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The fate of an empire lies in the hands of one untested princess.

Princess Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she was a boy, she’d be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor.

Everything changes when an unknown, would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia’s life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire - but who? Was the assassin aligned with the power-hungry Western lords, who have always rebelled against the Emperor? Was he hired by the barbarians in the East; who are fighting against the Empire’s subjugation? Or was he a member of the mysterious Cult of Culo?

Unsure of whom he can trust, the Emperor realizes that his daughter might be his best option for an heir. There hasn't been a female heir to the throne in living memory, but as palace intrigue becomes increasingly dangerous, the reckless, rebellious, and stubborn princess suddenly has to face the responsibility of learning to lead. Will she rise to the occasion? Or will the Empire fall at the hands of one of its many enemies?

For fans of epic fantasy...with an LGBTQ twist.

©2018 Eliza Andrews (P)2018 Eliza Andrews

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Pleasantly surprised

So glad I bought this book even though I wasn't sure at first. Now I'm very attached to the characters and can't wait to read book 2. Hope there will be a book 3 as well. the sample I listened to had me on the fence but the narrator is actually very good and all her interpretations of the characters really brought them to life and were consistent. I would recommend it for people who enjoy fantasy that isn't too serious but fleshes out character motivations and has fun descriptions of action and good plot twists. And sexual content too of course! Not for prudes.

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I had a good time (Maybe Spoilers)

First off. I really liked the Narrator. I thought she did a really good job.

Now for the book. All in all I liked the book and have already grabbed the second one to listen to. I thought that Taisia was a pretty good character, even if there were times were she felt inconsistent. I like that she was both spoiled, naive and impulsive but kin, smart and a good leader.

Couldn't stand Myla from the start, did like the accent.

And then there was Joslyn. I liked her even if her role felt a little stereotypical for the main POC character I still liked her a lot. I was annoyed by how others treated her, but I was supposed to be. Was my favourite character in the book.

Plot-wise it is split into three parts and I liked each part a little less as the book moved on, I found the last section of the book dragged on and I had to really push through. If this was a single book I would be left with a lot of plot tangents and holes that don't make a lot of sense, but there is another book so I hope my questions will be answered and sometimes the timeframe was sped up at weird times.

I really liked the Gay stuff, it's the main reason I picked up the book. I loved that both Taisia and Joslyn accept themselves as the gays they are even if society doesn't (Though I thought their society was cool with it till part 3). Taisia only talking about love in regards to the main female LIs and Joslyn never mentions being with a man at all. It was refreshing that neither of them was really questioning or closeted. I think Taisia and Joslyn's relationship actually moved a little fast for me but it was still satisfying.

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Love this series

You know a story is good when you get to the end but you’re not ready for the story to be over. Luckily there’s another book already and supposedly a third in the making. Can’t wait 😂

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Amazing!

Loved it!!! Eagerly awaiting for the second one to become available as an audiobook. The story sucked me in and kept me engaged to the last word!

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Absolutely Amazing!

One of the most exciting fantasy stories that I've read. the LGBTQ inclusion is awesome and I love that it is written in a way that appeals both to the community and to straight people alike. Don't miss this one!!!

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Awesome!

Love the book. Read well and well written. Can't wait for book 2 in series.

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Great book for a long road trip!

I listened to this audiobook on a long road trip. Time just flew by. Kept my interested and wanting more. Managed to experience a range of emotions. The narrator was great and I enjoyed her using different voices for all the characters.

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Holy shit

This story is fantastic, just amazing. All the twists and turns really makes this so I can't wait to read book 2.

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Fantastic read!

This is my favourite audible book thus far. Good amount of suspense and intrigue all the way through, and the characters are very strong. I loved the action, romance, mystery, everything! Hope to see the next book from this series on here soon. Wonderful read!!

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They didn’t burn their gays

You thought that the did, but they didn’t . One of them, you’ll wish they did.

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  • jordan
  • 2019-01-24

Can’t wait for the next one!

I never write reviews, but I as I finished this book I felt like I had to. I was sucked into the story and began to care about the characters quickly. The story ticked a lot of boxes for me as well, such as political intrigue, magic/fantasy elements, romance, intelligent strong female characters , and a bit of witty humor. The performance by the narrator was really good as well. She used varies voices, accents, and intonation for many characters as well as had nice speed/timing throughout the story.

If these qualities seem like something you’d enjoy, I highly recommend giving this book a chance. I definitely was not disappointed :)

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  • Heather Matthews
  • 2019-01-14

The perfect blend of fantasy and lesbian romance.

