Marin is the adopted daughter of the King and Queen of the Elves and while her mother wants her to be a Lady, all she wants to do is be the first girls to graduate from the Macon Academy to become a mercenary. When Marin and her best friend Favian are ambushed on their way back to school, they realise that someone wants to kidnap Marin. With the threat of being kidnaped she has to also deal with her growing feeling for Favian.
Mercenary is a good fantasy book which has action, romance and humour. The pace of this book has nonstop action and no dull moments.
Marin is an interesting and strong person as she always knows what she wants to be, which while I don’t think ever want to be a mercenary, it is nice to see a character who is not afraid to do a job which people don’t think she can do. I also like the hints of romance in this book as it is subtle and will hopefully grow in the following books.
Mercenary is an enjoyable YA fantasy novel and I can’t wait to see what happens next in Marin’s world I would recommend this to people who like Tamora Pierce’s books.