Warrior of the World
Chronicles of Dasnaria #3
by Jeffe Kennedy
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Pub Date: 1/8/19
Just beyond the reach of the Twelve
Kingdoms, avarice, violence, strategy, and revenge clash around a
survivor who could upset the balance of power all across the map. . .
Once Ivariel thought elephants were
fairy tales to amuse children. But her ice-encased childhood in
Dasnaria’s imperial seraglio was lacking in freedom and justice.
With a new name and an assumed identity as a warrior priestess of
Danu, the woman once called Princess Jenna is now a fraud and a
fugitive. But as she learns the ways of the beasts and hones new uses
for her dancer’s strength, she moves one day further from the
memory of her brutal husband. Safe in hot, healing Nyambura, Ivariel
holds a good man at arm’s length and trains for the day she’ll be
She knows it’s coming. She’s not truly safe, not when her mind clouds
with killing rage at unpredictable moments. Not when patient
Ochieng’s dreams of a family frighten her to her bones. But it
still comes as a shock to Ivariel when long-peaceful Nyambura comes
under attack. Until her new people look to their warrior priestess
and her elephants to lead them . . .
Exile of the Seas
Chronicles of Dasnaria #2
Around the shifting borders of the Twelve Kingdoms, trade and conflict,
danger and adventure put every traveler on guard . . . but some have
everything to lose.
Once she was known as Jenna, Imperial Princess of Dasnaria, schooled in
graceful dance and comely submission. Until the man her parents
married her off to almost killed her with his brutality.
Now, all she knows is that the ship she’s boarded is bound away from her
vicious homeland. The warrior woman aboard says Jenna’s skill in
dancing might translate into a more lethal ability. Danu’s fighter
priestesses will take her in, disguise her as one of their own—and
allow her to keep her silence.
But it’s only a matter of time until Jenna’s monster of a husband
hunts her down. Her best chance to stay hidden is to hire out as
bodyguard to a caravan traveling to a far-off land, home to beasts
and people so unfamiliar they seem like part of a fairy tale. But her
supposed prowess in combat is a fraud. And sooner or later, Jenna’s
flight will end in battle—or betrayal . . .
Prisoner of the Crown
Chronicles of Dasnaria #1
She was raised to be beautiful, nothing more. And then the rules changed . . .
In icy Dasnaria, rival realm to the Twelve Kingdoms, a woman’s role is
to give pleasure, produce heirs, and question nothing. But a plot to
overthrow the emperor depends on the fate of his eldest daughter. And
the treachery at its heart will change more than one carefully
limited life . . .
The Gilded Cage
Princess Jenna has been raised in supreme luxury—and ignorance. Within the
sweet-scented, golden confines of the palace seraglio, she’s never
seen the sun, or a man, or even learned her numbers. But she’s been
schooled enough in the paths to a woman’s power. When her betrothal
is announced, she’s ready to begin the machinations that her mother
promises will take Jenna from ornament to queen.
But the man named as Jenna’s husband is no innocent to be cozened or
prince to charm. He’s a monster in human form, and the horrors of
life under his thumb are clear within moments of her wedding vows. If
Jenna is to live, she must somehow break free—and for one born to a
soft prison, the way to cold, hard freedom will be a dangerous path indeed…
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans
decades. She lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine Coon cats, a border
collie, plentiful free-range lizards and a Doctor of Oriental
Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at JeffeKennedy.com, or every
Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog.