General Winston's Daughter

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When eighteen-year-old heiress Averie Winston travels to faraway Chiarrin, she looks forward to the reunion with her father and her handsome fianc‚, Morgan. What she finds is entirely different from what she expected. She realizes that Morgan is not the man she thought he was; and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to another. Handsome Lieutenant Ket Du'kai is like no one Averie has ever met, and she enjoys every moment she spends with him, every delicious flirtation. Averie knows she's still engaged to another...

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Overview

When eighteen-year-old heiress Averie Winston travels to faraway Chiarrin, she looks forward to the reunion with her father and her handsome fianc‚, Morgan. What she finds is entirely different from what she expected. She realizes that Morgan is not the man she thought he was; and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to another. Handsome Lieutenant Ket Du'kai is like no one Averie has ever met, and she enjoys every moment she spends with him, every delicious flirtation. Averie knows she's still engaged to another man, but she can't help but think about Lieutenant Du'kai, and she wonders if he feels the same.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Nancy K. Wallace
Averie Winston sails to remote Chiarrin to visit her father and her fiancT, Colonel Morgan Stode. On board, she meets Ket Du'Kai, an Aebrian officer, assigned to protect her. Through Ket, she begins to see her country, Aebrelle, as an aggressive imperialist nation, conquering small countries for its own gain. Arriving in Chesza, Averie falls under the enchantment of Chiarrizzi culture, the markets, the bright costumes, and the festivals. But the Chiarrizzi refuse to surrender; rebel forces attack Aebrian troops and target Aebrian gatherings. After a bombing, Averie rescues Jaleesa, a wounded Chiarizzi woman. Jalessa reluctantly agrees to become Averie's maid, teaching her Chiarizzi customs and religion. Finding that she and Morgan have little in common, Averie is increasingly drawn to Ket. One night, Jalessa sets fire to the Winston house as rebels blow up the aqueducts and fire the city. Escaping to the harbored ships, Averie discovers that her father and many others have been killed. Averie's carefree life of parties and shopping contrasts sharply with her father's and Morgan's battle against the Chiarizzi rebels. Skillfully and creatively conceived, the Chiarizzi gods motivate their people to fight to the death. Jalessa's betrayal, although devastating to Averie, is not unexpected, considering the tense political climate and profound religious beliefs. Just like Corie in Shinn's Summers at Castle Auburn (Ace, 2001/VOYA August 2001), glimpsing her society through another's eyes transforms Averie. After a broken engagement and her father's death, she pursues a relationship with Ket as a mature, compassionate woman.
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A wealthy heiress, 18-year-old Averie Winston is betrothed to Colonel Morgan Stode, whom she has loved since she first laid eyes on him at the age of eight. When the opportunity arises for her to leave Aeberelle to join her father and Colonel Stode in Chiarrin, she jumps at the chance to see the world and leave her dull life behind. Her eyes begin to open on the voyage over with her friendship to Lieutenant Du'Kai. Many of their conversations revolve around other cultures, customs, and the imperialistic tendencies of the Aeberelle government; his own country of Xan'tai has been taken over by it. While visiting a Chiarrin marketplace, rebels attack and injure a native woman whom Averie has befriended. Averie offers Jalessa a job in her home and it is she who truly exposes her to a different way of life and point of view. The young woman comes to realize that her opinions on politics, her father, the military, and even her feelings for Morgan have changed. Even though the story takes place in a fictionalized setting, Shinn does an excellent job creating a parallel to the British Empire in its height of 19th-century imperialism. The characters are well developed and believable, and readers will certainly identify with Averie's determination and zest for life. Interestingly, the story opens with a journey in one direction and culminates with a different one entirely. Readers should enjoy this novel as it has something to offer to almost everyone-politics, romance, danger, friendship, and betrayal.
—Donna RosenblumCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
For 17 years, Averie has lived the sheltered life of a rich general's daughter in her native land of Aeberelle, never questioning the source of her wealth or the ramifications of her father's invasions. However, when Averie leaves Aeberelle to join her father and fiancee in Chiarrin, a foreign land under the occupation of her father's military, Averie cannot continue ignoring these questions and finds herself struggling with the ethics of invading another nation. Averie's confusion is magnified as she quickly becomes enchanted by Chiarrin's vibrant culture and befriends a dark and handsome soldier, who, although he serves her father, is truly a citizen of a land controlled by Aeberelle. Although presented as fictional settings, the lands are easily likened to familiar nations and the time period has the flavor of the late 18th century. However, because this text is not firmly tethered to reality, Averie's well-drawn headstrong is realistic. Thought-provoking with a sinuous thread of romance and danger that keeps it light and entertaining. (Fiction. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142413463
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 4/16/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 721,184
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by  Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

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  • Posted October 9, 2010

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    Interesting and Enjoyable Read

    I thoroughly enjoyed General Winston's Daughter. I thought the plot unique and the characters interesting and well developed. However, I do hope for a sequel!

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  • Posted June 16, 2010

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    Great book... but kinda boring at first

    General Winston's Daughter was a good book that I reccomemd to anyone who likes fantasy and historical fiction. But this book is not historical fiction. The book can get slow at times but it has a really good ending so it is worth it to keep reading. It is best book I have read so far this summer! And I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2009

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    Don't let the cover discourage you

    I kept coming across this book for the longest time but refused to buy it bc of the cover. The cover didn't look interesting to me AT ALL (it turned me off completely). But I finally gave in and found it to be an easy read that I enjoyed. Averie is very endearing and the other characters are likeable as well. The only thing fantasy about this book is that it takes place in, and mentions, countries whose names don't actually exist. Besides that it's very realistic. The ending left me wondering if there will be a sequel, which I can't find any evidence of. However, I would still recommend it as a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2008

    love fantasy, love this

    great story with good cast of characters a msut read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

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    This book was really good! I read it in one day, I just couldnt put it down! I love General Winstons daughter, Sharon Shinn did a great job at describing her. This is a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2008

    Overall good, but disappointed

    Having read many of Ms. Shinn's previous works, I was disappointed by GWD. It seemed like the fascinating intrigue and mystery presented by Shinn in her previous books wasn't as common in this novel. I didn't like the heroine as much and it seemed like the romance b/w her and the officer had no depth. The twist was interesting and unexpected but was unfortunately overshadowed for me by Averie's naiveness and impetuous decisions. The overall setting did not seem too original to me which was disappointing. However, it was a good book and I was interested in the outcome. The culture Shinn portrays was interesting. I still recommend it, but if you're new to Sharon Shinn, I strongly recommend you read Summers at Castle Auburn first/too.

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