Talon of the Unnamed Goddess

Talon of the Unnamed Goddess

ABOUT J.R. Tomlin

J.R. Tomlin
I write historical novels set in Scotland during its bloody war of independence and co-write fantasies with C. R. Daems.



Alisha is the newest Talon of the Raptor Clan, mercenaries prized by rulers, nobles, and the wealthy as elite bodyguards. Her skill with a blade and her magical rune have won her a prized place as a Talon, but she wins her fights through wits as much as her skill. 

Guarding a spoiled young princess is Alisha's first assignment for the clan. Surrounded by dangerous plots, keeping the girl alive takes all of Alisha's guile. When assassination turns the princess into a queen on the run, Alisha needs every tool she possesses to protect her young charge, help her find the strength to grow up and reclaim a throne.
An Amazon.com review:
Aisha is the newest Talon of the Raptor Clan. She is not the strongest or the fastest but she has learned to use her wits to make up for this. Her first assignment is to protect Rhiannon, princess and heir to the throne. Aisha manages to avert several assassination attempts but can she win a war? 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and that has a lot to do with Aisha and her charge, Rhiannon. These are two very strong, independent women who are more than capable of making difficult decisions on their own - a nice change from all the Twilightesque heroines populating so many novels these days, women who need a man (preferably dangerous and unattainable) to complete them. 

Talon of the Unnamed Goddess is a fast and exciting read with lots of action and a great storyline. So if you're looking for a well-crafted fantasy adventure with strong female protagonists, this is definitely the book for you.