BEYOND THE REALM OF DREAMS IS A WORLD SHE NEVER IMAGINED.
Masayi Sairu was raised to be dainty, delicate, demure . . . and deadly. She is one of the emperor's Golden Daughters, as much a legend as she is a commodity. One day, Sairu will be contracted in marriage to a patron, whom she will secretly guard for the rest of her life.
But when she learns that a sacred Dream Walker of the temple seeks the protection of a Golden Daughter, Sairu forgoes marriage in favor of this role. Her skills are stretched to the limit, for assassins hunt in the shadows, and phantoms haunt in dreams. With only a mysterious Faerie cat and a handsome slave possessed of his own strange abilities to help her, can Sairu shield her new mistress from evils she can neither see nor touch?
For the Dragon is building an army of fire. And soon the heavens will burn.
The Tales of Goldstone Wood just keep getting better and better. This time the author takes us to a land where royal daughters are raised and instructed to protect and defend their charges. Our favorite cat is back along with the dreaded dragon. And can I say I LOVE those little lion dogs…or should I say “hedge-pigs.” Even their names are adorable: Sticky Bun, Dumpling and Rice Cake. Brilliant.
Golden Daughter delivers everything readers have come to expect from Anne Elisabeth Stengl: an engaging plot with characters who face choices that mold and form them on their journey. The Greater Dark looms over all, infecting characters who harbor anger, resentment and unforgiveness in their hearts. “The Path of Nightmares is beyond mortal tongues to tell. For to each traveler it wears a different aspect, making itself individually dreadful...”
While it certainly helps to read the series from the beginning, this story can stand alone as well- although it might be harder to fully understand the cat (maybe we’ll never fully understand the cat anyway…hehe). The whole series is worth your time and this installment is no exception. Delightful.