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Third Daughter [EPUB] ✸ Third Daughter By Susan Kaye Quinn – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk alternate cover edition of ASIN BHTBQCCSneaking out of the palace wasn t one of Aniri s best ideas But she s the Third Daughter of the Queen of Dharia zero responsibilities and zero royal duties She s alternate cover edition of ASIN BHTBQCCSneaking out of the palace wasn t one of Aniri s best ideas But she s the Third Daughter of the Queen of Dharia zero responsibilities and zero royal duties She s just the backup daughter, in case her older sisters arranged marriages to take the crown or broker an alliance don t quite work out But once Aniri reaches her th birthday, she ll be truly free and then she can marry the charming fencing instructor she meets for fevered kisses in the forest But then the impossible happens a marriage proposal From a barbarian prince in the north, no less And if Aniri refuses, the threat of their new flying weapon might bring war So she agrees to the young prince s proposal, but only as a subterfuge to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she doesn t love But once she arrives in the sweeping mountains of the north, she discovers the prince has his own secrets and saving her country may end up breaking her heart This Bollywood style royal romance takes you to an alternate East Indian world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue Third Daughter is the first book in the Royals of Dharia trilogy.


10 thoughts on “Third Daughter

  1. Gail Carriger Gail Carriger says:

    In brief A good premise of Bollywood meets steampunk with a great title, that drags and suffered for lack of developmental editing Classified as a sweet romance by which moniker the romance genre seems to imply clean no nookie and no nudity I wouldn t necessarily call this book a romance novel, however There is a great deal of technology, spy work, politics, and other drama which make the main plot not about the two characters getting together Although you could make a case to the contrary In brief A good premise of Bollywood meets steampunk with a great title, that drags and suffered for lack of developmental editing Classified as a sweet romance by which moniker the romance genre seems to imply clean no nookie and no nudity I wouldn t necessarily call this book a romance novel, however There is a great deal of technology, spy work, politics, and other drama which make the main plot not about the two characters getting together Although you could make a case to the contrary In this regard the book is hard to classify, not unlike Soulless I enjoyed the world building, atmosphere, and concept I thought the story was passable and characters were OK, however the writing dragged to the point of frustration I feel like Third Daughter started well but lagged at about the 1 3 mark and never recovered Frankly, it needed a good developmental edit pass There was a great deal of redundant phrasing, repeat plot points, and circling back conversation where characters say the same thing to each other in different ways a few pages apart that all should have been deleted That said, the copy edit was stellar Yet, her mission wasn t simply to verify its existence, but to discover its exact nature and capabilities Aniri protag must have said some iteration of I need to see the airship at least six times in the space of one chapter.Oh, and at one point Aniri literally tells the bad guy, without irony, You won t get away with this


  2. angela angela says:

    Full of action and intrigue Another excellent book by Author Susan Kaye Quinn, you can always expect the best when reading her books The third daughter was chalked full of spying, action, treaties and technology This story was very hard to put down and when I did, all I did was think of it Excellent writing, story and characters.


  3. Miranda Miranda says:

    I ve been trying to sort out how I feel about Third Daughter the past few days On one hand, I did enjoy the second part of the story and I enjoyed seeing a non European steampunk fantasy world The characters were well drawn if romanticized in the cases of the love interests and I m not sorry I read it.On the other hand well Dharia, the alternate reality version of India, seemed very much to me like a white person s idea of what India is like.First we have a Princess in the Tower trope wi I ve been trying to sort out how I feel about Third Daughter the past few days On one hand, I did enjoy the second part of the story and I enjoyed seeing a non European steampunk fantasy world The characters were well drawn if romanticized in the cases of the love interests and I m not sorry I read it.On the other hand well Dharia, the alternate reality version of India, seemed very much to me like a white person s idea of what India is like.First we have a Princess in the Tower trope with the titled Third Daughter, Aniri Even though she doesn t really spend time in her mother s court or with politics because, as a third child, she doesn t really need to, she still feels trapped by the conventions of her status and longs to be free The Princess in the Tower trope isn t so much of a thing in India, especially in relation to Indian princesses It isn t unheard of for an Indian princess to lead an active life or even take part in revolutions Related, everyone should read about Noor Inayat Khan Because she was awesome Of course there were likely some princesses who led quiet or secluded lives, but it wasn t all of them.I also found it very unsettling that a lot of the Western clothing pieces were named such as corsets but any Eastern Indian staples were vaguely described and unnamed A saree, for example, was described as only a sweep of fabric across the shoulder and mentioned as being traditional Matha patti was only described as a piece of head jewelry that ended in pearl or a ruby on the forehead Mendhi, or henna as it s known to Western people, was vaguely mentioned as having ink done Aniri also expresses some shock that Jungalian men wear jewelry, as Dharian men do not I found this to be a strange decision in regards to world building, as Indian men do wear jewelry, or they did in the past If you re doing to write about a steampunk fantasy alternate of India, commit to your setting An Indian Dharian character should call these things by their names Not only should, but I believe they would I can t help but wonder why the decision was made to leave these things unnamed Ignorance isn t an excuse it literally only took me a minute to Google Indian jewelry names and find a site that described all the various pieces, how they re worn, when they re worn, and what they go with So why three stars Well, because I did end up liking the story, at least enough to finish it I enjoyed the relationship between Aniri and Malik it progressed slowly enough to be believable I would have liked to see them butt heads over things, though Their relationship progression was almost too smooth I would have also liked to have seen Aniri have some trouble acclimating to Jungalian culture She hasissue adjusting to the thin mountain air of Jungali than she does taking in the culture of the place.Still, it s nice to see a non European fantasy steampunk novel, and I do plan on reading the second novel I only hope all of these issues are resolved in the third book of the trilogy.A copy of this novel was provided by the author through NetGalley for review


