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Princess of Dorsa

The Chronicles of Dorsa, Book 1
Narrated by: Elizabeth Saydah
Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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The fate of an empire lies in the hands of one untested princess.

Princess Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she was a boy, she’d be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor.

Everything changes when an unknown, would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia’s life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire - but who? Was the assassin aligned with the power-hungry Western lords, who have always rebelled against the Emperor? Was he hired by the barbarians in the East; who are fighting against the Empire’s subjugation? Or was he a member of the mysterious Cult of Culo?

Unsure of whom he can trust, the Emperor realizes that his daughter might be his best option for an heir. There hasn't been a female heir to the throne in living memory, but as palace intrigue becomes increasingly dangerous, the reckless, rebellious, and stubborn princess suddenly has to face the responsibility of learning to lead. Will she rise to the occasion? Or will the Empire fall at the hands of one of its many enemies?

For fans of epic fantasy...with an LGBTQ twist.

©2018 Eliza Andrews (P)2018 Eliza Andrews

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Can’t wait for the next one!

I never write reviews, but I as I finished this book I felt like I had to. I was sucked into the story and began to care about the characters quickly. The story ticked a lot of boxes for me as well, such as political intrigue, magic/fantasy elements, romance, intelligent strong female characters , and a bit of witty humor. The performance by the narrator was really good as well. She used varies voices, accents, and intonation for many characters as well as had nice speed/timing throughout the story.

If these qualities seem like something you’d enjoy, I highly recommend giving this book a chance. I definitely was not disappointed :)

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The perfect blend of fantasy and lesbian romance.

It has an amazing plot and well written characters. I cannot wait for the next.

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A fantastic read.

The world building and characters are absolutely phenomenal in this book. From chapter one, I have adored Tasia as a character and can barely wait to read about more of her story. Every character made sense and felt real, and all of the drama came from their own beliefs and desires interacting. It made for one of hell of a story.

The quality of the writing is also impressive. The word choice, use of language, imagery, and style all come together to create a book that is an absolute pleasure to read.

Then on top of that, the narrator does a spectacular job. Each character has their own voice and feels unique, and I'm a little in love with her Joselyn. I hope the writer and this narrator continue to work together and I'm already considering buying their last book.

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For what it is, not bad at all

It kept me listening, and I'll keep an eye out for more. Nowhere near the depth of storytelling as Sarah Waters but A LOT better than most other lesbian books out there. Definitely recommend if you like fantasy and strong female characters.

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So pleasantly surprised.

I’ve always understood the concept of representation, but this book really hit home. I love the otherworld/ fantasy genre, and Andrews really did a fantastic job. Being able to actually identify with the characters was mind-blowing. Is this what straight people get to enjoy when they read cis character fantasy books?! Thank you Eliza Andrews.

Elizabeth Saydah did well with the the three lead characters (including Mila). The men tended to sound the same but it wasn’t a big deal.

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Buy it. It’s amazing.

It’s an amazing story with intriguing complex characters. It’s the fantasy novel the lgbt community deserves.

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  • Kelli
  • Kentwood, MI, United States
  • 02-25-19

Exactly what I’ve been waiting for.

I’ve been waiting for a epic fantasy novel that has a queer romance in the subplot. There have been many but none this good. I can’t wait for book 2.

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Excellent & Can't Wait For Book 2!

The narration was fabulous, the story was engaging. Took me about a week to get through this book, I listened every chance I could. Can't wait for book 2!

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Wonderful fantasy with great leading couple

I don’t usually write reviews but this story was one that I couldn’t stop listening to. The story had everything that keeps me listening: adventure, strong female lead, compelling relationship and many obstacles to overcome. I truly did not want it to end. So please write another soon :-).

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Worth it!

I have listened to several books by this author on audible escape. I looked for other books she’s written and found this one. I waited a while before making the purchase because I hoard my credits but I was worried for nothing. This book turned out to be everything I hoped for and more. I cannot wait for the next one. This is one series I WILL be finishing. Thank you so much Eliza Andrews for this beautiful story!

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  • Dave
  • 04-04-19

Awesome read.

I really enjoyed this book . Well written and very well narrated. The voice acting was really well done and very believable. The story is exciting and emotional. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys lesbian fantasy.

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  • Emily
  • 01-29-19

Anxiously awaiting the next book!

Refreshing find from an already favorite author, can not wait for sequel. Narrator was spot on as well.

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  • KL
  • 09-12-19

Ahhh!

This was a really well written fantasy story with lesbians! I can’t wait for the second one!

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  • Adaobi
  • 08-07-19

Entertaining Tale & Brillant Narration.

Enjoyed this & the narrator was on point. Definitely looking forward to the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-19

great listen

Really enjoyed the book. looking forward to the next one.

Only minor issue was an occasional stutter in the reading

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  • H
  • 06-02-19

A pleasure of a queer fantasy novel

The characterisation, storytelling, world-building and exquisite queer romance had me absolutely gripped by this story, and I would have marathoned the whole thing in 6 hour stints if it wouldn't have meant I'd be without something to read until I got my new audiobook credit. I'm absolutely in love with the romance between the two women protagonists, and I love seeing it within a fantasy setting. The politics of the world are complex and interesting without being boring or over-complicated, the characters are likable and flawed and develop realistically over the course of the story, and the romance between the protagonists grows and flourishes in a completely authentic way. An absolute pleasure to read, and I'm itching for the next installment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-22-19

sweet

This book is just fantastic I was talking byt the story from beginning to end well not end end I hope to see the next book soon . thank you for making all the effort.

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  • Mr. Michael Bowring
  • 02-21-19

Absolutely fantastic

An absolutely fantastic book I loved every second and an on tender hooks for book 2.

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  • Alice
  • 01-26-19

Captivating

A captivating novel I found hard to want to leave, Great narration and story. I'm giving it five stars. It's hard for me to say much about the story without giving away elements of the plot, but it follows in the footsteps of fantasy novels with the difference of a central f/f romance. A princess finds she is inline for the thrown and with help of a female bodyguard she learns to take on the role. However, forces conspire against them and her kingdom and she has to fight for her life.

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  • Billie
  • 01-12-19

A beautiful read and worth listening to

I enjoyed reading and listening to princess of dorsa normally I would say a bit long but not in this case so now I await the second book in the series. Billie

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  • Liam
  • 07-28-19

Well written and enjoyable

I find a lot of fantasy books have fairly wooden and 2 dimensional characters, and that the writing is often clunky and full of clumsy exposition. This is different.

Andrews really manages the "show, don't tell" of her world building really well, and the characters feel like real, three dimensional people rather than characters. It's also great to have a well written genre book with queer characters that feels natural rather than forced. I hope she writes the next one soon!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-19

wow just wow

I really hope their is a 2nd book. this by far is the best book I have ever read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-05-19

Amazing <br />

Can't wait for the next installment.
Couldn't stop listening i was hooked from the beginning.

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  • Millsy
  • 05-29-19

Book 2 please

This is a really enjoyable, interesting story with great characters. It’s a really good length and read by a really good narrator. I can’t wait for the next book, I just hope it’s not far off.

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  • Cam
  • 05-21-19

Fabulous

Great fantasy story with excellent narration. A perfect match of story and voice. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-19

Couldn't put it down!

Cannot wait for the second book. Listened to the whole book in only a few days. Great twist at the end. Looking forward to hearing more about the Princess of Dorsa. Took a little while to get used to the American accent (I'm Australian) of the narrator but am now a fan.