Damsel to the Rescue by Kaia Sønderby Review

I was lucky enough to catch the authors husband on Google Plus at the right time and got a copy in exchange for a review. Thank you for that.

Damsel to the Rescue is a fantasy story that plays to the genre tropes in a tongue-in-cheek way. In this world, Princes are kidnapped and it’s the Damsels that save them. The Damsel gets fame and the reward of marrying the prince she rescues. Terri doesn’t care for all that. She loves her garden and would be perfectly happy letting all the other girls go romping across the land. That doesn’t happen, of course, that’d be a bit of a boring story. A prince gets abducted and Terri’s mother pretty much blackmails her into going to the rescue. Along the way she’s forced to join together with a few other damsels that make an interesting adventuring party.

That’s all I’m going to say about the story as it happens pretty quickly through the first few chapters. I don’t want to spoil anything. This is a fun read. There are some clever jabs at the non-armor of ladies, useless princes, and overbearing parents. I enjoyed the writing and characters. The play on a familiar setting was fun.

To be fair, the story isn’t perfect. Terri can be a little too good at what she does, especially for a girl who shunned training. Her nature magic seems to have few limits and having her take a short rest puts her right back into the fray. The supporting cast could have stepped up a little more to take some of the awesome off her shoulders. That’s really the only critique I have.

Damsel to the Rescue is clever, well-written, and fun. I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre.

– I copy/pasted this review over from Goodreads because I am lazy.

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