It has an amazing plot and well written characters. I cannot wait for the next.

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  • Desiree
  • 2019-03-23

So pleasantly surprised.

I’ve always understood the concept of representation, but this book really hit home. I love the otherworld/ fantasy genre, and Andrews really did a fantastic job. Being able to actually identify with the characters was mind-blowing. Is this what straight people get to enjoy when they read cis character fantasy books?! Thank you Eliza Andrews.

Elizabeth Saydah did well with the the three lead characters (including Mila). The men tended to sound the same but it wasn’t a big deal.

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  • Savanna
  • 2019-04-18

For what it is, not bad at all

It kept me listening, and I'll keep an eye out for more. Nowhere near the depth of storytelling as Sarah Waters but A LOT better than most other lesbian books out there. Definitely recommend if you like fantasy and strong female characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-04

A fantastic read.

The world building and characters are absolutely phenomenal in this book. From chapter one, I have adored Tasia as a character and can barely wait to read about more of her story. Every character made sense and felt real, and all of the drama came from their own beliefs and desires interacting. It made for one of hell of a story.

The quality of the writing is also impressive. The word choice, use of language, imagery, and style all come together to create a book that is an absolute pleasure to read.

Then on top of that, the narrator does a spectacular job. Each character has their own voice and feels unique, and I'm a little in love with her Joselyn. I hope the writer and this narrator continue to work together and I'm already considering buying their last book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-04

Buy it. It’s amazing.

It’s an amazing story with intriguing complex characters. It’s the fantasy novel the lgbt community deserves.

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  • Zunaira
  • 2020-11-29

cute little story

The bit of erotica at the beginning caught me off guard. It didn't seem entirely necessary. I wish there were warnings at the beginning of a chapter or at least in the beginning of the book.
That said, there is an interesting character arc going on. The character is bisexual, not lesbian, but I guess that's how you get more readers. However, it's not the same thing.

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  • Joseph Freemer
  • 2020-02-04

A beautiful tale of love in a fantasy world...

In the past year I've read a lot books that were progressively better but this one really stood out for me. I'm not particularly good at reviews and am generally terrified to write things in public spaces. So here goes...

If you are looking for a fantasy romance story involving queer women, there are a few of those out there and for the most part are very good. Princess of Dorsa is something special though. The story of love, betrayal, heartbreak, forgiveness, moving on, and coming back around had me crying for various reasons throughout. The main characters are likeable from start to finish and even in cringe moments it's hard not to understand why. Motivations are natural and unforced. There's a few lovemaking scenes and they are written beautifully, rather then what is often embarrassing or awkwardly forced.

It's a really good book. If you are into romance or fantasy, or fantasy romance, I would urge you to give it a chance.

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  • Beatrice Sahagún
  • 2020-01-28

Couldn’t stop listening!

This book was simply amazing! Quarter into the book I was hooked. I could not stop listening! The princess’ character was very developed. The author took you on a journey watching the princess grow from a spoiled teenager to a wise adult.

This book can be described as a softer (not as grotesque) lesbian Game of Thrones type book. This author definitely knows how to bring out the emotion in the reader; I may have cursed out loud at one point. The villains were hated and the heroine loved. This book does not disappoint in any way. It has mystery, fighting, drama, romance... A little bit of everything. I enjoyed it so much I’m going to listen to it again.

The narrator does an amazing job of different character voices where you always know who is speaking. Did a great job. First time listening to the narrator and was very pleased.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed this book. I have enjoyed a book this much in a while. Looking forward to the second book and hopefully this author writes more than just a sequel!!

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  • Avery Walker
  • 2020-11-23

Love and Betrayal

If you are considering reading this book, let me just warn you that it's kind of a slow start. The first few chapters lead with some really heavy drama but then you are left watching the remaining pieces come together in a slow SLOW series of exchanges. But after that, it's smooth sailing. The characters are unique, engaging, and you will learn to love them. The ending was totally not expected from me and I think its the main reason you should read it. A great start to the series. Give it a shot. Magic, Kingdoms, Royalty, and Fighting. And of course, Love and Betrayal.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-05

Surprisingly good

I was a bit doubtful purchasing this book because lgbt themes in fantasy universes often results in flat, tasteless worlds where homophobia and racism doesn't exist and it detroys my immersion a bit. I was very wrong. Princess of Dorsa offers a harsh world, with complex and immersive politics. The autor does not spare her characters and they face countless difficulties. Also the "not too good" lead character, the princess, is a huge plus. If you love fantasy with immersive worlds, I recommend this book to you.