The House of the Four Winds: Book One of One Dozen Daughters

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Macmillan, Aug 5, 2014 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. JAMES MALLORY and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Nowthese New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of Four Winds.

The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes.

Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.

Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight. 

Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.

  

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Review: The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters #1)

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Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. While fun, THE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS was an action packed smorgasbord of a novel, full of random plot arcs and frequently undeveloped characters. It was ... Read full review

Review: The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters #1)

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

This was a typical Lackey story, not the best, but not the worst. I have only read Mallory in collaboration with Lackey, so I don't really know his style. I can only say that previous joint efforts ... Read full review

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MERCEDES LACKEY is a multiple New York Times bestselling author for her Valdemar novels.  JAMES MALLORY and Lackey have collaborated on six novels, including the USA Today bestseller, To Light a Candle and the New York Times bestsellers When Darkness Falls and The Phoenix Transformed. Lackey lives in Claremore, OK. Mallory lives in Baltimore, MD.

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