The King's Daughters
by Nathalie Mallet
Review by Colleen Cahill
Night Shade Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781597801355
Date: 15 July 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In her first book, The Princes Of The Golden Cage, Nathalie Mallet took a pass at fairy tales and bought us a new version, with the Prince being locked away rather than the Princess. In her second book about Prince Amir, The King's Daughters we are again in a medieval fantasy setting, but this time we move from the Arabian Nights to a North Eastern European arena. The good news is Mallet continues to bring us a piece full of fascinating characters and intriguing plots, all presented in a compelling style; the bad news (for Amir) is that while the Prince might be out of the cage, life is not getting any easier. From official release/information:
Product Description: Far to the north of the hot desert land of Telfar lies the frozen kingdom of Sorvinka. Prince Amir has traveled there, leaving his sultanate in the hands of his half-brother Erik as he seeks to ask the king, the father of the beautiful Princess Eva, for her hand in marriage. But Sorvinka has grown dangerous during Princess Eva's absence, as she and Amir discover to their terror, when their force of guards and eunuchs is cut down by ruthless brigands. And upon their arrival, their welcome to Eva's family stronghold is as bitterly cold as the land itself. Accustomed to the golden cage of his upbringing, Prince Amir must navigate his way through the strange and cold-blooded customs of the Sorvinkans, and somehow find the truth behind the kidnapping of the king's youngest daughter, the Princess Aurora, by the Sorvinkan's traditional enemies, the neighboring Farrellians. But what can a stranger in a foreign land do?
(Source: Night Shade Books)