The Royal Companion - Tanya Bird

The Royal Companion

By Tanya Bird

  • Release Date: 2017-03-23
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 289 Ratings

Description

She is the gift he did not want. He is the prince she is forbidden to love.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOOLLAHRA DIGITAL LITERARY AWARDS 2017

Companions are the kingdom's most beautiful and educated women—possessions of Syrasan's royal men.

Aldara is sixteen when she is sold to the obnoxious crown prince as a gift for his brother. Forced to leave the only life she has ever known, Aldara is sent to Archdale Castle, where she is mentored to become Prince Tyron's perfect Companion. But no amount of lessons can prepare her for the troubled man marked by war. He sees straight through the polished exterior presented to him. He sees her. She must keep the facade together or deal with the repercussions.

Prince Tyron has just returned from war. All he wants is privacy to grieve the men who died at the border. So when his brother gifts him a Companion upon his return, he is forced to embrace a tradition he has so far managed to avoid. Except Aldara is not like the others. She walks with her face to the sun and arms swinging. Her laughter makes him forget the lie. But if they ignore the rules that safeguard them, there will be consequences…

This is book one in The Companion series. If you enjoy medieval romance that is out of this world, then this epic tale of love against all odds is for you.

Trigger warning: This book contains sexual violence, death and dark themes.

Please note: This is part one of Tyron and Aldara's story. Their story continues in books two and three—available now.

Reviews

  • The royal companion

    1
    By tom oy
    I wS very disappointed in the ending.I know we are supposed to buy follow up books but I find I have waisted time. You can always end one book and continue the story leaving the reader both satisfied and anxious for more.I will not be reading more.
  • Love

    5
    By XPhantomessX
    I started reading this book just 2 days ago and I’ve finished it already. After the first couple of chapters I got hooked! Such a good story. Will be reading the next book and I can’t wait to read more of the story.
  • The Royal Companion

    5
    By Etienne's mom
    I didn’t know what to expect when I first started reading but Aldara and Tyron Love story has to be one of the best ever written. As soon as I was done reading the first book, I had to read the other ones. The whole series brought every possible emotions, I laugh, I cried and felt as if I was going through every steps with them. Thanks for sharing those stories with us. Étienne’s mom
  • Addictive brain candy!

    5
    By brandiswine
    Fantastic historical romance. Tried the first book in the series and couldn’t put it down till I read all three. Can’t wait for the next one
  • Historic at its best

    5
    By Poshdanielle
    Hmm what can I say? It was an amazing read! I loved every bit of it. I do have my reservations to the unruly Zoelins but in all, I love the story line and the fact that when love was depicted, it was done in a sweet way. I look forward to read the other books in the series! Tanya Bird has definitely joined my hall of fame for amazing authors!
  • 🙌🙌

    5
    By ajcarey713
    This story line is exceptional!
  • Amazing

    5
    By CataClaws
    I absolutely loved this book! A romance that shows how life in the Middle Ages really was, kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!
  • It’s not a complete book

    3
    By Kiwidaughter
    It’s not badly written, but i have a peeve about books that don’t even pretend to be stand-alone stories. Series are super popular, I get it, but usually each book tells an episode and then sets up the next book by introducing some new threat (of whatever) that will carry the reader to the next book. This doesn’t even pretend to do that. It literally just ends with no warning, so joke’s on you, you bought 2/3 of a story and must buy another book, if the story interests you enough to fork out another several dollars.
  • GREAT

    5
    By bchng
    IT WAS AMAZING BUT I WISK IT HAD A LITTLE MORE ROMANCE TO IT AND MORE JOKING AND MESSING WITH EACH OTHER ❤️👌🏼👌🏼IT WAS WONDERFUL AND I APPRECIATE YOUR CREATIVITY
  • Phenomenal

    5
    By SullivanAdams
    Great story line. Beautiful detail and character development. Loved this!