“The Kingdom exists in a delicate balance. Do everything you can, Nalini, to keep it together.”
Victory means life and furthering everything that her father has built. Defeat means death, destruction and ruin.
The choices could not be starker for Princess Nalini after a curse is placed upon her family. Untrained for rule and war, she must adapt quickly. For who else can stop the armies of frightening fanaticism marching toward the capital if not the Sultan’s daughter?
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(4 / 5) Nalini is the daughter of the Sultan who is dying. Upon his death, Nalini abides by his wishes and burns his body to prevent his disease from spreading. Burning his body brings a curse upon the land and it’s people and many tragedies occur. Nalini is placed with the burden of the kingdom many times, regardless of her gender and others having the title.
She proves herself beyond all fears and misgivings and makes the most difficult choices under the most difficult circumstances. I began to admire Nalini for her ability to endure the hardships but to also carry those that needed her. She never backed away from difficult choices, even though she wanted to, and despite her fears, she achieved greatness. Family was her driving force and her devotion was admirable.
There were quite a few characters in the story and I had a hard time keeping them straight. The story was short and interesting and really great for a debut!
The content was very mild with little language and some emotional scenes. The Kindle copy is only $3.99, it is available for purchase below.
Thank you to P.E. Gilbert for the chance to read his book in exchange for an honest review. Book 2 is in the works!
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