Tuesday 8 August 2017

Blog Tour / Book Musings - The Duchess Quest by C K Brooke

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YA Romantic Fantasy 

Date Published:
First Edition: October 2014
Second Edition: TBR 2017
Publisher: 48fourteen

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Love is destined to find her...

Dainy doesn't know that she is the lost duchess of Jordinia, or that her uncle has organized a contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward!

Though at odds, three clashing rivals - a noble giant, a forester, and a thief - voyage together by woodland, plains, and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic triangle as her suitors compete to capture her heart.

Charmingly romantic and bursting with action, startling twists, and vivid characters, fans of Anastasia and The Princess Bride will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love.



My Musings :

 I don't exactly remember what caused me to take a second look at the book. But I am glad for it! Because I look forward to reading the sequels now!

I have to say though that the beginning was a bit of the usual. It was a cliche in some ways like the quest of finding a lost queen/princess and the said queen/princess falling for the obviously charming guy. Yeah I found the leading pair, Dainy and Jon a bit predictable. Dainy is naive and it really shows in the story while Jon though a charming liar seems to have softened. If you like heroine making hero repent his life theme, this one hits it right on the head. Both Bos and Mac are interesting side characters. I liked the tug of war betweed Mac and Jon in terms of Dainy. It was quite entertaining in fact. 

The only thing I regret is that I didn't get to know more of Paxi and Priya. I hope I get to meet them soon again. The couple of surprising twists at the end were unexpected and adds to the enchanting tale. When I started reading the book, I was expecting it to be a bit dry. But surprisingly it was a pretty fast cool ride! I loved the book inspite of my initial views. Now I can't wait to follow their adventure further in the following books. 

All in all, aside from a bit of romance here and there, it is a fantasy adventure through and through. 

I received a free copy for reviewing purposes. This doesn't affect my review in any way.

My one line review : A fun adventure with a twisty ending..

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 3/5

About the Author

C.K. Brooke is an Amazon best-selling author of over a dozen romantic fantasy adventure novels and novellas for 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing, and Elphame Press. Her debut novel, The Duchess Quest, was selected as a Shelf Unbound Notable Indie Book of 2015 and received five stars from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest. Her fantasy novel, The Wrong Prince, is a 2017 Global EBook Award Nominee and her pirate romance, Capturing the Captain, is a 2017 RONE Award Nominee. She lives in Washington, Michigan with her husband and young son. Visit and subscribe for a FREE eBook!

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