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Daughter of the Sun

(Tales of Inthya #2)

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Orsina of Melidrie is a paladin of the Order of the Sun, sworn to drive out corruption and chaos wherever she finds it. She has been ordered to leave her home and travel around Vesolda in search of a great evil she is supposedly destined to destroy. But after two years of fighting monsters and demons and evil gods, she does not seem to be any closer to her goal—or ever ret ...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published November 19th 2018 by NineStar Press
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Lex Kent
4.25 Stars. I enjoyed this read. This is the second book in the Tales of Inthya series. I actually liked this better than the first book. As you might be able to guess by the series title Tales of Inthya, this book was quite different than the first with new characters. Also, this was an adult fantasy book, not YA like the first. Because of the differences, you could actually start the series here if you really wanted to.

The two main characters are Orsina a Paladin warrior and Aelia a chaos god
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Angel
Nothing perks me up faster than reading a fantasy novel that takes me on a wild journey with a few quirky characters. I won the book lovers’ lottery because I found both in this delightful novel and I plan to read more books from this talented author! I have so much love for Orsina and Aelia because even though they have numerous flaws, they are so endearing! My heart really went out to them because they’re strong willed women who have received a lot of pain and rejection from the people who wer ...more
Tara
Well, this was a totally lovely surprise. A friend recommended I read it, even though fantasy isn't typically my thing, and I'm really glad I did.

The story is interesting, the romance is very cute, but the absolute best element was Aelia's transformation. Well worth the time and now I'm excited to go back and read the first book.
F.
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book - the second in the Tales of Inthya series. It is set in the same world as the first book, but in a different part of the world, and we don't meet any of the characters from the first book here. I am a bit sad about that, because I loved the first book and would have enjoyed catching up with them. Then again, we get another glimpse of this world and two brand new characters I absolutely fell in love with. I am hoping that their paths will cross at some point in the future. You ...more
Boston
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These books are everything I have ever wanted :’)
Jhosy
I'm becoming a fan of the author. Another book with a great plot.
Aelia is a very interesting character who captured my attention just like Orsina.
Some things were left open in the story, but I think this will be explained in the next book, or so I hope.
On the plus side, I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
JulesGP
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m one of those people who says that I don’t do Fantasy but here I am reviewing Daughters of the Sun.

A young warrior, Orsina, is on a quest to find evil and destroy it. The only problem is that she’s not sure which monster she’s supposed to eradicate to fulfill her mission. Along her journey, she meets Elyne, who is actually Aelia in disguise, a chaos god that Orsina believes she has already killed.

They decide to ride together and their road trip is both hilarious and at times, touching as Aeli
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Cristina
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in the Tales of Inthya, and this one was even better. I couldn’t put it down.
Iona Sharma
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I LOVED THIS. It's the second in a loosely-connected epic fantasy series (the two can be read in either order) but it's much better than the first (which was not a bad book at all). Orsina, who is a roving paladin, an expert swordswoman and all-round competent person, is roaming the land on a quest; she meets Aelia, who is secretly a chaos goddess. Orsina is hapless in love. Aelia is hapless at everything. Roadtrip hijinks ensue! And not only is it a sweet and lovely f/f romance, it's against th ...more
Jasmine
Oh even better than book one, even more adorable (read a little smoother too), and I love the people. Paladin/ChaosGoodess is my favourite trope. What, you say it isn’t a trope? Well it should be!
Stephanie
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an utterly delightful romantic fantasy! A noble and honourable lady knight, sworn to defend humanity from chaos, ends up on an unwitting road trip w/an amoral chaos goddess disguised in human form. Of course, they fall in love along the way, which causes GREAT complications on both sides, & it is all so much fun to watch - like a 30s screwball romantic comedy in a high fantasy setting. <3 Totally delicious. ...more
Charlee
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 3-bronze
4.3 Stars

Orsina:
3rd Person POV. A paladin of the Order of the Sun. Justice seeker. Tattooed. Noble. Loyal. Brave. Strong. Compassionate. Attractive. Patient. Brunette. Age: 20s

Aelia:
3rd Person POV. An obscure chaos Goddess. Magical. Reckless. Playful. Curious. Innocent. Cheeky. Feisty. Pretty. Brunette. Age: Immortal

Romance:
No sex. Opposites Attract. Little slow burn.

Sub-genres:
Gods & Goddesses. Magic. Adventure.
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thefourthvine
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay, so the summary says that a paladin on a quest meets a chaos god in disguise, but actually it’s basically the world’s most devoted and sincere golden retriever human meets a disaster lesbian and love blossoms. It’s pretty great.

I enjoyed this one more than the first one in the series, even though that one’s very good, mostly because both the worldbuilding and the romance are better. (Also, I am just super into golden retriever/disaster pairings.) Although, warning: there’s a pretty intense
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Jessica DiFelice (thefanaticreader)
3.5/5 stars

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first instalment in this series. I liked how the world was expanded, but I just couldn't connect with either of the characters. I felt like I was held at arms length the whole time, and didn't really get to know them and feel their emotions. It was still a very good story and a cool perspective on this world, but not exactly what I wanted.
Christina
Well, what can I say..lesbian paladins are now my favourite characters :))) but honestly, i found this but better than the first and it's was unexpected. Slow build, up until the end but satisfying nonetheless.
Alex
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s a slow burn, cute, satisfying fantasy romance. You really don’t need to read the first book to understand it but it’s a good book too.
Jess
This book was provided for free by the publisher and Love Bytes in exchange for an honest review.

