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The Queen in Winter by Claire Delacroix
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Oct 10, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, fantasy, shortstories
Read in October, 2011

Twelve Houses 1.5 When Winter Comes - *** - Remember that pregnant girl Senneth saved in mystic and rider? So glad it worked out well for them.
Three weeks after the birth her sister Sosie takes her and the mystic baby from their fathers house and they set out in the middle of winter to find the mystic Senneth told them would take them in.
On the way though they are discovered by the Sisters of the Moon - who kill mystics. Luckily the just-too-perfect son of on of the twelve houses is riding through and saves them.
From here on there's more travel, more attacks from the sisters of the moon, more chance meetings with the perfect nobleman and the possibility of finding the baby's father.
It's no secret I'm a big fan of Sharon Shinn's writing and yet again she delivers a sweet tale and wraps up a little end from mystic and rider. Sosie was a strong character. Darryn was pretty much perfect - in a longer novel there probably would have been more facets to his character but perfect works for him
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