15-year-old Marieke disguises herself as a boy at the all-male archers’ guild of St. Sebastian, which she suspects houses her father’s killers. When the handsome Journeyman archer Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, soon she’s determined to help him win the annual guild trials, to earn the honors robbed of her own father. Keeping her identity hidden will be hard. Living among a pack of gorgeous boys without giving herself away? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself to see Tristan become the next guardsman without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl who loves him. Robin Hood meets Mulan and Princess Bride in this frothy but literate romp through medieval Belgium that’s packed with slow-burn romance, lust, longing, angst, humor, and plenty of longbow archery competitions.
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