The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9)

About the Author: Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author, a two time Christy Award finalist, two time Maggie Award winner, Carol Award winner, two time winner of the Christian Retailing s Best award, and her book, The Healer s Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers ACFW and Romance Writers of America RWA Mel


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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9)
  • Melanie Dickerson
  • English
  • 14 November 2017
  • 9780718074777

The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9) Mulan Isn T Afraid To Pretend To Be A Son And Assume Her Father S Soldier Duties In War But What Happens When The Handsome Son Of A Duke Discovers Her Secret Mulan Is Trying To Resign Herself To Marrying The Village Butcher For The Good Of Her Family, But Her Adventurous Spirit Just Can T Stand The Thought At The Last Minute, She Pretends To Be The Son Her Father Never Had, Assumes His Duties As A Soldier, And Rides Off To Join The Fight To Protect The Castle Of Her Liege Lord S Ally From The Besieging Teutonic Knights.Wolfgang And His Brother Steffan Leave Hagenheim With Several Other Soldiers To Help Their Father S Ally In Poland When They Arrive, Wolfgang Is Exasperated By The Young Soldier Mikolai Who Seems To Either Always Be One Step Away From Disaster Or Showing Wolfgang Up In Embarrassing Ways.When Wolfgang Discovers His Former Rival And Reluctant Friend Mikolai Is Actually A Girl, He Is Determined To Protect Her But Battle Is A Dangerous Place Where Anything Can Happen And Usually Does.When Mulan Receives Word That Her Mother Has Been Accused Of Practicing Witchcraft Through Her Healing Herbs And Skills, Mulan S Only Thought Is Of Defending Her Will She Be Able To Trust Wolfgang To Help Or Will Sacrificing Her Own Life Be The Only Way To Save Her Mother

10 thoughts on “The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9)

  1. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    About this book She knows women are expected to marry, cook, and have children, not go to war Can she manage to stay alive, save her mother, and keep the handsome son of a duke from discovering her secret When Mulan takes her father s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life and that her life, and her mother s, depends on her success As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world If she can t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times or showing him up in embarrassing ways From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets But war is an u...

  2. Maddy says:

    4.5 stars Oh my goodness, this book was absolutely amazing I have been looking forward to this ever since the author said that she d be writing a Mulan retelling, and it definitely lived up to my expectations The Warrior Maiden follows the story of Mulan and Wolfgang This book is action packed and keeps you reading to find out what happens next It has a lot of similarities to the Mulan movie, but the author also adds her own twists to it which I loved How do you write a romance novel when the guy MC thinks the girl MC is also a guy You ll have to find out Honestly I could rave about this author for hours She is one of my absolute favorite authors I don t know what exactly it is about her writing style but I am just in love with it She writes the most beautiful retellings This series will forever be one of my favorites This book was just beautiful and one of my favorites by this author Definitely recomme...

  3. Nicki Chapelway says:

    4.5 stars.Melanie Dickerson books tend to be a hit or miss with me, but I am pleased to say that this one was most certainly a hit I figured it would be, I love Mulan and even if this story didn t have Mushu, I still enjoyed it so much The characters were great Wolfgang was awesome He was a tough and fearless warrior, but don t let that fool you Wolf was just a soft little squishy sensitive spring roll He was absolutely adorable Mulan was kick butt without even trying She did what she needed to do and she did it awesomely Nothing about her character seemed forced as I have found that these kick butt heroines tend to be She was honest and shy and not ruthless, but still able to do what she had to do And her mother was just an all around awesome human being.The battle scenes and medieval detail really drew me in Dickerson has certainly become a master at crafting these worlds The fighting was so tense that I actually jumped when my dog started barking while I was reading one scene I half thought I was going to get shot with arrows This book has VERY strong Christian elements I think that it might have been a little bit too forced, but I know that many of my ot...

  4. Erin says:

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from THOMAS NELSON through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own I was a big Disney movie fan as a child Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, The Aristocats, The Rescuers Down Under etc I was the kid that insisted that my dog always had to be there for a viewing of Lady and the Tramp I even went as Belle one Halloween and my mother made over an old bridesmaid dress that was yellow just like Belle I lived in a small Canadian village, my mother had French roots, and my nose was always stuck in a book It was like Disney was telling my life story Sadly there are no castles in New Brunswick, so at best I was hoping to be locked away in a lighthouse by a spoiled rich guy maybe a McCain or an Irving and gradually fall in love with him But as of yet that hasn t happened Fast forward to 1998, I am 16 and Disney decides to set the scene in China and tell the story of this great character named Mulan Although it had its share of criticism, it was still enjoyed and hands down my favorite song I ll make a Man Out of You song by the very non Asian Donny Osmond is only one of two Disney songs Part of Your WORLD from The Little Mermaid being the other that is on my Spotify list as of 2019.So, The Warrior Maiden is a Mulan retelling set in medieval Lithuania Mulan is half Asian in this one, but that s about it as f...

