In the land of Ourthuro, cruelty is a way of life. The king rules with an iron fist and no one dare defy him–no one except his daughter. Princess Leena is keeping a dangerous secret, she has fallen in love with a soldier and it would mean both of their lives if her father ever discovered their affair.
But Leena will risk it all to be with the man she loves–her heart, her life, her freedom. And when her brother’s birthday celebration takes a dangerous turn, Leena is forced to make a decision that will change the fate of her nation and eventually the world.
The Golden Cage is a prequel novella to The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons #1)–available now!
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Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy. Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She’s been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.
I must say this book had me enthralled into it’s world from the very beginning. The world in which Leena lives in is so interesting, and enticing. I wanted to know more about the tattoos she wears and the veil she must don on her head.
When she plans to runaway with Micza, her love, I expected that to be just the story. There is so much more. Her father is very cruel, and very smart. It cannot be easy for the Princess to runaway. Also the love Leena has for her brother and how much she cares for him was so well written. In fact, this entire novella was so well written especially for the beginning of a fantasy series. There wasn’t too much world-building thrown in your face all at once. It came easy, like a conversation.
Overall I enjoyed this book very much and I cannot wait to continue on with this series. It already holds true to it’s promise of being very much like three of my favourite series: Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones.