The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim Series #9)

By: Melanie Dickeron

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: February 5th, 2019

Genres: YA, Christian, Romance, Historical fiction, Fairytale Retelling

Pages: 320 Pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Christian book, and anywhere else books are sold!

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Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)


From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a fresh re-imagining of the classic Mulan tale.

Mulan isn’t afraid to pretend to be a son and assume her father’s soldier duties in war. But what happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret?

Mulan is trying to resign herself to marrying the village butcher for the good of her family, but her adventurous spirit just can’t stand the thought. At the last minute, she pretends to be the son her father never had, assumes his duties as a soldier, and rides off to join the fight to protect the castle of her liege lord’s ally from the besieging Teutonic Knights.

Wolfgang and his brother Steffan leave Hagenheim with several other soldiers to help their father’s ally in Poland. When they arrive, Wolfgang is exasperated by the young soldier Mikolai who seems to either always be one step away from disaster… or showing Wolfgang up in embarrassing ways.

When Wolfgang discovers his former rival and reluctant friend Mikolai is actually a girl, he is determined to protect her. But battle is a dangerous place where anything can happen — and usually does.

When Mulan receives word that her mother has been accused of practicing witchcraft through her healing herbs and skills, Mulan’s only thought is of defending her. Will she be able to trust Wolfgang to help? Or will sacrificing her own life be the only way to save her mother?

My Review

Oh my word, this book was AMAZING!!!! This is probably one of my favorites by Melanie Dickerson. The action, adventure, plot, romance, faith, everything in this beautiful gorgeous book was to die for!
I have always loved the Disney movie Mulan and this book only grew my love for the story of Mulan. 

Wolfgang has to be one of my favorite male leads from Melanie Dickerson’s books. I loved everything about him. Sure in the beginning he was a little rough around the edges but the more I got to know him, the more I fell in love with him. His love for his brother is what made me love him even more. 

Mulan was the kick butt girl who was Mongolian and Lithuania. She had so much courage and her feelings were so real. I was really happy with how Melanie wrote her character. 

Their romance though guys! Ugh!! It was perfect!!!!! I loved it. Well if I’m being honest, I loved everything about this book. 😂

I cannot wait to read Piper’s Pursuit later this year!! Melanie Dickerson, just like with all her other books, confirmed why I love her so much. She brings such clean Christian romance into the world that it makes my romantic heart happy. 

If you love fairy tales, romance, Christian themes, and action…..I would highly recommend this book and series! 

*I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. I was not prompted to write a positive review.*

About the Author

Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author, a two-time Christy Award finalist, two-time Maggie Award winner, Carol Award winner, two-time winner of the Christian Retailing’s Best award, and her book, The Healer’s Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). Melanie earned a bachelors degree in special education of the hearing impaired from The University of Alabama and has worked as a teacher in Georgia, Tennessee, and Ukraine. She lives with her husband and two children in Huntsville, Alabama.

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  1. I haven’t finished this entire book yet– but I love it so far!! Steffan is seriously driving me nuts though… and I adored the little Asian touch to it, even if it was very, very little. xD
    Great review. This one is really great, but I still like The Princess Spy best LOL 😀

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  2. Ahhhh this book looks so good!!!! Also, I love your reviews!!! They’re always so amazing and full of fangirling and happiness!!! I’m so happy to have found someone who isn’t complaining about books but just enjoying them!! Thanks for your awesome reviews!!! ❤❤❤
    Also, I tagged you for the Star Wars Character Tag at my blog:

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    1. It was so good! Aww thank you!! Yeah, it takes a lot for a book not to be good for me. Most books I read are 5 star reads. XD

      Awesome!! I’ll get onto it! Thanks for the tag, Penny and your wonderful comment! ♡♡♡♡

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  3. Oh, I hadn’t seen your review yet! I’m glad you liked it. It wasn’t my very favorite of her books, because I actually didn’t love Wolfgang, but it was really good! Fun to see what you thought!

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