Zenobia - Challenging a Legend (Zenobia Book Series, Book Two) by Russ Wallace

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Zenobia - Challenging a Legend (Zenobia Book Series, Book Two) by Russ Wallace

Publication Date: November 14, 2015
Geode Press LLC
Hardcover; 512 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/Action & Adventure/Young Adult

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After winning the famous Alexandria horse race, Zenobia, a young Syrian warrior and an aspiring scholar, assumes her life will return to normal. Wrong! A tumultuous romance develops with her instructor, widely considered the most brilliant academic on earth.

Unknown to her, an enemy plans to kidnap Zenobia for his harem. The hired mercenaries never suspect their intended victim is a deadly warrior. The attack is thwarted, but the Syrians are alerted to a slave trade in young girls.

Meanwhile, a Nubian princess has been captured by the slavers. She struggles to survive in the dangerous situation while she seeks a way to escape. Can she succeed?

Zenobia’s impetuous nature continues to impel her to take unwise risks, both in class and on a hunting trip. When a second kidnap attempt on her fails, the last attacker escapes. She decides to run him down to save her family. Thus begins an epic chase on horseback across the desert in the dead of night. It culminates in a shocking revelation that threatens her very future.

Circumstances now force Zenobia into roles for which she is untrained. As she meets the challenges, she begins to unleash her strategic genius, which will one day raise her to the pinnacle of her world.

“Book two in the Zenobia book series has it all …the book is full of adventure with kidnappings, hunting, fighting, revenge, chases, escapes, and piracy. Zenobia learns a heart breaking truth about love and this will mold her into the women she is destine to become. This was an ARC…You'll want to put this book on your TBR list.” – Julie Martin Wallace

My review:
Copy Received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
Four Stars
As luck would have it, I happen to receive two books in the same month about Zenobia.  "Zenobia- Challenging a Lengend" was an excellent introductory read.  Wallace gave many interesting details about Zenobia.   This was my first time hearing about this historical figure.  It was a fantastic introduction and even though I did not read the first book in the series it did not impede my enjoyment of this story.  Having read about Hatsheput last year, Zenobia was another great woman to learn about. 

 I loved Zenobia's strength and determination, her vulnerability and humanity made her more real to me.  The book is lengthy but the pacing made it fly by and the tension filled scenes were very entertaining.  Last but not least, the romance was a wonderful addition. I'm a sucker for romance and Zenobia was a passionate individual.  I already placed the first book on my to-read list and really enjoyed this story. 

03_Russ WallaceAbout the Author

Russ Wallace is an avid student of history and religion. Zenobia, one of the deadliest and most fascinating women of history, comes to life in his series about her. Russ is working on future releases in the Zenobia book series.


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