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Paperback: 275 pages
Published by: Bold Stroke Books
Year Published: 2012
Author: Barbara Ann Wright
Book Blurb: (from Amazon)
To most, Princess Katya Nar Umbriel is a rogue and a layabout; she parties, she hunts and she breaks women’s hearts. But when the festival lights go down and the palace slumbers, Katya chases traitors to the crown and protects the kingdom’s greatest secret: the royal Umbriels are part Fiend. When Katya thwarts an attempt to expose the king’s monstrous side, she uncovers a plot to let the Fiends out to play.
Starbride has no interest in being a courtier. Ignoring her mother’s order to snare an influential spouse, she comes to court only to study law. But a flirtatious rake of a princess proves hard to resist, and Starbride is pulled into a world of secrets that leaves little room for honesty or love, a world neither woman may survive.
Did you know this book won the title: Best Lesbian Fantasy and 2nd Runner up in Best Lesbian Debut for 2013?
Did you know that this is the first book in what will end up being 4 books in total?
This series includes:
The Pyramid Waltz
For Want of a Fiend
A Kingdom Lost
The Fiend Queen
My thoughts on this book: This book in my eyes is a 5 all the way around. It does deserve the rainbow awards it won. Right from the beginning this book is a catcher. The details of things are so good that it made me feel like I was actually living in that day and age. I am a sucker for fantasy books but this one has to be a favorite. The writing is all around solid. It kept my attention from start to finish. I have to give it to Barbara, I love that it's set in the mid-evil days so to feel almost (that is how it felt to me) but then you have an "out" princess that no one questions. Right from the beginning of the book there is no question of her sexuality. I like that we didn't have to guess all the way through out the book on what was going to happen. I also love the twist and turns, the emotional feelings that suck you in and the shocking "oh noes that are displayed through the book.
Don't stop reading until the end... You will be sorry you did!
Check out her other amazing books in this series and her website to see what else she might be working on!