(2 customer reviews)


The Middle Kingdom of Talheim has enjoyed peace for decades. But with the threat of war rising from the ruthless South, the dream of a quiet life is fading. And for the noble but naïve Princess Cistine, that means embarking on a dangerous quest to the Northern Kingdom, where she hopes to forge an alliance against their southern foes and save her people.

But when Cistine is captured by an outlaw and his band of cutthroat warriors, she finds a more deadly adventure than she bargained for – and a greater power within herself than she ever knew.

Swept up in the unpredictable tide of a tenuous and shadowy political climate, a ruthless land governed by the stars, and the unexpected revelations that come from her mysterious new companions, Cistine must learn how to fight, how to lead…and above all, how to trust herself. 

If the young princess can’t be forged into a fighter, then her kingdom will fall.

©2019 Renee Dugan (P)2021 Renee Dugan

2 reviews for Darkwind

  1. Jerry Harkey

    Cistine is 20 going on 14. A spoiled princess trying to do the right thing for her kingdom, leaves home without permission to journey into the lands of her nation’s enemies. Will she mature during her struggle, become a stronger, better person, answer the mysterious voice in her head urging her on, find love, find success?!? Not so much any of those, but this first book sets up the second if you’re still interested by the end of 14+ hours.

  2. Nemesis Reviews

    This is the first title I have read from Renee Dugan and she did not disappoint! A good mix between character development, plot movement, and general action. Overall a great story where you actually feel invested in the characters and want the MC to prevail. I look forward to book 2! Audio Version: Rachel Leblang does a great job differentiating characters and keeping them consistent.

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