As a lifelong book lover, I’ve read so many books that many of the books I read now remind me of books I’ve read before. Today I’ll be talking about all the books Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler reminds me of.
1. The Music of the Mind by Ash Adler. With a Celtic setting and a noble bard who strives to do what’s right, this book came to mind right away. Finn was incredibly upright, so came off as a bit boring. On the other hand, Ransom was interesting despite being such a noble soul, but probably because there were so many machinations he was unknowingly sucked into.
2. Darkspell and Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr. Ransom turns out to be quite a formidable enemy in battle. While not a bloodthirsty man himself, he has exceptional skills due to a special gift. It made me think of a berserker and berserkers always make me think of the first one I ever read: Rhodry in Darkspell and Daggerspell. I don’t actually remember much from the books, but I remember being quite startled by the way Rhodry fought.
3. The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier. It’s the Celtic setting that did it for me. Though there isn’t too much of a difference between warriors and knights, I don’t think. The Harp of Kings involved warriors in training going to the crown prince’s household on a mission to find the harp for the prince to be crowned. Just like Knight’s Ransom, there’s some battle training, battles, royal households, and machinations behind the scenes.
4. Not a book, but Claire (the girl held hostage alongside Ransom) really reminded me of Merida, from the Disney movie Brave, though Merida is Scottish and Claire’s background had me thinking Irish. But both young women are spunky and eager to choose their own husband on their own terms in their own time.
Have you read Knight’s Ransom? What books did it make you think about?
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