Title: The Calm Before the Storm (The Bridge Kingdom #3.5)
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Type: Series – A short sequel (epilogue) set in bridge kingdom world
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Fantasy world
Primary Characters: Aren, Lara
Narration: Dual POV
I was eager to know how Lara coped up after “Traitor Queen”. I wanted to know if the citizens of Ithicana accepted her. I even wanted to know how Lara coped up and how Aren and Lara’s relationship developed. When I saw ad of this book in Instagram, I picked it up without much thought.
This book is way shorter than I thought. It shows us how Lara is healing slowly and working towards the acceptance of Ithicanians. Even though author has suggested to read it post “Inadequate heir” it doesn’t add any new info or spoilers. I wish we got more from their update but unfortunately, we won’t get much. I’m sure we’ll see more of them in the next book as well. I was hoping to see more of Keris or Zarraha or Lara and Keris relationship, however it wasn’t there.
All secondary characters are also mentioned in passing. We don’t get much of Ahnna, Aster, Lia, Jor or of any other Lara’s sisters☹ .
Overall, its an extremely short read with no much additional contents and its only for fans of bridge kingdom.
Buy link -https://danielleljensen.com/product/the-calm-before-the-storm/
Blurb as per good reads
Set in the world of The Bridge Kingdom series, The Calm Before the Storm is six chapters of extra content that take place after the events of The Traitor Queen and The Inadequate Heir.
Ithicana has been liberated from the Maridrinians, but not everyone holds peace in their hearts. Revered by some as a savior and despised by others as a curse upon the kingdom, Lara must navigate treacherous waters as she resumes rule alongside her husband, Aren. Her only certainty is the bond between them, but long overdue conversations will put the strength of their marriage to the test. They must decide what their future will hold, all while dark clouds gather in the south. A storm that no nation, not even the Bridge Kingdom, will escape unscathed.