Moonblood

Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose Red.

The quest to regain the lost …

Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose Red. Now she is lost in the hidden realm of Arpiar, held captive by her evil goblin father, King Vahe.

Vowing to redeem himself, Lionheart plunges into the mysterious Goldstone Wood, seeking Rose Red. In strange other worlds, Lionheart must face a lyrical yet lethal tiger, a fallen unicorn, and a goblin horde on his quest to rescue the girl he betrayed.

With the Night of Moonblood fast approaching, when King Vahe seeks to wake the Dragon’s sleeping children, Lionheart must discover whether or not his heart contains courage before it’s too late for Rose Red … and all those he loves.

Book 3 in the Tales of Gladstone Woods series.

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This one kept me up all night long!
This is an amazing story that build on the world of Goldstone Wood. While you wouldn’t necessarily have to have read Heartless before reading this one, definitely read Veiled Rose first, as this story picks up almost immediately where that one concluded. 
The characters are well drawn and very convincing, and I love how Anne adds more layers to her story world with every book. (I don’t want to spoil anything, but there’s goblins and fallen unicorns, as well as other beasts.)
The Christian message is also powerful and perfectly molded into the story (not a mini-sermon thrown into a halfway point). The Prince of Farthestshore is very much a Christ-like figure in this allegory. The character of Rose Red (and Leon, yes Leon is back!) must explore what it means to submit to the Prince, as well as the meanings of grace and redemption.
You won’t be sorry you took the time to read this one! I actually purchased this for myself. Me, the consummate book-borrower. I bought it because I know I’ll read it again and again. In fact, right after finishing it, I wanted to start the whole series over again. I’ll probably have to do that several times while waiting for Starflower (sigh).