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Historical Fiction Early Review: Daughter of The God-King by Anne Cleeland

Daughter of The God-King by Anne Cleeland (Regency #2)

Egalley thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark

Synopsis from Goodreads
Hattie Blackhouse is the only child of famous Egyptologists, and when they go missing, she travels to their latest excavation in ancient Thebes only to discover that she is attracting interest from the French, the British, and the Egyptians, who believe her the reincarnation of a long-dead princess.

In the second book in the Regency series, the heroine finds herself in the crosshairs of factions who are vying to support or thwart Napoleon’s latest attempt at world domination—and she unknowingly holds the key.

Release Date: November 5th 2013.
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I'm honestly loving this series. First Tainted Angel and now this wonderful book! I swear, despite somewhat dry, slightly detached way of telling the story, Anne Cleeland creates such sharp characters, I can't stay away from their adventures.

Hathor comes to Paris in search of her childhood friend hoping to persuade him to marry her because she is sick to death of staying in the countryside while her famous parents egyptologists trot all over Egypt and Europe in search of adventures.

Instead she finds that her parents are missing, her friend is engaged and a lot of shady diplomats and spies want something from her. With the help of her fearless companion Miss Bing, Hattie escapes to Cairo and start looking for her parents relying on deliciously wily Monsieur Berry.

Berry... can I just sigh right here? Him and Hattie are amazing together. The romance is really dry and not very showy or grand, but there is something about them both that really gets to me, especially in the end when it reaches its twist. I can't even tell you what it is without ruining the surprise for you, but I personally found it adorable.

There is plenty of layered intrigues and our heroes go from one bad situation to another with no breaks. My worry is that some readers will find this type of fiction somewhat dry, but I really enjoyed it. Recommended!

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Очень вкусно, дамы и господа!

Я опасаюсь, что некоторые читатели подумают, что книга это слишком суха и хладнокровна, однако мне писательский стиль Анн Клиланд пришёлся очень по душе. Я насладилась и первой книгой серии и теперь уже второй.

Хатти приезжает в Париж, надеясь убедить своего друга детства на ней жениться, так как ей до смерти надоело сидеть в глубинке, пока её знаменитые родители египтологи мотаются по Европе и Египту в поисках приключений.

Однако в Париже она узнаёт, что родители её пропали без вести в Египте, её друг обручён, а всяческие шпионы и дипломаты чего-от неё хотят и всячески её домогаются.

При помощи своей бесстрашной компаньонки мисс Бинг, Хатти сматыватся в Каир и объединяя усилия с загадочным и хитроумным шпионом месье Берри, начинает докапывается до причины исчезновения её родителей.

Берри... ну совершенно шикарный персонаж! И он и Хатти великолепно работают в команде, и их сотрудничество неожиданно развивается в романтическую привязанность друг к другу, несмотря на хладнокровный, невозмутимый темперамент обоих.

Концовка вас кстати как и меня приведёт в восторг. Почему, - не скажу, чтоб не испортить сюрприз, но книгу очень рекомендую.


Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Sometimes, a dry romance works for me just fine. The drama tends to be too exhausting so I often enjoy romances that develop smoothly. This sounds like a great one, and the book overall like a must read.

Blodeuedd said...

Ohhh Berry sounds delish for sure

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I've read books I've really enjoyed, but thought others would find dry as well. They are great reads. Thank you for sharing this one with us!

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