In a last-ditch effort to find his kidnapped son, Duke Vahn sends his most trusted servant to pose as a runaway slave in the hostile country of Ganluc. Meanwhile, the challenge he faces at home is no less daunting. This beautiful story is full of images: servitude in leadership, ungrudging chivalry, and a love that endures through adversity.
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About the Author
Caprice Hokstad was born in San Diego, California. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She currently lives in Southern California, sharing a mobile home with her husband, three children, varying numbers of pet rats, a leopard gecko, a tankful of guppies, a cat, and a dog. Caprice writes fanfiction and sews musical theater and Renaissance costumes in her spare time.
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Nor Iron Bars A Cage based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is the sequel to The Duke's Handmaid, which is a fabulously written book. I recommend starting with that one so you can really appreciate the world Caprice Hokstad has created and better understand this book. Caprice's writing is nothing less than smooth. The world she has created is rich and unique. Her characterization skills are wonderful. The first book (The Duke's Handmaid) focused more on the character of Kee, but Nor Iron Bars a Cage leans more toward what is going on with Kee's master (yes, the culture in this book is one that utilizes slavery) Duke Vahn. The portrayal of Vahn is a conflicting one. On one hand, he is aristocracy and yet he treats his slaves far better than most. But he's arrogant, and at times rather immature. Even though he is not in any way the villain, he needs to do some serious growing up. What amazes me about this book is that Caprice took me from having mixed feelings about Vahn to cheering for him wholeheartedly. I fully recommend this series and am anxiously awaiting the third book!
Without a doubt, Caprice Hokstad led me deep into Latoph and held me captive with her beautifully crafted story. It's a love story that tells of the highest order of love, one that is totally unselfish and sacrificial. It's a tale of deep friendships and honor. Great themes, but also a wonderful fantasy. Mrs. Hokstad has done a masterful job of creating countries with differing cultures, landscapes, and customs. In this novel there is a great deal of suspense and danger, some surprising twists that make the reader unsure of just how everything will end. Also some humor in just the right places. This is one highly enjoyable read, yet full of inspiration and matters to make you think.