Series: The Twelve Kingdoms #11.5, The Chronicles of Dasnaria #3.5, The Uncharted Realms #5.5
Published by Brightlynx Publishing on June 29, 2020
Genres: Fantasy Romance
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More than two decades have gone by since Imperial Princess Jenna, broken in heart and body, fled her brutal marriage—and the land of her birth. She’s since become Ivariel: warrior, priestess of Danu, trainer of elephants, wife and mother. Wiser, stronger, happier, Ivariel has been content to live in her new country, to rest her battered self, and to recover from the trauma of what happened to her when she was barely more than a girl.
But magic has returned to the world—abruptly and with frightening force—and Ivariel takes that profound change as a sign that it’s time to keep a promise she made to the sisters she left behind. Ivariel must leave the safety she’s found and return to face the horrors she fled.
As Ivariel emerges from hiding, she discovers that her vicious brother is now Emperor of Dasnaria, and her much-hated mother, the Dowager Empress Hulda, is aiding him in his reign of terror. Worse, it seems that Hulda’s resurrection of the tainted god Deyrr came about as a direct result of Jenna’s flight long ago.
It’s up to Ivariel—and the girl she stopped being long ago—to defeat the people who cruelly betrayed her, and to finally liberate her sisters. Determined to cleanse her homeland of the evil that nearly destroyed her, Ivariel at last returns to face the past.
But this time, she’ll do it on her own terms.
The Lost Princess Returns is like an epilogue to The Twelve Kingdoms, The Uncharted Realms and mostly The Chronicles of Dasnaria series. It starts right after the end of The Fate of the Tala and is told in the POV of Jenna/Ivariel of The Chronicles of Dasnaria series. She has some unfinished business she needs to take care of.
I really enjoyed this story as I felt it wrapped up a plot line that was missing from The Fate of the Tala. I enjoyed seeing Ivariel go back home to finish some unfinished business. I liked getting to see her sisters again and seeing Ivariel face her mother again.
I can’t go into much detail without giving spoilers to the series. But I highly recommend this romantic fantasy series. Pretty much every story has a new couple coming together. The worldbuilding is phenomenal. And I love the wide array of characters. So many different personalities that work well together. I’ve loved every book in this collection of series. I’ve rated every book between four and five stars. I would recommend reading the series in publication order, which you can find here. A wonderful end to a wonderful group of series, I can’t recommend it enough.