  4. Feather Stone Feather Stone says:

    Review First and foremost, I seldom rate novels with five stars Third Daughter is well deserving of a five star rating Let me tell you why.Characters Seldom do I read a romance novel wherein the characters are well developed and believable Third Daughter is a refreshing romance novel because the characters, all of them, are clearly defined, having strengths and weakness yes, even a sin or two, or making human mistakes I loved them They were well suited to the plot and setting Susan Review First and foremost, I seldom rate novels with five stars Third Daughter is well deserving of a five star rating Let me tell you why.Characters Seldom do I read a romance novel wherein the characters are well developed and believable Third Daughter is a refreshing romance novel because the characters, all of them, are clearly defined, having strengths and weakness yes, even a sin or two, or making human mistakes I loved them They were well suited to the plot and setting Susan described their personality, facial expressions, body language, demeanor and their clothing What I particularly enjoyed was Susan can describe the character s behavior in very clear, descriptive, and yet concise language.Though there were several characters in this story, I always had a clear picture of each one visually, personality, role The main female character, Aniri, begun as a fairly self absorbed young princess As the story progressed she developed into a strong and courageous woman who I grew to respect and admire and feared for her life.Plot How often do you begin to read the first few chapters and already know how the story is going to end I made a prediction while reading Third Daughter and, huh, I was totally wrong, and so excited to be wrong There is no lull in Susan s writing If a story slows too much, I ll skip paragraphs, even chapters You can t do that with Susan s books While reading Third Daughter, every paragraph was essential to understand the conflict and the twists and surprises along the conflict trail Susan is a master at keeping the flow smooth, and tension elevated.Setting How fun to be taken into a setting that is totally foreign The description of the landscape, palaces, mountains and valleys was in rich detail but not so detailed the flow slow down The frost and freezing cold, the thin mountain air, the sun beaming through the windows Susan put me in the setting I felt drawn into the scenery and my senses were tantalized on every page.Climax Relax, I do not do spoilers But what tension OMG I was on the edge of my seat, wondering who would survive A great novel will tie up all the plot threads and Susan does that perfectly And then, on the last page, last sentence she lands a bomb shell You ll have to read her book to learnabout that.Well done, Susan Thank you so much for the opportunity to read Third Daughter It s a keeper


