Sunday, December 28, 2014

Review: Golden Daughter

Golden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth Stengl is the 7th book in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series. I really enjoyed this book and thought it was much better than the last one in the series! This story was so detailed and everything was finessed to perfection. I was immersed in the characters stories and was unsure of what the final outcome would be. I think it may be my new favorite of this series!

Masayi Sairu is a Golden Daughter. These women are trained from a very young age to be guardians of others usually princes. Their lives are destined to be loveless because love can be used as a weapon against them. The unique thing about these women is that they are the Emporer's daughters yet they are trained to serve others. Intriguing concept!

A very talented Dream Walker needs help and Masayi Sairu manages to become her servant for life. But what she doesn't understand is why a cat with strange abilities is following her mistress. Or why a slave is so important to the Dream Walker. As she struggles to protect her mistress from harm she finds herself fighting love and doubts. Can she protect the Dream Walker from the dragon and his army or will they be too strong?

I give you fair warning! Once you start this book, you won't be able to put it down. It is interesting from the beginning to the end, and even though it is a long book, I wasn't ready to be finished with the story! The characters were so well thought out and the whole time period was magnificently done. The author is a master with characters and regions making you, the reader, feel like you are a part of their world. There were so many plots and subplots centering around the one overriding story line, and it all meshes together so perfectly in the end. Eanrin seemed more approachable and caring than usual in this story but was still the typical cat. ;-) LOL

You don't have to read the other books in the series to read this one. It's pretty much a stand alone novel. :-) Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

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