Hedda’s Sword by Renee Wildes

Maleta has pledged her life to the goddess Hedda. The young mercenary, referred to Her Own, would gladly lay down her life to do the will of her goddess. Though Hedda sent Maleta to destroy the the evil queen, Sunniva, the mercenary has her own reason for revenge. The tyrannical monarch had Maleta’s parents killed, and she took her younger brother hostage. Things become more complicated when an elven prince, Cianan, joins her mission. While Cianan years for a soulmate, Maleta’s main focus is revenge. Interesting things unfold when their two worlds collide. The story is a bit difficult to follow sometimes, and the author makes pervasive use of “fantasy speak,” but I read this book without any knowledge from the previous title. Hedda’s Sword is a great read for lovers of both fantasy and romance.