  5. Therese May says:

    I don t think I have ever said this about a book before, but I truly believe that people are being to hard on this book They object to Mulan being Chinese and being dropped into Mrs Dickerson s Hagenheim world First of all, that s just it It s HER world and she can t drop everything and jump to an entirely different place totally unconnected with her series and tell a story I thought her adaption was tastefully done She gave good reason and background for Mulan s presence in Lithuania which, by the way, I really appreciated Lithuania because it gave of a feel atmosphere similar to the original Mulan story while still creating something new It was a bit awkward at points because of her different ethnicity and her being dropped into such a different environment, but here s the real question how couldn t it be I appreciate how Mrs Dickerson brought this story to life, yet I would have been upset if she hadn t preserved Mulan s ethnicity or if she had made it entirely normal for Mulan to be present in a society where she would have stood out so much The story itself I loved it I loved how she approached the relationship between Wolfgang and Mulan It was sweet and good Further, and most importantly to me, it wasn t weird As in, Wolfgang and Mulan somehow liking each other before Wolfgang knew she was act...

  6. Grace Mullins says:

    I have been reading Melanie Dickerson s books since 2010 And though I have not LOVED all of the books I have read by her, I always add her YA fairy tale retellings to my TBR.Her newest it a light retelling of Mulan Did I LOVE it Hm, I say not LOVE But I enjoyed it and think it is one of my most loved out of all her books to date.This book had so many twists A summary of my mental musings about these twists Like, wow, did not see that coming Whoah, what happened Eeeek Poor characters GET TOGETHER ALREADY Another thing I liked is that it also lightly touched on the damaging effects of racism Mulan, the only girl of Mongolian decent in her village, suffered unjustly because she did not look like everyone else Total reminder that we should not treat people badly because they are different looks at rude villagers Not cool, guys.As someone who is facinated in Asian cultures, I would have loved there to be of a Mongolian feel to the book Yet I understand why Dickerson did not do so in this tale The book is part of series that follow European characters She wanted to include a Mulan story in her series of fairy tale retellings, and she did BUT in a subtle way I guess this might throw off some readers looking for a purely Asian set retelling, so if that is what you are looking for, this is not the book for you So, though it could have been better, i...

  7. Jackie says:

    Do you remember that part in Mulan where she gets locked away so the white guy can save the day and she can t stay mad because he s such a good kisser Yeah me either The Warrior Maiden sees Mulan desperate to escape the future laid out for her simply because she is a woman and hungry for a future filled with adventure and the chance to be something greater than a wife when war comes knocking and she takes her late fathers place in the army With men s clothes hiding her secret she sets off to prove her worth as a soldier but complications arise and she must work with the Duke s son to end the war and save the people she loves Okay so I should start by saying when I received this arc I had no idea it was part of a larger world but I was happy to see that it s separate fairy tales for each book so I would miss some references but overall it shouldn t hinder my reading That being said I really would love to hear how the other books play out because this was not Mulan s story at all We hit some of the classic beats from the original but the rest is altered to fit the new narrative going as far as to sideline our supposed heroine for the climax Also apart from her appearance there is zero influence of Asian culture which...

  8. Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) says:

    At first I thought this book would follow the story of Mulan close to the Disney version, but I soon realized that this retelling would take new twists and turns that brought a new life and energy to the story I loved the different backstory to Mulan and her family, and the interesting political dynamics between the different powers of the region that are embroiled in conflict The ugliness of war is realistically portrayed without being overly graphic, but it made me grateful for how times and society has changed, especially in attitudes toward women I was glad that there was plenty of story before Wolfgang discovers Mulan is female, and also plenty of story after They had great chemistry first as brief rivals, then as friends, then as The pacing was well balanced with the exciting action and moments of reflection and connection between Mulan and those around her Family dynamics are a strong theme with Wolf...

  9. Susan Snodgrass says:

    God knew you were brave and fierce And that you would give Him the glory I have long been a fan of Melanie Dickerson and her faith based retelling of fairy tales Because I think you re never too old for fairy tales I love how she fleshes them out and adds the spiritual element I had never heard the story of Mulan, so this was new to me Mulan was such a brave and fearless warrior I truly enjoyed th...

  10. Dani - Perspective of a Writer says:

    Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterMulan isn t afraid to pretend to be a son and assume her father s soldier duties in war But what happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret We enter the romantic world of Hagenheim to explore the 9th romance to be had as Wolfgang and his brother Steffan head off to help their father s ally in Poland Wolfgang is exasperated by young soldier Mikolai who isn t what he seems Sure enough he s a she and Mulan is totally ready for adventure with her trusty stead and her father s war attendant at her sideThe short reviewTake a look at that cover It s gorgeous is it not I am always leery of historical fiction though I m not adverse to reading them at times That cover totally convinced me and I don t regret it for a second I read The Warrior Maiden in almost one sitting and I really enjoyed every minute of it This book is unapologetically a romance set in a medieval Europe with a family that is large and loving I was surprised at how historically accurate the story was for such an outrageous premise This can certainly be said to be a Mulan retelling but I really enjoyed how it was set in Dickerson s already established Medieval series so that it wasn...