Daughter of the Shadows
Defying the Crown
by Kerry Chaput
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Pub Date 30 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 02 Apr 2023
1667 Quebec. Committed to a double life to save her fellow Protestants, Isabelle turns spy against her deceitful Catholic husband. When he devises a ruthless plan to imprison and torture her people, Isabelle learns to fight from a brave young Huron woman. Isabelle seizes the opportunity to undermine her husband's efforts by escorting him to France. There, she plays the doting wife while she secretly works to subvert the Catholic Church and plot his demise. But Paris is full of poisons, street gangs, and cruel nobility who threaten to destroy all Isabelle has worked to protect. With her found family on the line, Isabelle must challenge the most powerful man in France—King Louis XIV.
Defying the Crown may seem impossible, but Paris has yet to meet a warrior like her.
In the follow up to the award-winning Daughter of the King, Kerry Chaput takes readers on a historical adventure where fierce, cunning women fight for freedom. Daughter of the Shadows immerses you in the dark world of Paris, where court intrigue and poisonous secrets are no match for the whip-smart heroine who keeps you guessing at every turn. Discover the action-filled saga of this stellar historical fiction series.
A Note From the Publisher
"With meticulous research and passion for her subject matter, Chaput beautifully conjures the haunting fate of the French Huguenots, and the indelible human drive to fight for love and freedom." -Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
"Daughter of the Shadows by Kerry Chaput...incorporates deception, courage, loyalty, politics, the dark arts, and a blend of fact and fiction..." -Readers' Favorite
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I had enjoyed the first book Daughter of the King and this had what I enjoyed and improved upon it. The characters were what I was expecting and I thought they worked in the time-period. I was invested in the plot and it did everything that I was hoping for. I can't wait to read more from Kerry Chaput.
"Naira believes in the power of patience. Outlasting your opponent with bravery and using your wits to listen for the right time to attack. Which is why she has me start the day with my nemesis—the bow and arrow."
Daughter of the Shadows was intriguing from page one! Though a bit to get into, the story of the Hugenots in France and their arrival/survival in New France. However, there is more to this story - the return to France - to save and retaliate, and in the end, there is a promise for more! It's hard to find overall positive storylines like this today!
Isabelle walks a fine line between appearing to be the perfect wife to her Catholic husband, and working underground for the Protestant cause. Set in 1667 Quebec, Isabelle was born and raised in France, where she was persecuted for her religious beliefs. Forced to convert, she was sent to Quebec to choose a husband. Chaffing under her restrictive life, Isabelle will do almost anything for the cause.
I did not realize this was a sequel when I picked up the book. Although the book was able to stand alone, I did feel like I was missing a lot of character development and back-story. I enjoyed reading about a period of history that i know little about, and will definitely pick up the first book. Overall, highly recommended.
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