  5. Kiersten Kiersten says:

    Seeof my reviews at We Live and Breathe BooksIt s kind of an understatement to say that I liked Third Daughter I absolutely loved it It s no secret that I am a fan of Susan Kaye Quinn s work and this book is no exception Susan Kaye Quinn always does a beautiful job of balancing description with smooth character development, world building, and plot development Once again, Susan Kaye Quinn delivers on a beautifully written and original story that brings you to a new world and makes you Seeof my reviews at We Live and Breathe BooksIt s kind of an understatement to say that I liked Third Daughter I absolutely loved it It s no secret that I am a fan of Susan Kaye Quinn s work and this book is no exception Susan Kaye Quinn always does a beautiful job of balancing description with smooth character development, world building, and plot development Once again, Susan Kaye Quinn delivers on a beautifully written and original story that brings you to a new world and makes you feel all the feels.The world of Third Daughter is unlike any I have read before The world is, just as advertised, a mix of Indian culture and steampunk culture The greatest thing about this world is that even though it combines two things you might not traditionally mix together, it doesn t feel forced The mix between Indian culture and steampunk seems very natural and is described vividly throughout the entire book.Just like the world, the characters are masterfully developed I found that the characters were very easy to love and empathize with The Third Daughter, Aniri, is a perfect balance between tough girl, reckless teen, scared child, and noble royal Aniri is a character that feels so believable and real Like most book heroines, Aniri wants to fight for herself, but she has no problem accepting help when she needs it although she often thinks she doesn t need it.While Third Daughter is clearly a romance, I definitely would not say that the romance is in your face Susan Kaye Quinn mixes the romance into the plot in a way that the romance has plenty of time to grow in a life like way It s not insta love, it s not the stereotypical love triangle it is a beautiful telling of a girl torn between her heart and her country and how her relationships grow and change as she learnsandabout what s really going on.In Third Daughter, Susan Kaye Quinn brings a totally original and well developed world to life Third Daughter has a perfect balance between the romantic element as well as the action and intrigue As a fan of the Mindjack series, I can say that this is definitely a must read for fans of Mindjack, but also for everyone else READ THIS BOOK IT S AMAZING Especially if you haven t read any of Susan Kaye Quinn s work before Susan Kaye Quinn has such a different approach to the young adult genre that I think all readers of YA can appreciate


  6. ✶Rachelle✶ ✶Rachelle✶ says:

    2 starsAn immature, stupid, and brash MC who literally has zero common sense whatsoever an unbelievable romance a very dissatisfied Reader.Also, one of my biggest pet peeves was that everything about the world was constantly described rather than named Let me explainas this book was influenced by Indian culture, it would have been nice to have some of the terminology of the culture brought over Hand tattoos henna Dresses with wraps of fabric saris Jewelry worn on forehead 2 starsAn immature, stupid, and brash MC who literally has zero common sense whatsoever an unbelievable romance a very dissatisfied Reader.Also, one of my biggest pet peeves was that everything about the world was constantly described rather than named Let me explainas this book was influenced by Indian culture, it would have been nice to have some of the terminology of the culture brought over Hand tattoos henna Dresses with wraps of fabric saris Jewelry worn on forehead tikka It would have enriched the story so muchhad the author used the actual terms of the culture rather than constantly described it


  7. Jen Jen says:

    Solid 4.5 star book I completely wish we had the half star option available for use, but I digress.The only bits I didn t like were that the Indian heritage stuff wasn t NAMED, such as saris, henna, etc That would have made the world THAT muchauthentic and would have closed the gap from 4.5 to 5 stars Also, Jakan was kind of a jerk He s supposed to be older than the princess and he speaks without diplomatic care I guess that s his personality, but I would think that being in a royal c Solid 4.5 star book I completely wish we had the half star option available for use, but I digress.The only bits I didn t like were that the Indian heritage stuff wasn t NAMED, such as saris, henna, etc That would have made the world THAT muchauthentic and would have closed the gap from 4.5 to 5 stars Also, Jakan was kind of a jerk He s supposed to be older than the princess and he speaks without diplomatic care I guess that s his personality, but I would think that being in a royal court in the honor guard that he would have picked up on the politic way of speaking, even in private with royalty I m not usually into political intrigue, but this was good It wasn t too much for me to follow, but had twists enough to keep me interested There was action and adventure, as well as love, with the requisite love triangle That part was annoying, but it was resolved by the end of the book, which was a big positive As the first of a trilogy, the ending did lead into the next book, but it isn t a cliff hanger You could never read the next two books and still feel satisfied with the first book Though honestly, why wouldn t you read the next one This one was fabulous and I for one want to learnabout the MC s sisters The characters were real to me They lived and breathed, though the MC did have a tendency to wander off, but to be fair, if Janak had held his tongue, the last action scene would have gone down a different way Sorry, so not liking that character So I guess he s written well, if he gets under my skin like that I highly recommend this book It could usecultural color and maybe somesteampunk stuff, but that s a minor quibble The book is well written, the plot interesting and the characters engaging Whatcan one ask for


