Champion of the Rose by Andrea Höst
Approx. 104,340 words.
Published on November 30, 2010.
Soren Armitage is an anachronism. Proclaimed Champion by the Rathen Rose, intended to support the rule of a Rathen King or Queen. But there are no Rathens.
When a Rathen abruptly appears, Soren must deal with meddling Regents, sylvan curses, and greenery spiralling out of control - but what is she to do with the grumpiest Rathen ever to complicate the life of any Champion?