Book Review: Knight’s Rebirth by Sarah Ashwood

Reviewed: February 25th, 2022
Released: December 10th, 2018
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Marcus Rothenberg

“My name is Buckhunter Dornley, and I am dead.”

This isn’t your average fairy tale, and Sir Buckhunter Dornley isn’t your average knight. He’ll tell you that himself. Winning tournaments, fighting cyclopes, and slaying dragons? All in a day’s work for the mightiest knight in the empire, but that knight is about to meet his match in Mercy, the charming and outrageous princess of Merris. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and Buck falls hard. What he doesn’t know is Mercy lives under an ancient, terrible curse. When he finds out, Buck swears he’ll do anything to break it.

There’s just one little problem.

He’s dead.

For there to be any chance of happily ever after, the knight determined to rescue the princess may need the princess to rescue him too.

A fairy tale fantasy perfect for those who love traditional fairy tales with a twist.

Helen’s thoughts: 5/5

An excellently written and narrated fantasy tale, with knights and dragons and a princess that needs saving from a terrible curse. Only this is not your usual fairytale.

Buck is the unassailable knight, a true bachelor avoiding the maidens who track down and ensnare all knights eventually. But his freedom is short lived and he falls for a blue eyed beauty. The narrator, Marcus Rothenberg, nails him in all his grumpy, obnoxious glory, and yet you love him as well as Mercy steamrollers his barricades and defences.

The difference is that in this fairytale, the mighty knight is dead, killed by his true love, but he is the only one who can break her curse.

At times humourous, at others heart breaking, Buck is determined to win his love, but things do not go as planned, and the story hooks you as the mystery unravels. You ought to pick this one up, it was excellent.

About the author:

Don’t believe all the hype. Sarah Ashwood isn’t really a gladiator, a Highlander, a fencer, a skilled horsewoman, an archer, a magic wielder, or a martial arts expert. That’s only in her mind. In real life, she’s a genuine Okie from Muskogee, who grew up in the wooded hills outside the oldest town in Oklahoma, USA, and holds a B.A. in English from American Military University. She now lives (mostly) quietly at home with her husband and four children, where she tries to sneak in a daily run or workout to save her sanity and keep her mind fresh for her next story.

For a complete list of all Sarah’s works and the links to find them, as well as her social media contacts and newsletter sign up, visit her website at

Knight’s Rebirth is available for purchase via Amazon

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