Thessa Warden

 

Thessa Warden is a battlemaiden: a noblewoman who renounced all claim to her family rank to become an elite bodyguard for a duchess, princess, or queen. Thessa swore an oath to protect Duchess Evaine’s life and secrets, but that doesn’t prevent her from having a few secrets of her own. One is that she enjoys having Alyce Dupook as a clandestine lover, though she has no real romantic interests in him.