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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Kassia is a thief and a soon-to-be oath breaker. Armed with only a reckless wit and sheer bravado, seventeen-year-old Kassia barely scrapes out a life with her older sister in a back-alley of the market district of the Imperial city of Corium.

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When a stranger shows up at her market stall, offering her work for which she is utterly unqualified, Kassia cautiously takes him o Kassia is a thief and a soon-to-be oath breaker. When a stranger shows up at her market stall, offering her work for which she is utterly unqualified, Kassia cautiously takes him on.

Very soon however, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery involving a usurped foreign throne and a vengeful nobleman. Most intriguing of all, she discovers a connection with the disappearance of her father three years prior. When Kassia is forced to flee her home, suffering extreme hardship, danger and personal trauma along the way, she feels powerless to control what happens around her.

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In the end, Kassia discovers an unyielding inner strength, and that contrary to her prior beliefs, she is not defined by external things -- she discovers that she is worthy to be loved. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Scribe's Daughter , please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Scribe's Daughter. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Scribe's Daughter. Although not specified, the time period has the feel of the medieval and I imagined the story taking place somewhere in the countries around the Mediterranean. Kassia is a sparky, feisty heroine.

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Kassia has need to be brave, though, because her father disappeared three years ago after failing to return from a trip, and she has to look after her sister, Irisa, and somehow find a way for them to survive. This decision will have consequences for both Kassia and her sister. Carrying out the task takes Kassia out of the city of Corium and it soon becomes apparent that someone is out to get her for unknown reasons but that others are out to protect her for equally unknown reasons. A story that has started out fairly light suddenly gets darker as we see that Kassia is not immune from the dangers facing a woman travelling alone.

I did find this part of the book surprisingly unsettling. Many adventures and strange new places await Kassia and the group of fellow travellers she falls in with. She learns surprising things about her past that cast her in a new and unwelcome role. Can she be more than a pawn in a political game or a chattel to be negotiated over and possessed? Will she eventually be able to trust someone with her heart? I received a review copy courtesy of the author in return for an honest review. Mar 19, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle-own-it.

Being an indie author myself, I enjoy reading novels by other brave souls who decide to self-publish. It's tough to be responsible for a book from cover to cover, and I tend to be more forgiving when reviewing an indie novel because I sympathize with the challenges faced. This is the attitude I held when I picked up The Scribe's Daughter, but this novel demands that it be held to a higher standard.

Nothing about this book made me think, "It's good for an indie novel.

It is beautifully written, edited, and formatted with an intriguing storyline and captivating characters. Stephanie Churchill has vividly created a world that will feel familiar to those who enjoy medieval historical fiction.

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As the protagonist, Kassia, experiences adventures that take her on the full range of fortune's wheel, each setting is beautifully described. I had a clear vision of mountain vistas, sparkling lakes, bustling cities, and thick forests, and felt as though I was there at Kassia's side. Each character that shares Kassia's trials is given a unique and complex personality, but none more so than Kassia herself.

Since the novel is told from a first person point of view, the reader is inside Kassia's head. We get to laugh out loud at her snarky sarcasm while we are sharing her inner pain and doubt. This strong, courageous young woman goes through more to get to her happily ever after than anyone in the story, besides the reader, is privy to. This novel has action, romance, betrayal, secrets, and more, sure to please any reader of historical fiction or epic fantasy adventure.


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I grew close to the characters during my time with them and look forward to seeing them again in future installments to the series. I'm a fan of the fantasy genre and picky about my books. This is a very well written book with several interesting plot twists and surprises.

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The characters are well drawn, and the heroine is especially entertaining with her sarcastic sense of humor and plucky spirit. The secondary characters are also interesting. The pacing is, perhaps, a bit uneven not surprising for a debut novel , but while the book may start a bit slowly, it certainly makes up for it the rest of the way! For fans of Y I'm a fan of the fantasy genre and picky about my books.

For fans of YA or fantasy, I definitely recommend this book for you! Feb 19, Lauren Sapala rated it it was amazing. The very first chapter proved me wrong though. I was immediately sucked into this alternate world and incredibly intrigued by the mystery that was slowly unfolding. I will also say that I felt an extremely strong connection with Kassia the MC. To me, this is the hallmark of truly excellent writing.


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I highly recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy literature of any sort. Jan 01, Linda Hein added it. This book was sent to me months ago, before Christmas, , a signed and inscribed copy sent to me by the author, a woman with whom I was a co administrator on the FB fan page for Sharon Kay Penman. I knew she was writing this book, and read an early chapter long ago. I am not a fan of books written in the first person, regardless of who the author is, and will not read them if I have This book was sent to me months ago, before Christmas, , a signed and inscribed copy sent to me by the author, a woman with whom I was a co administrator on the FB fan page for Sharon Kay Penman.

I mentioned this one day to Stephanie, before I knew this book was written in the first person. Insert foot, close mouth. She sent it to me anyway, and I clearly had set the stage for blisteringly honest book evaluations. So, I packed this book in my carry-on luggage for my week visit home over the Christmas holiday. I just could no longer ignore it, sitting as it was on top of the books piled expectantly on my desk.

On the return plane trip back to Boston, I opened the book. And there I was, almost instantly, in this magical place that has never existed, and yet has existed forever. This book is a gentle, lyrical dance of seven veils…. It was slow in coming, the clarity, as I kept turning the pages.

Each veil is torn away unexpectedly, in an instant: a page, a paragraph, a sentence, and sometimes, with a single word, none of which I saw until it was too late for my emotions. After the last veil was torn away, the last vestige of the patina of any normalcy in the world in which we were standing scraped away, then, just then did I realize how utterly skillfully this book sucked me in, fooled me, tricked me, and made me slow the page turning because I did not want it to end.

When it did, it took me a few days to shake off the mix of emotions. I missed these characters. I loved the writing. I had nothing but wonderment at the skill required to create those veils and strip them away at exactly the right moment. One day, I will be able to say I knew her when….

Set in a land that in my mind bears some resemblance to Renaissance Europe, young Kassia and her sister survive in the city thanks to their skills and Kassia's light fingers and wit , after the death of their mother and disappearance of their father presumed dead on a trip. Although Kassia is the younger of the two, she's the one taking care of the both of them, wiser to the ways of the world than her sister, and not afraid to get her hands dirty to ensure their survival.

But one day their li Set in a land that in my mind bears some resemblance to Renaissance Europe, young Kassia and her sister survive in the city thanks to their skills and Kassia's light fingers and wit , after the death of their mother and disappearance of their father presumed dead on a trip. But one day their life changes when she gets entrusted with a mysterious job that will change their lives forever. Not saying anymore about it to avoid spoilers, but damn was this an entertaining and enthralling read! Couldn't put it down, and led to a couple of sleepless nights!

Kassia is a very lively protagonist, with some very fixed ideas about the world so fixed that sometimes you want to hit her on her head a bit to jar her out of it , and with very good survival instincts. The only reason I'm docking a star off is the ending. It felt much too rushed, as if there were a deadline or a maximum page limit to be met and all of the sudden the story needed to end.