The Warrior Maiden By Melanie Dickerson
Book/Novel Author: Melanie Dickerson
Book/Novel Title: The Warrior Maiden
A reimagining of the classic Mulan tale in medieval Europe, where both love and war challenge even the strongest of hearts.When Mulan takes her fathers place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole lifeand that her life, and her mothers, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she cant prove herself on the battlefield, she could face deathor, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher.Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German dukes son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all timesor showing him up in embarrassing ways.From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be?Praise for Melanie Dickerson:When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say islong live the queen! Julie Lessman, award-winning authorThis is a novel in the Hagenheim series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson, but it can be read as a standalone. Includes discussion questions.