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Kindar's Cure

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Princess Kindar of Anost dreams of playing the hero and succeeding to her mother’s throne. But dreams are for fools. Reality involves two healthy sisters and a wasting disease of suffocating cough that’s killing her by inches. When her elder sister is murdered, the blame falls on Kindar, putting her head on the chopping block.

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Paperback, 314 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Divertir Publishing
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V. Shaw
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A life-long fan of the fantasy genre, I've been waiting on reading something a little bit different for a while. Although falling within the realm of medieval fantasy, Kindar's Cure isn't bound to the conventions of the sub-genre. There is a princess, yes. But she's certainly not your typical damsel in distress. This one does her own rescuing, thank you very much!

Without spoiling too many of the intricate twists and reveals, the novel centers around Princess Kindar Stefanous, the middle of three
M.L. Keller
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it
A new angle on the chosen one/ prophesy plot.

What I liked:
Matriarchal society, including male harem, was a fun twist on an overused tyrant trope. Apparently even women can be pigs.

The heroine isn’t whiny, or spoiled. She is also a realistic fighter. Her abilities are completely believable, as are the odds in the battles.

Although the book is long, the plot followed a logical progression, with very few unnecessary scenes. I never felt like the story dragged.

The mystery unraveled at a good pace,
Myra (Pieces of Whimsy)
Review first published on my blog, Pieces of Whimsy.

This book was fantastic and it was nothing at all like I expected! It was dark and gritty and the author wasn't afraid of writing characters who were twisted and vile and just down-right awful to behold; and this of course made me love the book!

I am a lover of all fantasy whether it's light, dark, silly, or twisted, but my favourite kind of fantasy is epic/high fantasy where there are daring quests, questionable wizards, magical kingdoms, dange
Tracy Townsend
Dec 12, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a free ebook copy of _Kindar's Cure_ from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I've read a lot of epic fantasy before (like, a LOT a lot) and given that, I'm very familiar with some of its most common tropes (please note that I use the word "tropes" and not "clichés" very purposefully; there is a difference, and I want Ms. Hauck to get credit for knowing and executing that difference). _Kindar's Cure_ plays off some of the most common tropes of epic fantasy in inventive ways,
Clare O'Beara
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
In this fantasy, Empress Eugenie dismissed her husband Lord Andrex from court, once she'd had three daughters, so the resentful man plots against her with the generals. One of them comes up with the idea of using the Empress's daughters as leverage against her. The eldest daughter is being wed to cement a political alliance, despite which assassins stalk the castle. The middle daughter, Kindar, fights for position, for she has a chesty cough called choke lung which worsens steadily. She will nev ...more
Everett Robert
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like high fantasy, independent authors, female protagonists
Shelves: fantasy
This review originally appeared on my blog.

It's rare that I find a book based on description alone that interests me enough to want to review it her. Normally my blog focuses on theater, theater education and arts advocacy (as I'm sure many of you know) but while preparing my own, recently complete blog tour, I read the description to this book, Kindar's Cure by Michelle Hauck.

High fantasy? I like high fantasy.

Female protagonist? We certainly don't see enough of those these days.

Rulership is a
Laurie Winter
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
The reviewer was given a free copy of the book for an honest review.

Kindar is a princess, and she’s dying. When a wizard approaches her with a vision for a cure, it’s great news. But there’s a problem…she will have to slip out from under her cruel mother’s thumb and go on a dangerous quest to save her own life.

Kindar suffers from lung choke, a normally fatal disease that she has been fighting her entire life. It makes her appear weak, which in turn makes her feel unworthy. Her mother, the empres
Victoria W.
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Kindar's Cure by Michelle Hauck. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review

Kindar is a princess without a lot of luck. The second of three sisters and born cursed with the affliction chokelung (a disease which usually kills in infancy), Kindar exists as an afterthought, a burden. Kindar's life takes a drastic turn following her eldest sister's marriage as life long truths come into question and motives become a swirling storm in which Kindar must find her footing or d
Melissa Menten
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
I have been following Michelle Hauck's blog for a while and her promotion of an upcoming contest prompted me to take a closer look at this story, which I downloaded on Kindle.

Kindar is a princess suffering from a terminal lung disease who becomes a suspect when her older sister is murdered, sparking an adventure to seek a cure for her illness and clear her name. Kindar's illness and her royal upbringing forced her to be aloof and dependent, but through her adventure she learns to become strong
Alison DeLuca
I took a look at the sample of Kindar’s Cure, a lovely book by Michelle Hauck, and several things lured me right in: the princess (Kindar) suffers from a congenital disease called the Choke Lung. That made her stand out right away from the plethora of princesses in fantasy and medieval fiction.

