Mama Reniazen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
MAMA'S THOUGHTS:
This is a true short story- less than half an hour to read, and it is important that you have read Dawn's Flight first if you intend avoid spoilers. That being said, this was another wonderful addition to the Dragon's Dove Chronicles universe, and a great showcase of Gyan's determination to do what's right, even when she isn't totally sure what "right" may be.
With Headlee's signature attention to detail and period accuracy, The Challenge thrusts you into a whole new type of Arthurian legend- one where the woman are not mere fodder for men's distractions and rivalries, but the true story tellers and bearers of the weight of their world. 4.5 stars for this action packed tale!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Written and Engaging 14 July 2015
By Laura Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
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4 and 1/2 Stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review when I signed up for the release blitz tour. I made no guarantee of a favorable review.

I love reading Arthurian legends so I just had to sign up to host the tour and I am very pleased that I did. My only regret is that it was way to short. The story line moves flawlessly and the author takes the time to ensnare you within her web. The characters are well written and engaging. The fighting sequence was simply amazing and I felt like I was right there cheering Gyan on as she battled Camilla. I also enjoyed the fact that this wasn't a romantic retelling; not that there would have been anything wrong with that but it just would have thrown the story of course.

This was the first book I've read written by this author and I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next and how the story will continue.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will I read future books by Kim Headlee? Without question! 15 July 2015
By Liza O'Connor - Published on Amazon.com
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The Challenge by Kim Iverson Headlee is a superbly written short story about a love thought to be lost forever, but unexpectedly gains new life.

While Gyan has many reasons to abandon King Arthur and return to her former home, instead she decides to fight the Sorceress who has taken her king, even when he declares even if she wins against the Sorcerss, she will die this day.

The battle is riveting and the conclusion unexpected but heartwarming. The only complaint I had, is it ended way too soon. I wanted more. The good news is that Kim is writing an 8 book Arthurian series. I for one can't wait!

I received an ARC for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FIGHTING FOR WHAT IS RIGHT 15 July 2015
By Redrabbitt - Published on Amazon.com
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This story kept me captivated and the pages turning. A story old as time, good versus evil. Gyan, the High Queen of Breatein, must confront and fight the Saxon warrior-princess Camilla who is holding her husband, Arthur, the High King captive. The plot twists kept me in constant suspense as decisions must be made, to fight to the death without aid, to allow the archers to intervene, and in the end, what will happen is she is the victor. This is a short story that packs a punch!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rainbow of Feelings 17 September 2015
By M.C. Simon - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved, loved, loved “The Challenge”!
Inside you can find all kinds of feelings and situations.. disappointment, hate, anger, mystery, fights, wizards and most of all, LOVE.
The Challenge is another pearl from Kim Headlee! It is a short story that succeeded to bring tears into my eyes and… peace. Finally, love still exist!