Friday, 10 July 2020

The lost princess returns by Jeffe Kennedy

More than two decades have gone by since Imperial Princess Jenna, broken in heart and body, fled her brutal marriage—and the land of her birth. She’s since become Ivariel: warrior, priestess of Danu, trainer of elephants, wife and mother. Wiser, stronger, happier, Ivariel has been content to live in her new country, to rest her battered self, and to recover from the trauma of what happened to her when she was barely more than a girl.

But magic has returned to the world—abruptly and with frightening force—and Ivariel takes that profound change as a sign that it’s time to keep a promise she made to the sisters she left behind. Ivariel must leave the safety she’s found and return to face the horrors she fled.

As Ivariel emerges from hiding, she discovers that her vicious brother is now Emperor of Dasnaria, and her much-hated mother, the Dowager Empress Hulda, is aiding him in his reign of terror. Worse, it seems that Hulda’s resurrection of the tainted god Deyrr came about as a direct result of Jenna’s flight long ago.

It’s up to Ivariel—and the girl she stopped being long ago—to defeat the people who cruelly betrayed her, and to finally liberate her sisters. Determined to cleanse her homeland of the evil that nearly destroyed her, Ivariel at last returns to face the past.

But this time, she’ll do it on her own terms. 

Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published June 29th 2020
Series: The Twelve Kingdoms Complete Universe [publication order] #11.5, The Uncharted Realms #5.5
Fantasy
To review

Was this really the ending? I mean everything was wrapped up with a nice bow on it. So all these journeys are over? I am sad, I am also happy to have an ending at last, but yes mostly sad. I will miss them all.

In this one, novella length. Ivariel is back, the lost princess Jenna who learned that women are not chattel and she created a new future for herself. And she is needed to bring down an Empire. Together with Jepp, Kraal, Harlan, Karyn, yes yes a lot of oldies will help with bringing down Hestar.

And that is what this book is about. Rallying the troops for a quick coup.

I did like how it all came together, how the old couples are always shown, and how it was quick, cos sometimes you need a quick coup.We have had enough bloodshed through out the books.

But still, was this really it? I need more novels in this world :D
Oh, I did ask the author and she said we will see. Sometimes a world just feels like home

20 comments:

  1. It is always bittersweet when a series comes to an end. It sounds like the ending was satisfying, but it does sound like it was kind of short. Where all the other novels longer?

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    1. THis one was actually a lot shorter than the rest, it was like an ending novella :)

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  2. I can understand why you love her books :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  3. Its great to have a world and characters you love. Maybe it won't be the end!

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    1. She did said maybe more so...but what would those be about? Hmm, intriguing

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  4. It's always sad to read the last book but it sounds like it as good.

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    1. That it was :) Some end so meh that it ruins a series for me, but not here

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  5. Nice to hear you liked how it all ended, but sorrow to say goodbye to characters and a world you loved!

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  6. I always love and hate reading the last book in a series! There's nothing to look forward to anymore (except a re-read), but you also get something satisfying after a long tumultuous journey. Happy this one ended well!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Re-reads, yay, sadly I never have time for them

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  7. this series looks good, lot going on. Will have to check it out

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  8. I have this one to read and will get to it soonish. I never read the Dasnerian (sp) stories - her tale... did you?

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    1. I tried them, but it had this whole other feel. Darker and no romance

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