This review was first posted to Love Bytes: LGBTQ Book Reviews. It has been slightly edited here for content.

Earlier this year, I really enjoyed the first book in Calvin’s debut series, The Queen of Ieflaria. It was romantic and elegant, with an intriguing fantasy plot and good main characters, but I can’t say it made a huge lasting impression. This book, the second in the series, has definitely made
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Dannica Zulestin
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good book!
I mean, I kind of expected that bc The Queen of Ieflaria is one of my fave queer SFF books. But. This is a good book!

First off, my favorite part of The Queen of Ieflaria was the fantasy religion, even though it was not central to the plot. Here, though, we get the gods of Inthya front and center. Aelia, one of the MCs, is a goddess herself (though a minor chaos deity), and Orsina, the other, is a paladin devoted to the sort-of head god, Iolar. And the majority of the plot rev
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Manon
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Didn't read the synopsis for this because I jumped right into it after finishing the first one in the series. I thought it was going to be a proper sequel but it is more of a companion: a total different story in the same universe. I was a bit disappointed for the first few pages because the first book really left me wanting more but I quickly fell for this story too. I feel like it was better handled than the first one in terms of plot and world building, so overall it was a pleasant surprise!
Myri
Aug 30, 2018 added it
Here’s hoping this his a sequel!!! But if it’s another story set in the same world I’d still be happy!!!
Kalamah
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this time around, more so than the first book, I'm a bit more disappointed there isn't more to the story. Like the first, this one stops basically right after the two main ladies get together. It's a fairy tale ending, with the HEA as the last bit to wrap things up. Now, don't get me wrong, I like HEA, and even fairy tale fantasy. But. I also like to read about the rest of the relationship, the getting to know each other as a couple, the figuring out what the other likes, all that good s ...more
Asha - A Cat, A Book, And A Cup Of Tea
This book is just delightful! If you like high fantasy, sweet f/f romance, gods learning to embrace their flaws, or just a really good road trip, then this is a must read!

Daughter of the Sun is the second book in the Tales of Inthya series, but it works perfectly as a standalone (though it did make me instantly buy the first book once I’d finished!). The world-building is perfect, and straddles that line between intriguing and familiar – we have a fairly standard faux-medieval setting, but it ne
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Orcbard
Aelia and Orsina are all kissy smoochie and being adorable. Hnnnngggn.

Edit: I realised I should expand on my review.

For a fantasy book with sizable lores, this was an easy read, and I didn't even read the first book. I liked the gradual growth of Aelia's character. She is both innocent and mischievous, although I'd prefer her to be even more mischievous and godlike. The romance was sweet and remained chaste. I'd have liked more saucy contents.

The cons, for a book with a focus on exploration and
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ECH
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's not quite as much my catnip as the last one, but it's sweet and cute. I find myself getting more into the world and the gods. And I like the romance yet again. Both the characters are distinct and likeable, and I love some of the backstory. Time to put a hold on the next one.
MZ
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the “Tales of Inthya” series and even though I enjoyed the first book in the series, I liked this one much better. Where the first book had too many details and distracting side stories for my liking this book was really focused. It has new characters (a bit older than the characters in the first book, which was really a YA novel) and a new storyline, but the world it is set in is the same as in the first book and perhaps the knowledge from the first book did help a bi ...more
Claire
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
This was EXTREMELY delightful. f/f fantasy - if you liked Calvin's Queen of Ieflaria you'll likely enjoy this one too.
Valentine Wheeler
Even better than the first one. Adored the characters and the magic system was so beautifully developed?? A little predictable in the way it ended, but I mean that I the best way—the sort of predictable where it goes precisely where you’d hoped it would.
Colleen Corgel
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
So, having read the first book of the series, and liked it, I was happily surprised when this second book showed up! Inthya is a really fun fantasy world that has the potential to be huge. This book is set in a different place on Inthya, following a wandering knight of the god of truth Iiola. Her name is Orsina, and she is almost ridiculously competent. So much so, that when she defeats a goddess of Chaos, named Aelia, she thinks she's seen the last of her. Aelia, despite her being the embodimen ...more
Ashlee Williams
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was...okay. I consider it unusual in that while it had several flaws I'd normally consider fatal, none of them were egregious enough for me to label the book bad-- but they were significant enough that I wouldn't call it good, either. And that's a pity, because the premise did sound interesting, and I'm a HUGE fan of stories that bring gods down to earth-- both literally and figuratively-- so I figured this would be an easy favorite.

But the plot never lived up to its promise. Despite
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Kat
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This really did not sound like my kind of book. It’s about a chaos goddess, Aelia, taking advantage of a paladin sworn to fight chaos magic. Pretty much sounds conflict-filled, and I didn’t think Aelia was going to be a likeable character at all. If it had been by any other author, I wouldn’t have gotten it, but this author had just blown me away with her first book, so I took a chance on it. It was incredible. I thought the first book was a 10/10 and then this book came along and completely ble ...more
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