Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Patricia C. Wrede’s The Dark Lord’s Daughter is an intriguing story where a 14 year old is told she’s the heir to a Dark Lord, presented with many choices, & has to find a new path forward for a kingdom long marked by the violent & the often absurd.
After Kayla is magically transported to the dark lord’s kingdom she has to come to terms with her new life as Dark Lady & as the biological daughter of a dark lord.
There are dangers aplenty but luckily Kayla was also transported with her adopted mother Riki & her brother Del, the former who adds guidance & firmness & dependability to Kayla’s journey & the latter some levity.
The characters aren’t neat & tidy & squared away & I really liked seeing the nuance Patricia C. Wrede includes. Watching how aspects of their life in current, modern time meet up against their Dark Lord world-crossing transformation is interesting & Kayla’s overall journey as a kind, practical, & assertive ruler is fun to watch.
4⭐️. Out now!
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