- Series: One Dozen Daughters (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (August 5, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765335654
- ISBN-13: 978-0765335654
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 119 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,277,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The House of the Four Winds: Book One of One Dozen Daughters Hardcover – August 5, 2014
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About the Author
MERCEDES LACKEY is a multiple New York Times bestselling author for her Valdemar novels. JAMES MALLORY and Lackey have collaborated on several novels, including the USA Today bestseller, To Light a Candle and the New York Times bestsellers When Darkness Falls and The Phoenix Transformed. Lackey lives in Claremore, OK. Mallory lives in Baltimore, MD.
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Clarice is the oldest of 12 princesses (the series will apparently follow their adventures) in a modest duchy. The country can not afford the dowry for one, much less 12 royal marriages. The princesses chose practical things that will support them when they leave. Clarice has chosen the sword and hopes to make her living as a fencing instructor in the New World. To do this she disguises herself as a man, Clarence.
She takes ship with Captain Sprunt, a brutal, and as we find later piratical master. The navigator Dominick, on the other hand is personable and she forms. After sufficient brutality, the crew mutinies. Clarice/Clarence kills Sprunt in a duel. The remaining crew must decide what to do. One of Sprunt's treasures was a magical pendant that Clarice takes from his body. When she shows it to Dominick, he recognizes it as a sailing map, which they follow to an oddly civilized, if foreboding pirate lair.
Dominick is taken magical prisoner by the witch of the lair and the crew is forced to sail in search of a mysterious treasure.
Naturally, there is a happy ending after drearily predictable adventures along the way. I shall not buy any more of the twelve princesses series.