  8. Sudha Kuruganti Sudha Kuruganti says:

    I picked up this book from BookBub because the description really excited me Indian steampunk I remember wondering if the author, who is not Indian, would be able to really get the country and our culture mostly because the vast diversity in India makes it difficult for even Indians to fully get the many different cultures In that respect, this book was, unfortunately, a let down.I enjoyed the story, although there were many moments when Aniri and her stupidity annoyed me and almost ever I picked up this book from BookBub because the description really excited me Indian steampunk I remember wondering if the author, who is not Indian, would be able to really get the country and our culture mostly because the vast diversity in India makes it difficult for even Indians to fully get the many different cultures In that respect, this book was, unfortunately, a let down.I enjoyed the story, although there were many moments when Aniri and her stupidity annoyed me and almost every time I had to remind myself that in the universe of the story, Aniri is only seventeen and there were lots of stupid things I had done at seventeen.It did not make sense, though, for Aniri s mother, who is set up as an exceptionally wise and tactically sound ruler, to decide to send her impulsive, headstrong, and not very intelligent daughter off on a delicate double agent type spy mission to what is, essentially, enemy territory.But what really cut into my enjoyment of the book was all the bits of Indian culture that seemed to have been shoehorned into the text, willy nilly Each of the chapters had some nonsense words placed into the chapter titles I kept hoping they would end up making some sense in the end, but they didn t Many words don t make sense in the context Araama cannot be used as a greeting, mostly because of its usage in Hindi, aaram it would be like going around greeting people with To rest Another thing was the names We have a Nisha, a Priya, a Devesh and an Ashok all real names and then you have the completely made up names of Aniri, Seledri and Nahali And then the name of an obscure character from mythology, Janak Most Indian names have meaning to them they re based on words and concepts from actual languages Which is why names based on a set of syllables that simply sound good seem so utterly foreign And because the syllables in most Indian languages are pronounced in a way that is completely different from English and other Germanic languages, force fitting contractions from English into Indian languages doesn t make sense To wit, Ashoka would never, ever call himself Ash That would be like a Jonathan calling himself Jonath Actually, it would be like a book of Prince Jonath and Princess Amylikasda and their friends Michael, Susan, Anne and Priam.Although the book was good, and I liked the idea of a steampunk India, I do wish the book could have had a cultural advisor , as it were Something that would have helped the book be great, instead of alright


  9. Ilias Ilias says:

    I really enjoyed this one The characters were well developed and the world was well built and it managed to be both very exciting and dramatic and the, like, quintessential adventure story while also surprising me with every twist Surprising might be a little strong, but I genuinely did not see almost any of it coming, even what was obvious in retrospect I don t want to talk about the climactic confrontation because I think this book is spoilable, even if I don t think it would lose a lot fro I really enjoyed this one The characters were well developed and the world was well built and it managed to be both very exciting and dramatic and the, like, quintessential adventure story while also surprising me with every twist Surprising might be a little strong, but I genuinely did not see almost any of it coming, even what was obvious in retrospect I don t want to talk about the climactic confrontation because I think this book is spoilable, even if I don t think it would lose a lot from being spoiled, but it was so good The sword fighting The climbing around outside of buildings The jewels clockwork It was all so atmospheric and dramatic and I love genre fictionIt was very heterosexual, but I thought the romance was convincing, if not overwhelmingly so, it wasn t the focus of the piece, even if the protagonist is very in her head abt her feelings all the time I mean who among us She manages to convey growth in the character subtly, in a way that I personally found believable and well grounded.I dunno, I just really enjoyed it am looking forward to reading a sequel.Also though I did find this book on a list of romances, it s not really that I guess it s arguable, it s definitely an arranged marriage au, but I think the plot was located enough outside the relationship of the main characters that I wouldn t classify it as a romance novel


  10. Melissa Melissa says:

    Hum this is a hard book to review There was much to like and there were things I wanted to change I like to write reviews where I loved or hated the book So the pros were that this was a fun paced action packed book, that had great descriptions and a good feel The steampunk world was new for me and fun to read about This was all from one persons point of view and was done well It was a good length The cons This biggest problem with this book was that there was no connection with the char Hum this is a hard book to review There was much to like and there were things I wanted to change I like to write reviews where I loved or hated the book So the pros were that this was a fun paced action packed book, that had great descriptions and a good feel The steampunk world was new for me and fun to read about This was all from one persons point of view and was done well It was a good length The cons This biggest problem with this book was that there was no connection with the characters for me The main character I didn t like throughout much of the book, by the end she learns and grows and changes but it was almost too late The love story was such a mess and not well done and I just didn t care That is why I gave it 3 stars and why I won t be reading the 2nd You can have every other element in a book but if you don t care about the characters there is no point in readingThis was a clean teen book There is some kissing in the beginning and a little innuendo The violence is light There is a couple swear words


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