The King’s Daughters, by Nathalie Mallet, is the sequel to The Princes of the Golden Cage.
Following the events in The Princes of the Golden Cage, Prince Amir and Princess Eva venture north to Eva’s kingdom to ask her father for permission to marry. But Sorvinka isn’t the land Eva remembers. It has become war-torn and harsh. And Prince Amir has more to deal with than just trying to impress the king. One of his daughter’s has been kidnapped. And magic seems to be involved.
I became engaged in this story even more than the last. Though the outcome was a bit predictable, it was nonetheless a very entertaining mystery. With colorful characters, strange magic, suspense, and deceit, Mallet has created an enchanting world. I love the character of Amir. While he is a prince and a bit spoiled and biased, he has a kind heart and can’t stay away from a good mystery. With a climatic ending, the story is still left with promise of new adventures to come for Amir. And I, for one, can’t wait.