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Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2018
  • 9780998668451 0998668451
  • 242 pages
  • $7.99
Ebook Details
  • 03/2018
  • 978-0-9986684-4-4 B07968SZ32
  • 242 pages
  • $3.99
Ashley York
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Daughter of the King (The Derbfine Series) (Volume 3)
Ashley York, author
Trained as a warrior… Brighit of Clonascra despises the demands of womanhood but selfish dreams need to be set aside for the good of the clan. The union intended to promote peace is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king. Trained to be king… Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to follow in the path of his father, but his marriage to Brighit will be no hardship at all. He finds her most intriguing when she fights him at every turn. When she stands accused, can they come to an agreement that will give them each what they desire?
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The third volume in York’s Derbfine series, set in Medieval Ireland, might be better classified as a romantic fantasy than a mystery. The focal point of the narrative is the explosive relationship between betrothed central characters Brighit and Darragh, and Brighit’s eventual acceptance of her role as wife—with some conditions. Murder of a prominent leader leads to suspicion and tension between clans.

Prose: York’s clean and often poetic prose is peppered with distinctive dialect that feel unique to its finely crafted universe.

Originality: York offers an engaging and eventful romantic story that uniquely integrates historical content.

Character Development: Characters from the previous books in the series are reintroduced to unfamiliar or forgetful readers. York’s protagonist is a strong-willed, sympathetic heroine, who challenges traditional gender roles. York also concentrates on the supporting protagonist, Darragh, whose relationship with Brighit evolves from an arranged, unwanted betrothal to an authentic partnership.

Date Submitted: May 16, 2018

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2018
  • 9780998668451 0998668451
  • 242 pages
  • $7.99
Ebook Details
  • 03/2018
  • 978-0-9986684-4-4 B07968SZ32
  • 242 pages
  • $3.99

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