Somewhat recently, we started a new book club on reddit’s r/fantasy forum focusing on Romatic Fantasy (because what could be better than my two favorite genres combined?). I thought I’d post an announcement post here, in case any of you want to join in.
June’s book is Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones.
Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit Baron Saveze’s fortunes—even less his bodyguard, a ruthlessly efficient swordswoman known only as Barbara. Wealth suddenly makes Margerit a highly eligible heiress and buys her the enmity of the new Baron. He had expected to inherit all, and now eyes her fortune with open envy.
Barbara proudly served as the old Baron’s duelist but she had expected his death to make her a free woman. Bitterness turns to determination when she finds herself the only force that stands between Margerit and the new Baron’s greed.
At first Margerit protests the need for Barbara’s services, but soon she cannot imagine sending Barbara away. And Barbara’s duty has become something far more hazardous to her heart than the point of a sword. But greater dangers loom than one man’s hatred—the Prince of Alpennia is ill. Deadly intrigue surrounds the succession and the rituals of divine power known as The Mysteries of the Saints.
Heather Rose Jones debuts with a sweeping story rich in intrigue and the clash of loyalties and love.
I just started this one and I’m only 8% in and thoroughly enjoying it so far. There are intriguing characters who I don’t quite know what to think of yet, and the prose is fantastic. It seems very fantasy of manners, which I love. Can’t wait to read the rest!
If you want to join in our discussion you can find out more in our announcement post on reddit. You can also join our r/fantasy discussion group on goodreads, as announcements are sent out for when the book club threads are posted and it’s an easy way to keep track of things. Hope some of you decide to join us, the more the merrier!