Second, in Kindar’s Cure the ruling class is a matriarchy. Furthermore, the women rulers own a harem of males called ‘amores’ – Kindar has her own special amore who becomes central to the story. A heroine
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic story. Mal was, for me, a bit hard to read, and I felt at the end that…well, not to give anything away, but I felt he must have been a wonderful actor. I loved Sir Henry – he reminded me strongly of Seymour. And other characters reminded me often of people I’ve known or characters I’ve written, which was great for a couple of reasons: 1. It made them feel realistic; and 2. It was good research for my own writing. I’ll admit to feeling a little hungover after this book; I’m s ...more
Tracy N.
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you think of a book like a meal, then this is a full on Turkish three hour affair with words rather than food. But the dishes are amazingly delicious.

I'm of the opinion that publisher's and readers are looking for two different things in books. Publishers look for a book that they can convince you to read. You may not like it or think it was okay, but they are happy that they sold the book. A few good ones will say yes I also want them to like it so they will get others to read it, but that's
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
A fantastical read!

I'm so extremely picky on my fantasy reads, so when one comes along like Kindar's Cure that I just truly enjoy, I get excited. My absolute favorite part of this story is Kindar herself. I've read a lot of books lately where you see very little character growth, something that drives me crazy. But here, we see Kindar really evolve and grow into a character that you love, admire, and truly want to succeed.

The story is told seamlessly, something that isn't easily done in the ge
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A typical case of "Don't judge a book by its cover". Yes, I do admit to being put off by the (to me) kitschy photo of a beautiful blond girl in a wide dress on a horse. Until I started reading, that is. The story sucked me right in. Incidentally I picked it up when a really bad cough kept me from sleeping, and I immediately sympathised with Kindar who suffers from a lifelong coughing affliction that should have killed her years earlier.
Kindar's world, its political geography with enmities and al
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, ya, ya-fantasy
I've never been one for medieval fantasy stories, but the premise intrigued me and I decided to give it a try. This isn't at all what I expected for a classic medieval fantasy. It's not filled with the typical formulas for the genre and the world building is fantastic. It wasn't stiff like a lot of medieval fantasy seems to be either.

I loved Kindar. She was fierce and strong, but not crazily strong or anything like that. She had problems, she was real, but she strived to solve her problems. I l
Matt Sinclair
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
There is much to love about Kindar's Cure, including the title character. A strong young woman who undergoes enormous changes during the course of the book, Kindar learns not only who she is but who she is destined to be. I often found myself uncertain what to think about the wizards in this book -- meaning their roles weren't obvious or predictable, which is a good thing -- and I loved how Kindar learns about governing and being seen as a beloved empress as she essentially has to grow up on the ...more
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kindar is not your ordinary princess. The illness that has plagued her since birth has taken a toll on her both physically and emotionally. When presented with the opportunity to find a cure, she jumps at the opportunity. Of course, this sets off a chain of events that allows Kindar to grow into the woman she's meant to be instead of the woman everyone expects. Packed with action, adventure, intrigue, and a rich set of secondary characters, Kindar's Cure kept me flipping the pages like a madwoma ...more
Tonya Johnson
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great adventure. As a person that doesn’t normally read epic fantasy I was pleasantly surprised. I was quickly drawn into Kindar’s world and her plight. I wanted to slap a few people along the way, as I bet many will, once they read this book. The author does a superb job in spinning her words together with intrigue and clarity. I really enjoyed this book. =)

I will certainly be on the lookout for future works from Michelle.
Angie Sandro
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm biased when it comes to this book. I loved it from the very first time my critique partner sent it over. I fell for the characters and the romance. The strong heroine drew me in. This story reminded me of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. When it came out, I was thrilled to see how much the story had evolved from that first read. It was even better than I remembered. This story is something that I want my daughter to read, because a good fantasy can inspire a lifetime of love.
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Such a good story. I got pulled in right away. Full of intrigue but easy to follow the plot. Kindar is a very likeable character and I was interested to see what would happen next. Infused with clever comedy and good action scenes. Also a cute romance that isn't cheesy. I would highly recommend this one!
Kara Reynolds
While high fantasy is not my go-to genre of choice, I loved how Kindar's Cure kept me guessing the whole way through. I love to be surprised, and this book surprised me several times. If you enjoy high fantasy, I highly recommend it.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very intriguing, with its numerous plot twists. Sometimes I really can't distinguish whose evil and good; I wouldn't want to be Kindar's shoes at that point. I love the unique idea of the matriarchal world and the romance is not cliche. I'd recommend this to any fantasy reader.
Jennifer Griswell
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first fantasy book I've picked up in a while and this book made me want to get hooked on the genre all over again! The writing is superb and it grabbed me from the first chapter.

Princess Kindar is smart, witty, realistic, perfectly flawed, and DYING. Yes please! I'm not going to say too much because I don't want to give anything away. The main character is not always likable which is okay. That's one of the things I loved about her! I plan to recommend this to my book club next mont
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
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