Five very different sisters team up against their stepbrother to save their kingdom in this Norse-flavored fantasy epic–the start of a new series in the tradition of Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Robin Hobb.
FIVE ROYAL SISTERS. ONE CROWN.
They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: She is the queen of a neighboring kingdom, who is risking everything for a forbidden love. The twins: vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods. And Ash, who is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift–or a curse.
But when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, they must come together on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences, and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light. Because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom.
I received an ARC of Daughters of the Storm when I purchased After On at NYCC 2017.
Daughters of the Storm is the first book of the Blood and Gold series.
I actually finished the book about a month ago and have not had any time to review it, so this write up will be short.
What I really liked about DotS is that it’s a story about strong, flawed, complex women.
It’s a good story about sisters with their loyalty and their differences with each other.
Each woman has her own strengths and weakness that set up the foundation for character development.
I like the world building. There is the term Space Opera – this is a Medieval Opera, thought set in a fantasy realm with magic.
If I were to give one critique it’s that it drags a bit in some places, but never to the point where I was so bored it felt like a chore to read.
I certainly am interested to read the next book and see where the cliffhangers lead.
4 out of 5 Swords.