I thought “The Pages of the Mind” was just a new book to a new series. After the horrible time I had with the 12 kingdoms I wanted to give this author another chance. But I found out that although this is a new series it’s a spin-off of you guessed it the 12 Kingdoms. Although I didn’t finish that other series I didn’t feel lost in this one. I probably would know some of the characters more if I would have finished the other series. But I don’t see any reason why you can’t just read this one and not the others.
“The Pages of the Mind” is an amazing book! It has fabulous characters that will trap your heart. The romance, adventures, and the story were so well written and I love that the author stayed away from the issues I had with her other book. This book was perfect. I can’t say too much as it would spoil it (ugh spoilers). But this book will take you to wondrous and exotic places. And if by chance you have read the other books some of the places will be familiar.
So if you love librarians who are knife-wielding kick butt characters, then pick this book up now!
An Orphan's Throne
Magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human…and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos.
Dafne Mailloux is no adventurer--she's a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne's ability with languages, her way of winnowing the useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her.
Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until her journey drops her into the arms of a barbarian king. He speaks no tongue she knows but that of power, yet he recognizes his captive as a valuable pawn. Dafne must submit to a wedding of alliance, becoming a prisoner-queen in a court she does not understand. If she is to save herself and her country, she will have to learn to read the heart of a wild stranger. And there are more secrets written there than even Dafne could suspect…