General Winston's Daughterby Sharon Shinn
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… See more details below
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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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.
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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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