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Lakwi's Lament (Tamrin Tales #2)

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Lakwi would love to read the books in the Royal library, but girls aren’t allowed inside. Her passion for books attracts the attention of her dashing older brother, Prince Rokkan, and her suave cousin, Lord Haka. Will her drive for knowledge lead her into more trouble than she can handle?
Published January 2017 by By the Light Books
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Lynne Stringer
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm definitely not in the target age group for this book but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. Lakwi is an endearing character, and although the story was fairly predictable, that didn't make it bad by any stretch of the imagination. I was scared for Lakwi when I knew she was heading into danger and held my breath while I waited to see what would happen. I look forward to reading more from this world.
Adam Collings
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun story with an important theme. Lakwi is a believable hero, a child on the verge of adolescence struggling to find her place in an adult world. Her greatest hunger in life is for the knowledge that is denied her because she is a girl. This book makes me appreciate books all the more - a gift so easy to take for granted.

In a very short space to time, this book presents a world that feels "lived in", and larger than the glimpse we see. The book drops a few hints toward the backstory of the la
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Princess Lakwi chases her runaway puppy through the palace, she ends up outside her brother's classroom. She's fascinated by the story she hears, but is unable to participate because girls aren't allowed a formal education. Another of her brothers, the dashing Prince Rokkan, starts smuggling books to her so that she can read what the boys are learning. A whole new world is opened up to her, but all could be lost when she is tricked into a situation that could endanger her very life. Will th ...more
Feb 03, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is more an author's note than a review.

I wrote ‘Lakwi’s Lament’ for the Like a Girl anthology, inspired by Mirren Hogan, to raise money for girl’s education across the world. Like a Girl is available on Amazon and includes stories and poems about girls and women overcoming difficulties, the sacrifices made and potential reached. Even in the 21st century girl’s equal access to education remains a significant issue and keeping girls at school during the teen years have much better outcomes fo
Kate Hilly
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lakwi is the adventurous younger sister in a royal family....much more interested in reading and the stories of her people than the household duties and pastimes expected of a princess. Jeanette O'Hagan's world of Nardva is elegantly introduced in this tale of an adventurous princess who unwittingly treads a dangerous path. References to the history of the royal family link to other stories in the Akrad series while developing characters who stand in their own right. I look forward to reading mo ...more
Linsey Painter
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lakwi wants to learn, she wants to access the palace library and discover history, geography and literature. But Lakwi is a princess and it is not for her to be spending time reading and learning about such things. Her time is better spent weaving and learning how to socialise with the other ladies of the court.
When Lakwi’s brother begins to smuggle books to her a new world opens up. Will her newfound knowledge be enough to prevent disaster or will Lakwi’s future resemble the tragic tales of the
Rebekah Rodda
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Jeanette O'Hagan's stories and this one is no exception. She writes engaging fantasy stories. This one is a short story about a Princess who is not allowed to learn with the boys but is fed books by an understanding older brother. Her increasing knowledge of the world helps change her destiny. This is well-woven together and very likeable with the added bonus of promoting reading. It is suitable for older readers too and is a very quick read but with a rich storytelling world.

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Jeanette O’Hagan first started spinning tales in the world of Nardva at the age of nine.

She enjoys writing secondary world fiction, poetry, blogging and editing. 
Her Nardvan stories span continents, time and cultures. They involve a mixture of courtly intrigue, adventure, romance and/or shapeshifters and magic users.
Recent publications include Heart of the Mountain: a short novella, The Herbal
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Tamrin Tales (2 books)
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