Dagger’s Destiny (Curse of Clansmen and Kings Book 2)


HISTORICAL/FANTASY:  In Britain, rival tribal rulers are fighting each other for power while the Romans threaten to invade at any moment. Catrin, daughter of King Amren, must prove her loyalty to her father by forsaking her Roman lover, Marcellous, and defending her kingdom, even if this ultimately leads to her death. With a curse foretelling that her banished half-brother and the Roman Empire will destroy her kingdom, she has no choice but to fight. Still, when she and Marcellus reunite, she has to decide whether she can risk losing him forever, or if she can betray her own father and her kingdom, in the name of love.

Ancient Rome and Britain are the background settings for this epic tale of love, betrayal and political intrigue. The Roman era and the ensuing battles between the clan leaders in Britain during the first century AD do not often appear as the setting for fantasy novels — a pity, since this era is very intriguing. “Dagger’s Destiny” makes good use of historical events for its plot and story. Catrin has some complicated choices to make, but she has a balanced, interesting personality and is just about headstrong, intelligent and capable enough to make these types of choices, even in dire circumstances. "Dagger's Destiny" is historical fantasy at its finest, and a must read for anyone who enjoys history involving ancient Rome. 

Majanka Verstraete