A childhood favorite. A young woman finds magic, adventure and a touch
of romance in a magical mountain kingdom.
I wish she’d write more books in this universe. Daria is basically Afghanistan
at the time of the Raj. Quazi Britain to the south and demons (sorry Russia)
to the north.
It’s a wonderfully realized world. Full of layers of texture and a sense
of historical depth.
And Angahard, or Harry as she prefers to be called, is a wonderfully
restless girl dream. I wanted to steal away. Be given a beautiful horse
like sunlight. Discover magic in my heritage. Duel on horseback. Have an
adventure. Have this adventure in this little tiny mountain kingdom.
But really, reading it in a book is so much tidier and less dusty.