12 Jul 2019

Science Fiction and Fantasy Fridays: THE BRIDGE KINGDOM by Danielle L. Jensen

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Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Series: The Bridge Kingdom #1
Source: Audible
Publisher: Context Literary Agency, LLC
Publication Date: October 16, 2018

What if you fell in love with the one person you'd sworn to destroy? 

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil - and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara's homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom. 

But as she infiltrates her new home - a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas - and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore. 

Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?
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This is ADULT Fantasy just so everyone is aware. But I definitely really enjoyed it. The audiobook probably helped that fact because you got the emotions and tone of the voice for the characters which I really enjoyed. I thought that this was a really good novel and I am looking forward to the next!

I think there was a lot of really good political action in this one. I liked learning more about the different countries, their boundaries, and how they interacted with one another. I think the alliances and breaking of them were great and I look forward to seeing how it plays out in the future.

I loved the setting and the worldbuilding of this one too. The details were astounding and I felt like I was there the entire time. I loved traversing the world with Lara and Aren. I felt immersed in the world the entire time and look forward to learning more about it in the future!

Honestly there was a lot of goodness in this one. I really enjoyed reading it, learning about the characters, and seeing how it played out in real time. However, I know if I had been reading it in physical or ebook format, I would have stopped at about 30% because I was a little bored. The narrators definitely made this one.

I will say though this is a super slow burn romance and every time I wanted them to get it on, they did not get it on. So be prepared for that!

What are some of your favourite Adult SFF books?

1 comment:

  1. I was here for this book until you said super slow burn romances lol. I am so over those right now, but I'm definitely intrigued. I'm pretty sure this is on my TBR, so I'll just wait until I'm in the mood for it.


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