Danielle L. Jensen

Författare till The Bridge Kingdom

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Inkluderar namnet: Danielle Jensen


Verk av Danielle L. Jensen

The Bridge Kingdom (2018) 706 exemplar
Stolen Songbird (2014) 569 exemplar
The Traitor Queen (2020) 382 exemplar
Dark Shores (2019) 264 exemplar
Hidden Huntress (2015) 193 exemplar
Warrior Witch (2016) 167 exemplar
The Inadequate Heir (2021) 160 exemplar
Dark Skies (2020) 116 exemplar
Gilded Serpent (2021) 60 exemplar
The Broken Ones (2017) 58 exemplar
Tarnished Empire (2021) 34 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
University of Calgary (BS| Finance |2003)
Mount Royal University (BA|English literature|2010)
Tamar Rydzinski
Kort biografi
Danielle was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. At the insistence of the left side of her brain, she graduated in 2003 from the University of Calgary with a bachelor's degree in finance.

But the right side of her brain has ever been mutinous; and in 2010, it sent her back to school to complete an entirely impractical English literature degree at Mount Royal Univeristy and to pursue publication. Much to her satisfaction, the right side shows no sign of relinquishing its domination. [from Kindle ed. of Stolen Songbird (2014)]



Okay so trade disputes, water worlds and too many fucking snakes may sound like a hard sell. BUT HEAR ME OUT . . .

I really loved the action scenes and I am such a sucker for enemies-to-friends-to-lovers-&-confidants tales. I could def. use more steamy scenes - that't totally a personal preference - BUT the action and intrigue held my attention!
s_carr | 12 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2024 |
Series Info/Source: This is the first book in the Saga of the Unfated series. I got an eGalley for this for review through NetGalley.

Thoughts: This was decent Norse influenced fantasy romance. Previous to reading this book I had read Jensen's Bridge Kingdom series (well I read the first two books, loved the first one, thought the second was okay and then never finished the series) and I also read her Malediction Trilogy (Loved the first two books, thought the third was just okay), and I have had her Dark Shores series on my list to read but never really got around to it. There were some parts of this I liked and, I as sit down to write this review, I am realizing that there were a lot I didn't like as well. In the end this was mostly just kind of forgettable to me.

The story follows Freya, a young woman in an unhappy marriage who dreams of being a warrior. When her husband betrays her magical power to the region's jarl, she finds herself bound to this jarl. The jarl has ordered his son, Bjorn, to protect Freya at any cost. Only Freya and Bjorn have a very strong attraction to each other that is making concentration on godly tests and wars very difficult.

To start with the things I liked. I really loved how Norse gods were woven into this story. I enjoyed the world building here and the action. There are quite a few fights and battles and these were well written.

Unfortunately, in a fantasy romance like this it's important to like the characters and I really struggled with that here. At the beginning of the story I really like Freya and was enjoying watching her get a new chance to find some happiness. However, as the story continues, she makes poor decision after poor decision all in the name of loyalty to a family that has been vile to her. It was frustrating to watch; her poor decisions are what drive the storyline forward, I just couldn't stomach it. In addition to this Bjorn starts off seeming like an intriguing character, however I started to intensely dislike him as well. Bjorn is deceitful and starts to treat Freya the very way he said he never would. In the end I thought they both deserved the mess they were in and didn't want to read anymore about them.

The writing style here is fairly easy to follow and read. The pacing varied some throughout and there were parts I thought were a bit slow. It was fine but nothing specatcular.

My Summary (3/5): Overall this is a decently done Norse-based historical fantasy romance. Originally as I was sitting down to write this review I was planning on giving this 4/5 stars, but as I started to write the review I realized the way the story ended and the characters themselves really left a bad taste in my mouth. If you love fantasy romance and don't mind unlikable characters that make poor choices this might be a good book for you.

Given how I haven't really loved any of Jensen's full series and mostly just really enjoy a book here and there, I think I will stop seeking out books by her. I also don't plan on continuing this series.
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krau0098 | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 2, 2024 |
A bit obvious but I enjoyed it a great deal.
knersus | 12 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |



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