Skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue...
With the war begun, Aniri, Third Daughter of the Queen, has to battle not only a prince with a deadly skyship, but her own sister, the First Daughter, who finally sees her chance to become Queen. With their mother gravely ill and the Second Daughter kidnapped along with Aniri's husband-to-be, Aniri embarks on a desperate mission to save the people she loves from a war that will tear all three countries apart.
First Daughter is the third book in the The Dharian Affairs Trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance that takes place in an east-Indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue. And, of course, kissing.
It's over? Already? Bummer. <sigh>
I feel so lucky to have been able to read and review these books. This has been a fun series and I've enjoyed every minute of it. In addition to being well written, with all the elements that make up a good book, these books are clean. While there is kissing, it never crosses the line. There is no swearing either. That makes this series one that I will share with my teenage daughter. (she loves this series too!)
There is a sense of desperation in this book- more than in the others. There are several moments in this book where things look grim. At one point I wondered how in the world they would get out of the mess they were in. Would anyone survive? At those moments I always start reading faster and faster to find out and I have to stop myself and remember to enjoy the ride. Because these books provide for a great ride.
I love the Bollypunk flavor of these books. I love the characters who are distinctive and individual. This is a fun series! If you haven't read any of these books, you have to start with Third Daughter. These books are not stand alone books.
First Daughter releases TODAY! Yay! and happy reading!!