The Fire King's Daughter (The Descendants #1) by T.E. Ridener
He’s the prince of the Ice people; the kingdom of Icardia is his metaphorical oyster. He always thought his time would be occupied by boring parties, icicle liquor, and ascending the throne. He never expected the darkest force known to the universe to come knocking at the door–no less obliterating it; threatening his family and his planet.
Now Isaiah is stuck on Earth, with humans, trying to reasonably pass as one while awaiting news from home.
And that’s not even the worst part.
The Fire king, whose kingdom just so happens to neighbor his own, made him promise to look after his one and only daughter, Heidi, the biggest thorn in his side since…well, nothing’s ever bothered him as much as she does.
She’s constantly putting them at risk when her emotions get the best of her - getting dissected by scientists? No, thanks. She’s more stubborn than he ever dreamed of being - and that’s saying a lot. Plus, she’s always calling him ‘insufferable’ or ‘ridiculous’ - the list goes on and on.
But the absolute worst of it? Aside from the fact their families, their kingdoms, and the rest of the universe is in grave danger? He’s pretty sure he’s falling in love with her.
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4 out of 5 (very good)
THE FIRE KING'S DAUGHTER is the first in The Descendants series and we start with Heidi and Isaiah. Both of them are heirs to the throne, of the Fire and Ice thrones respectively, but they are sent to Earth to protect them from the war that is currently raging. Isaiah finds his feet quickly enough, but Heidi struggles.
This was a quick read that draws you in, giving out information about the kingdoms, the monarchies, Heidi, Isaiah, plus others, as and when needed rather than being an info-dump. There is a possible romantic connection here between Heidi and Isaiah that I look forward to reading more about. Let's just say... they have potential!
This story is only just starting and you are left with a cliffhanger, so fair warning! A great start to a series and definitely recommended by me.
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