The Duchess Quest (Jordinia #1) by C.K. Brooke


Summary: Dainy doesn’t know that she is the lost Duchess of Jordinia, believed to have been assassinated fifteen years ago. Nor does she know that her uncle has implemented an illegal contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward! Though at odds, three clashing rivals – including a noble giant, a forest dweller and a thieving rake – voyage together by woodland, prairie and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding the assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, young Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic quadrangle as each suitor competes to capture her heart. Charmingly romantic and bursting with political intrigue, startling twists and vivid characters, readers of romance and fantasy alike will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love.

My Review:   I enjoyed this book quite a lot, I love fantasy adventures.  This book was fast paced but it was in multiple POVs & I know it can be a problem for some but in my opinion it really worked with this novel.

I loved Dainy I thought she was multi dimensional, I did find it odd that she was willing to just take off with the men after finding out her family was killed off… to mean that was not realistic but it is fantasy.   I enjoyed all of her male accomplices they all added a layer to the story that made the story that much better, they all brought their own piece to the story and I enjoyed that.

It is a good book when there are multiple side characters that make the story develop and grow that much more.

The plot was well paced, but it moves fast but the story is a fantasy adventure so I think the story works.

Overall this was a fun and quirky romantic fantasy that I will continue to read the saga as I enjoyed it.  I loved the characters and I could not put it down once I started reading it.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for review, as always the opinions are my own. Thank you to the author and YA Book Bound for providing me the opportunity to read this book.

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