This book had me surprised, and gosh, what a ride! I really enjoyed this book, I could not put it down. It was intriguing and I like the different points of view, giving an idea of what the characters were thinking. This book definitely felt like a Beauty and the Beast retelling to me, that spans a few books at a time, and it made me like it even more.
I liked Tehl's character, and although I think he is a type of character that is quite cliche, I still liked him. I loved the jokes he had with his brother, Sam and the two together makes for an amusing read. Kind of reminds me of a brother duo I read in another book, and I loved it all the same.
Sage is such a strong character. You see her determination, courage and persistence. She goes through a number of ordeals, but is continually fighting for what she believes in. I'm curious where she will go in the next book and how these mix of characters will work together.
I loved Gavriel. I just do. The kindness, purple eyes.. what more could I say? I hope I see much more of him in the next book.
Overall, Rebel's blade was addictive. It played on my mind until I could reunite with my kindle to turn the pages. It even kept me up late at night. Thoroughly an enjoying read, and I can't wait to get my hands on Crown's Shield.