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The King's Daughter Paperback – June 27, 2017
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About the Author
I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and after attending college in Iowa, moved to Washington, D.C. to work as an antitrust paralegal. When my husband and I got married, I moved to the Minneapolis metro area and found work as a corporate paralegal. While I enjoyed reading, writing was never anything that even crossed my mind. I enjoyed reading, but writing? That’s what authors did, and I wasn’t an author. One day while on my lunch break, I visited the neighboring Barnes & Noble and happened upon a book by author Sharon Kay Penman. I’d never heard of her before, but the book looked interesting, so I bought it. Immediately I become a rabid fan of her work. In 2007, when Facebook was very quickly becoming “a thing”, I discovered that Ms. Penman had fan club and that she happened to interact there frequently. As a result of a casual comment she made about how writers generally don’t get detailed feedback from readers, I wrote her an embarrassingly long review of her latest book, Lionheart. As a result of that review, she asked me what would become the most life-changing question: “Have you ever thought about writing?” And The Scribe’s Daughter was born. When I’m not writing or taxiing my two children to school or other activities, I’m likely walking my dog or reading. The rest of my time is spent trying to survive the murderous intentions of Minnesota’s weather.
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But the life the sisters have known is about to come to a sudden and abrupt end.
Unbeknown to Irisa, her deceased parents have a past — a past that could cost the lives of both Irisa and her sister. Irisa has many questions, but the cost of discovering who they really are will come at a terrible price.
I was so looking forward to reading the sequel to The Scribe's Daughter, and I am pleased to say Stephanie Churchill did not disappoint.
The King's Daughter is a heartbreakingly emotional journey of discovery. In The Scribes Daughter, Irisa was portrayed as the delicate sister, the one that needed looking after by her sister, but Irisa has an inner strength and a quick wit. She is as much a survivor as Kassia is.
The story itself was incredibly fast-paced with many unexpected twist and turns that kept me turning those pages with anticipation. The world Ms Churchill has created is so vivid in the telling that it is very easy to visualise, and her characterisation of both the protagonists and the antagonists were so well drawn that they practically breathed life.
The King's Daughter captivated me from beginning to end, and it is a story that I am sure I will come back to again. If ever there was a sit-down-and-finish book, then this is it. Kudos, Ms Churchill. But don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself.
I Highly Recommend.
*I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from the author for review consideration.*
Irisa Sajen is a young lady gifted with beauty, brains, and a quiet strength. Following along on her journey of self discovery transports the reader to Agrius and its environs. The world in which Irisa inhabits, a product of the author's vivid imagination, gives one the feel of a medieval country and customs. This similarity will resonate with fans of the historical fiction genre as well as historical fantasy. Churchill delves deeply into the psyche of her characters and writes masterly of their personalities, quirks, and motivations. A brilliant array of characters populate the story line giving the story depth and someone for the reader to relate to.
I read this book within two days. A page turner that captivated me from the first paragraph to the last. Stephanie Churchill may be a recently published author with one prior book to her name but she writes with a skill of a master story teller weaving magic with her words. I am looking forward to her next book and being submerged into the brilliance of her writing.