Review: Brambles by Intisar Khanani

Review: Brambles by Intisar Khanani

Brambles by Intisar Khanani is a novella in the Dauntless Path series that fans of the first story, Thorn, will want to read. This short story gives an in-depth look into the events that take place before the first story begins. If you are impatiently waiting to read the next instalment in the series, this book will definitely whisk you back to Adania.

Review: Brambles by Intisar KhananiTitle: Brambles: A Thorn Short Story
Series: Dauntless Path #0.5
Author: Intisar Khanani
Also by this author: Thorn
Publisher: Purple Monkey Press
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: December 7, 2020
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

In the kingdom of Adania, everyone knows what Princess Alyrra did to earn the court's contempt, her mother's disdain, and her brother's hatred.

She betrayed her own.

Yet, the truth hides another story, one of honor and honesty, of a princess gambling her own life for another's. It's a tale of courage and consequences, and a choice that can never be undone.

A short story prequel to her multi-starred fantasy, Thorn, Intisar Khanani's "Brambles" gives Alyrra's account of what really happened all those years ago, and how a few critical days turned her life into a daily fight for survival.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: Brambles by Intisar Khanani

Although, this story is a mere 40 pages, quite a lot is packed into this one. It is a must-read for those who have read the first book. If you have yet to try this series, there is enough detail in this little novella to get a feel for the beautiful writing and intriguing world that Khanani has created. Some extra context surrounding Princess Alyrra’s relationships with her family and friends is given in the book that sets the tone for Thorn. Also, it is a really nice flashback for those needing a little refresher before reading the second book.

❀ A Beautifully Written Story

The novella, Brambles, by Intisar Khanani is a beautifully written story that introduces the reader to the Dauntless Path series. It also makes some interesting connections for those already familiar with the story. If you enjoy YA fantasy, this is one series to try.

About Intisar Khanani

Inistar Khanani

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Prior to publishing her novels, Intisar worked as a public health consultant on projects relating to infant mortality and minority health, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.

 

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