History tells us of strong women leaders, from ancient empires through medieval times, and many who were fierce and elite warriors protecting clan and gender status. But how did the woman warrior call to battle arise?
Young Rowan leads a quiet existence in her small village until the day a band of raiders abducts and assaults her, selling her into slavery in a distant land. After years of enslavement a rival clan attacks, and she flees into an ancient forest with a small band of women. Vowing to live free, the women learn to fight and become a clan of fierce warriors. Outsiders call them the Womara—women who live without men.
Generations later the Womara are thousands strong when Rowan’s descendant is chosen to defend her clan’s interest in a high-stakes negotiation for their place in a trade alliance. But male clans force her to make a concession to shift the balance of power. To ensure the Womara’s position, she must break an oath she once gave to a man who may now become king. Though they met as strangers, an undeniable attraction during the fated encounter sets in motion changes that could forever alter the future of the Womara.
Author J. L. Nicely has written Unconquered Warrior to give readers in the #MeToo twenty-first century an imaginative look at a distant past. The book delivers an exciting and suspenseful story of early power struggles from the point of view of a clan of women warriors. They are willing to fight for basic human freedom and ensure rights equal to the male clans of their realm.
Avid fantasy fans that love richly developed lands and romance between complex male and female characters will enjoy the powerful storytelling about a distant and plausible human history.