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Less steampunk but more exciting that book 1
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2020
Book 2 in The Royals of Dharia series, The Second Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn picks up where the first stops, with Aniri’s rescue of her sister in Samir. This book is less steampunk than the first and offers more character development, cultural information, and less teenage angst about relationships and the meaning of love.
The strong female protagonist, Aniri, places her duty to family and country above everything else, including her marriage to the Jungali prince. Donning her “adventure” clothing, she leaves to save the second daughter and possibly prevent a war. As a result, she learns about her values and her place in the realms.
This is an exciting series and I quickly purchased the next book. If the author continues to improve the writing with each story, then I am going to have an enjoyable read.