Title: The Inadequate Heir (The Bridge Kingdom #3)
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Type: Duet Series – Book1 (new series in bridge kingdom world)
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Fantasy world
Primary Characters: Keris, Zarraha, Lara, Aren
Narration: Dual POV
I was intrigued by Keris and Zarraha’s story from the time I finished “Traitor Queen”. However, I m not a fan of Audio books and I was patiently waiting for kindle version. When I almost gave up on waiting and about to buy book, I saw this in KU.
The Inadequate Heir is the third book of the Bridge Kingdom series but it debuts with new protagonist couples. We see a glimpse of them in “ The Traitor Queen” book. Keris and Zarraha belong to two different empires who hate each other. Keris is the crown prince of Maridrina. He is bookworm, avoids war, swords and is more a man of logic and intelligence. Zarraha is a General and raised as heir to an empire of Velcotta. She is a strong warrior who doesn’t hesitate to lift her blade. She is also an idealist.
When a situation brings these two sworn enemies together, they fall for each other. Together, I really loved the two of them and the high-stakes politics that drove the plot of this novel. The plot was more intricate and it exceptionally drew my attention. Timelines and dialogues were perfectly matched with previous books along with good amount of political intrigue. It was so interesting to see the events of “The traitor queen” happening from Keris and Zarrahs perspective.
Zarrah, as expected, was amazing. Honorable, brave, and loyal to a fault. Zarrah was someone I really came to respect and admire as the book progressed. Keris was sort of let – down for me. From his interactions in “The Traitor queen”, I thought of him as cleverer however, at times it felt like all his tactics were by-chance and not well thought.
Plot might feel repetitive for people who have read “The traitor queen”, as the timelines are parallel. I absolutely loved the world building; it is so well done and I liked all the political schemes happening. Writing and narration was smooth. Relationship development was gradual and good. Secondary characters were amazing. I did like Yrina. Wish I could have gotten more of her.
Overall, I did enjoy the book and loved the series. Can’t wait to see how their story will unfold after this huge cliff-hanger.
Source – Free in KU
Buy Link -https://www.amazon.com/Inadequate-Heir-Bridge-Kingdom-Book-ebook/dp/B09KNT6DGF
Blurb as per Amazon
Return to the world of The Bridge Kingdom in this sensuous fantasy full of romance and intrigue that is perfect for fans of From Blood and Ash and A Court of Silver Flames.
A soldier raised as heir to an empire, Zarrah is motivated by two truths. The first is that the Veliant family murdered her mother. And the second is that her pursuit of vengeance will put every last one of them in their graves.
The Endless War between Maridrina and Valcotta has raged for generations, leaving thousands of Zarrah’s people dead and countless more orphaned. So when she’s given command of the contested city of Nerastis, Zarrah is prepared to do whatever it takes to destroy the Maridrinian forces who oppose her. And to kill the Veliant prince who leads them.
Yet a chance encounter with an anonymous, and handsome, Maridrinian causes Zarrah to question whether the violence she’s perpetrated is justice or a crime. And as she continues to meet the nameless man each night, she finds common ground—and fiery passion–in his arms.
But when identities are revealed, Zarrah must decide whether to embrace a chance at peace… or march to the drums of war.