About the Book:
Title: Daughter of Thieves
Series: Sands of Wonder #1
Author: Lichelle Slater
Release Date: November 13th, 2021
A street rat. A magic lamp. An obnoxiously handsome prince.
What should have been an easy-in, easy-out job with my father became a nightmare when he was arrested by the soldiers of Zunbar. As if things couldn’t get any more complicated, my estranged mother has demanded I enter the Desert Trials and find the magic lamp hidden inside the Dragon’s Lair cave.
The Desert Trails: a series of ten tasks to prove a sorceress’s proficiency in the art of magic.
How hard could it be?
Only, I wasn’t blessed with the gift of magic.
Surviving the trials is only part of the problem. I’ve inadvertently partnered with Prince “Abu” and he’s bent on taking the magic lamp from me. I’m not about to let some dashing prince steal my father’s freedom.
But the Dragon’s Lair is more like the Cave of Nightmares, and I can’t escape without Prince Abudar’s help. If we don’t work together, we might not make it out alive, and I am not wasting my only wish in order to escape.
I loved The Sultan and the Storyteller, so I was so excited to read Daughter of Thieves! Though I did not realize that The Sultan and the Storyteller was a prologue for this series ;D I was so confused when I first read it, and I was incredibly excited when I realized who all these characters were. I loved that we got so many cameos, but it still focused on an entirely new cast of characters.
Caspara was such an interesting character! Her whole world had fallen apart, and she was trying to pick up the pieces. I loved watching her as she started to grow and learn to trust people. While she wasn’t my favorite character, I felt like I was able to understand her. Also, there are 2 other books, so she has a lot of character growth to go 🙂
Abu was adorable! I honestly thought he was a jerk when he was first introduced, but he definitely grew on me. While Mithra was really annoying to me at first, I felt like I grew to understand her as I continued to read the book. One thing that I was kinda upset about though is how unaware Mithra and Abu were about the real world. They did not seem to even realize poverty existed in their kingdom. I feel like Sharira and Zayne would have wanted their children to know about the good and the bad going on in their kingdom. While I didn’t love these characters as much as Sharira and Zayne, I’m still interested to see how they’ll grow!
The plot was fascinating to me too! There were times when it felt slow maybe because I was used to reading novellas from Ms. Slater, but it was interesting. I was not expecting a lot of the twists and turns, and I’m excited to see where this series goes next. I have a lot of questions that need answers! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves clean romantic, fantasy books!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.