Second Daughter (The Royals of Dharia, Book Two)

The Royals of Dharia

Book 2
Susan Kaye Quinn
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Aniri’s life is supposedly perfect—she’s beloved by the people of Jungali and betrothed to their handsome prince. He’s a noble barbarian who’s pledged to use his skyship for peace, but the threat of a second skyship in the hands of rival country Samir looms over their impending marriage… and Aniri begins to question her rush to marry a man she barely knows.

When the Second Daughter of Dharia is poisoned, Aniri tells her soon-to-be husband she must rush off to Samir to care for her beloved sister. After all, how can she wed when Seledri may be dying? But in her heart, Aniri fears she may be like her long-lost father, fleeing the responsibilities of crown once again.

Aniri may be a runaway bride, but the dangers in Samir are real—Seledri is being stalked by an assassin, the second skyship could bring war, and the three Queendoms have never had so much unrest. As Aniri fights to free her sister from a husband and a country she does not love, she unlocks tightly-kept secrets that might have been better left uncovered… and she wonders whether a love pledged in the heat of adventure can survive the looming threat of war.

SECOND DAUGHTER is the second book in the Royals of Dharia Trilogy. It is told from Aniri’s point of view.

THE ROYALS OF DHARIA
Third Daughter (Book One)
Second Daughter (Book Two)
First Daughter (Book Three)

KEYWORDS: clean and wholesome, sweet royal romance, steampunk, historical Victorian romance, spies and espionage
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About the author

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French, and featured in several anthologies.

She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

See her website for free stories, trailers, and links to social media.

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Susan Kaye Quinn
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Published on
Jun 21, 2017
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Pages
369
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
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Sneaking 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 18th 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.

THE ROYALS OF DHARIA
Third Daughter (Book One)
Second Daughter (Book Two)
First Daughter (Book Three)

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Contains mature content and themes.

2015 Top SELF-ebook in Library Journal.

Keywords: genetic engineering, coming of age, paranormal, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, dystopian, cyberpunk, science fiction, future noir, fantasy, adventure, short stories, serial, free science fiction
What's your life worth on the open market?
In this sexy, gritty future-noir, debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone more "worthy"... all while paying the price with black marks on their souls.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat and jackboots—he's just in it for his cut, ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, people who will make the world a better place with their work and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja's girls keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane... until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone—a dark pit he's not sure he'll be able to climb out of again.

"Absolutely riveting!"
"Quinn has a way of writing heart-breaking characters."
"You'll be holding your breath, looking over your shoulder, and begging for more."

Originally written as a serial, LIRIUM is Season One of the Debt Collector series and contains the complete story of Lirium. There are five planned seasons, each from the perspective of a different debt collector.

Contains mature content and themes.

2015 Top SELF-ebook in Library Journal.

Keywords: genetic engineering, coming of age, paranormal, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, dystopian, cyberpunk, science fiction, future noir, fantasy, adventure, short stories, serial, free science fiction
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Kiras Geschichte
Gedankenspiele (Prequel)
Open Minds – Gefährliche Gedanken (Buch #1)
Closed Hearts – Gefährliche Hoffnung (Buch #2)
Free Souls – Gefährliche Träume (Buch #3)

Zephs Geschichte
Der Schlosser (Prequel)
Locked Tight – Gefährliches Misstrauen (Buch #4)
Cracked Open – Gefährliche Spaltung (Buch #5)
Broken Wide – Gefährliche Freiheit (Buch #6)

Themes: Jugend Dystopie, Teenager Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Action und Abenteuer, Gentechnik, postapokalyptisch, metaphysisch und visionär
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