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CHATAINE'S GUARDIAN by Robin Hardy
The first book in The Annals of Lystra, Chataine's Guardian tells the story of the spoiled heiress to the throne, Chataine Dierdre. On her tenth birthday, Dierdre is appointed a guardian known as the homely soldier Roman, who is to protect her from the assassins anticipated to strike. However, surprises are in store for Roman and Dierdre, along the way...
Upon first picking up Chataine's Guardian, readers are hurled into the world of authoress Robin Hardy, where they watch the chataine slowly grow and mature. They are drawn to the young heiress's guardian, and encounter murder, treachery, war, and love, along the way. Truly, Chataine's Guardian does not disappoint!