Audiobook Review: The Princess Knight (The Scarred Earth Saga #2) by G.A. Aiken (Narrator: Mia Barron)

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The Scarred Earth Saga #2
G.A. Aiken (Narrator Mia Barron)
Paranormal Romance - Fantasy
Recorded Books
November 24, 2020
12 hours and 21 minutes


In New York Times best-selling author G.A. Aiken's gripping new fantasy romance series, the Blacksmith Queen must confront armies and pretenders desperate to take her new-won crown. But with the Princess Knight at her side and a centaur warrior clan at her back, she'll risk everything for victory....

Long live the queen

Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of battle. With her fellow War Monks, she worshipped the war gods, rained destruction on her enemies, and raised the dead when the fancy took her. Until her sister Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen, and Gemma broke faith with her order to journey to the Amichai Mountain and fight by Keeley's side. 

The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader-in-waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma's ruthless youngest sister, Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma's problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice. If her conviction can't sway them, perhaps Quinn's irritating, irreverent, clearly unhinged ferocity will win the day....


The Princess Knight is the second book in The Scarred Earth Saga by G.A. Aiken and Narrated by Mia Barron.

I love Aiken’s Dragon Kin series, which The Scarred Earth Sage series is in the same world, just a different part, so I was very excited to start this second book. I loved The Blacksmith Queen and The Princess Knight didn’t disappoint. 

Like most of Aiken’s books it’s pure chaos, jumping from one POV to the next. This is typical Aiken style and best to just go with the flow and not dive deeper into the meaning of things. It’s also got a dysfunctional family, disorders, name-calling, gore, violence, lots of hilarious banter and action. 

We start The Princess Knight two years after the conclusion of The Blacksmith Queen. This time around we get to dive into Gemma’s life, the War Monk sister. Besides that we still have Keely trying to defeat her ruthless power hungry sister Beatrix and deal with another threat targeting different religious sects and stealing valuable powerful artifacts. 

Gemma is our star in this novel. She’s fierce on and off the battlefield. She gave up her War Monk calling to help Keely, but she must return back to her War Monk home and things have changed. We learn more about her, her journey to become a War Monk and how she’s worried for Keely and her family. 

We do get a romance thou the story doesn’t focus on it. It does make for a nice addition. It’s clear from the start that Quinn and Gemma have a strong connection. Their banter is fun and highlights their chemistry. I enjoyed the romance.

One of the aspects I like about Aiken’s Fantasy series is the strong fierce women she portrays. They are all intelligent and strong in their own way and yes they get partners, but their partners complement them and improve their kick-ass ness. 

Narration: Mia Barron did a great job. She uses subtle clues to indicate the quick moving changes in POV. Each character has a unique speaking voice. I enjoyed the preference and pace.

Last, I have to just mention the epilogue. OMG I did a happy dance; because I’m a fan of Aiken’s Dragon Kin series, so I can’t wait for the next. All and all The Princess Knight was a nice listen and fun adventure.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Audiobook Review: The Princess Knight (The Scarred Earth Saga #2) by G.A. Aiken (Narrator: Mia Barron)

  1. I do love this series so much.
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…Audio: The Fires of Vengeance by Evan WinterMy Profile

    • That’s great. I enjoy it too. Can’t wait for the next novel.

  2. Yes!! I really enjoyed this one. I only read the first 4 books in the Dragon Kin series – but enough to know the tie ins (that epilogue!!!). I am enjoying this world and series, and look forward to finding out what comes next!
    Jen recently posted…Review: The Summer of No Attachments by Lori FosterMy Profile

    • OMG the epilogue… I was so happy. Like the tie ins and can’t wait for more. I caught your review. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. Like Sophia, I hope to get to this author. Someday.
    Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Series on Saturday: Favorite Audiobooks seriesMy Profile

    • So many books, not enough time! ^_^ Hope you enjoy!

  4. One of these days I’ll start the original Dragon Kin series. I like the sound of everything going on in this one and glad you got a strong sequel.
    Sophia Rose recently posted…Arsenic and Adobe by Mia ManansalaMy Profile

    • The audios are very nice for the Dragon Kin series and I’ve re-listened to them several times now. It’s such a fun series to me. Hope you enjoy!