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The Reckless Oath We Made
About The Reckless Oath We Made
Zee is nobody's fairy tale princess. Almost six-foot, with a redhead's temper and a shattered hip, she has a long list of worries: never-ending bills, her beautiful, gullible sister, her five-year-old nephew, her housebound mother, and her drug-dealing boss.

Zee may not be a princess, but Gentry is an actual knight, complete with sword, armor, and code of honor. Two years ago the voices he hears called him to be Zee's champion. Both shy and autistic, he's barely spoken to her since, but he has kept watch, ready to come to her aid.

When an abduction tears Zee's family apart, she turns to the last person she ever imagined--Gentry--and sets in motion a chain of events that will not only change both of their lives, but bind them to one another forever.

What's being said about The Reckless Oath We Made

"Greenwood's upside-down contemporary fairy tale captivates with its wonderfully inventive storytelling and its compassionately drawn, flawed characters." (STARRED)


"Greenwood is an exquisite storyteller, using multiple narratives to effortlessly bring to life characters that are complex, flawed, generous, and utterly human, and Gentry and Zee’s tender, unusual romance is drawn in sweetly delicate strokes. Readers will be enchanted by this compassionate, winning novel.”

~Publishers Weekly

"Greenwood is unsparing in surveying the many obstacles Zee is up against—drug dealing and addiction, debt, distrust—and the inventiveness of the plot is nicely matched by the richness of the characters, as the unlikely duo of Zee and Gentry prepares for the battle of their lives.”


"A gorgeously-written hypnotic novel with a beautifully messy cast of characters and an unlikely love story. Greenwood is an enormously talented writer, whose stunning prose and uniquely gritty and sympathetic characters completely captivated me. I could not put this book down.”

~Jillian Cantor, author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time

“A glorious epic about pain and poverty, mental illness and medieval chivalry, love and redemption. Zee and Sir Gentry, mismatched in every way except for their sense of loyalty and devotion to family, are unforgettable characters.... With a unique cast of secondary characters, they embark on a quest like no other. This novel is one to reread and treasure. I loved every word.”

~Barbara Claypole White, internationally bestselling author of The Perfect Son and The Promise Between Us

“The best thing about this book is everything: inventive storytelling, singular characters, perspectives that push and challenge and expand your worldview. A truly unforgettable tale that redefines what it means to be heroic. Your inner phoenix will roar!”

~Therese Walsh, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Moon Sisters

"Leave it to Bryn Greenwood to find loyalty and love in a world that seems devoid of both. And courtly love at that! Captivating, complex, and relentless, the story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read, the chance to take a journey we’d never dare in real life, one that changes our perspective forever."

~Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader







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