Dare by Tricia Mingerink ||| Medieval Jason Bourne in a World Where Christians are Persecuted

Courage could cost him everything. 

Third Blade Leith Torren never questions his orders or his loyalty to King Respen until an arrow wound and a prairie blizzard drive him to the doorstep of the girls whose family he once destroyed.

Their forbidden faith and ties to the Resistance could devastate their family a second time. 

Survival depends on obedience, but freedom beckons. How far does he dare go to resist the king and his Blades?

                                                         No matter what Leith chooses, one thing is certain.

                                                         Someone will die.

I had the privilege of meeting Tricia Mingerink at Realm Makers.  She's a super sweet person.  I'd been planning to read the Blades of Aktar for a while, so I decided to get it while I was there so she could sign it.
This was taken on the last night around midnight, so we
all look completely exhausted.(Photo Credit: My Dad)
Dare is a fantastic start to a riveting series.  Basically, it's medieval Jason Bourne set in a world the assassins' job is to kill Christians and quell resistance.

The plot is a bit like The Ilyon Chronicles, but the characters are very different.  Leith, a Blade for the king, is sent on a mission.  But things happen to him that change him.  He learns about God, but he doesn't instantly become a Christian.  He slowly grows.

Renna is also a very realistic character.  She finds it hard to do what God called her to do.  She isn't a perfect person.  Spoiler in white: And I ship her with Leith.

Basically, you should read this book.  It's clean and very realistic.

Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn't writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.


  1. Replies
    1. It's an awesome book. You should definitely read it! It's free on Kindle Unlimited, if you have that.

  2. Love Tricia's stories. So cool you for to meet her! Will you be going to Realm Makers next year? I really wanna go one day.

    1. She's a totally awesome person!

      I'm not 100% sure, but I would love to be able to go. I hope you can come too! It' an absolutely AMAZING experience!

  3. I LOVE Dare - it was so good! I can't wait until her next book comes out!

    ~ Savannah


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