The Decoy Princess [NOOK Book]

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The Princess Contessa of Constenopolie has just learned of her true identity-that of an orphan adopted and raised as a decoy to protect the real princess. That doesn't make Contessa less of a royal target.


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Overview

The Princess Contessa of Constenopolie has just learned of her true identity-that of an orphan adopted and raised as a decoy to protect the real princess. That doesn't make Contessa less of a royal target.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440623073
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Series: Princess , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 135,115
  • File size: 436 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

    unexpected new favorite

    I picked this book up on a whim with very low expectations, but found that I skipped all plans for an entire day and night to read it start to finish--I could NOT put this book down! Dawn Cook's characters are creative and organic, and particularly her wonderful, tough hero Tess had me absolutely riveted. She is the best protagonist I've read about in a long time, and proves that the gritty action roles are not exclusively for the men!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    This is a must read book !!! :D

    I was searching in the fantasy section of Barns and Noble for new books to read for a trip I was about to go on. I saw The Decoy Princess and read the back but I put it back on the shelf. It did not appeal very much to me and it looked more like a tween fantasy book. Also, I am an artist and I totally judge books by their covers and the cover to this book was not in my taste. After searching for about another hour I did not find any books that appealed to me at all so I decided to give The Decoy Princess a try. Boy was I wrong about the book. I loved SOOOO much it is now one of my favorite books. The tween fantasy book thing was put to rest after reading one of the slightly gory descriptions towards the beginning of the book lol. And the cover does not do the book justice (in my opinion). This book is AMAZING!!! Definitely BUY IT!!! I would give it 1000 stars if I could :D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    AMAZING!!!

    I absolutely LOVED this book! There is a touch of romance which will develop more in the next book. All the ideas are original and the characters are genuine. I can keep reading the book again and again and never get bored! I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel coming out in July.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fine fantasy saga

    She grew up believing she was Princess Contessa of Costenopolie, but when her betrothed Prince Garrett, second son of the King of Misdev, arrives unannounced, her ¿parents¿ tell her the truth that she is not a royal only a foundling. They admit that their real daughter is safe in a monastery while Tess has grown up as the target of assassins. Garrett, coveting his own kingdom, kills Tess¿ parents and sends his men to assassinate the real princess and Chancellor Kavenlow, who has helped keep Tess safe all these years. --- Tess escapes to a tavern where she wins a stake at cards that she hopes to use towards warning Kavenlow whom she loves like a father and the real princess about the danger Garrett poses. One of the card players, Duncan is a cheat, but with no options, Tess teams up with him until Garrett¿s man Captain Jeck captures her with instructions to bring her back to the castle. She escapes and meets up with Duncan again. Together they warn Kavenlow who confesses that he and Jeck are the real powers behind the thrones and that he raised Tess to be his apprencice. However before she can make any plans for the future, she and her allies must dispose preferably without killing Garrett. --- Dawn Cook is one of the brightest new stars in the fantasy genre. Her characters are believable which insures her otherworldly settings feel real too. There is plenty of action once Garrett sets in motion his devious plot, a touch of romance, and a ton of intrigue throughout the delightful THE DECOY PRINCESS. The feisty protagonist is determined to make her own decisions while doing what she believes is right for the people of Costenopolie. Readers will respect this fine woman while also anxiously waiting what happens next to the unroyal target. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Great

    Loved it! Comparable to the Bloody Jack series with a mix of Graceling in it.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    Loved it and I'm waiting for the second book now.

    Loved it and I'm waiting for the second book now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Great

    I wasn't expecting a lot from this book but I was pleasantly surprise. Tessa is a strong character, I think. And despite her struggling emotions with everything, she does what's right and really does care.
    It's definitely a book worth reading.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

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    Amazing!

    This is a really good book. Its exciting and adventurous. It might be a little intense and confusing for younger readers. The only thing in the ending is that it ends with a hook and it isn't a series. Enjoy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

    A reviewer

    I loved this book. Tess is a Fantasic character and a great role moldel. Ilove how no matter what comes at her she just roles with the punches. Duncan & the captain, are real wild cards Tess may not entirely trust them but she has them both fallowing her for really different reasons. Anyway it's an Awsome book i can defiantly recommend this book with a good conscience. hope you'll read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2006

    Smart, Witty and Full of Twists and Turns

    Dawn Cook's Decoy Princess is refreshingly unique and enjoyable fantasy with likable chaaracters and non-stop action. Tess, the spirited heroine, sneaks, charms and fast-talks her way from one tight squeeze to another (high-stakes card games, hasty disguises, palace skulking, horse trading, cross-country chases...), all the while discovering that nothing in her life so far has been what it seemed. Unfortunately, it's one of those books that is hard to describe in more detail without spoiling the plot. That said, if you love authors like David Eddings, Mercedes Lackey and Trudi Canavan, then you won't want to put this one down. If you enjoy political intrigue, it can be a fun break from George R.R. Martin's more serious fare.

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