“A Daughter of No Nation” by A M Dellamonica, readers return to The Hidden Sea Tales trilogy world first introduced in the 2014 Lambda Award nominated, “Child of Hidden Sea” (Tor, June 24, 2014). Hitting the shelves at your favorite bookseller on December 1, 2015, Tor Books once again offers the perfect escape for fans of Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Alternate Worlds.
The story started out as a search for her parents in the first book “Child of Hidden Sea,” where Sophie Hansa and her stepbrother are transported to a magical world where the bizarre characters are as amazing as the archipelagos world created by author Dellamonica. Stories with this much political conspiracy makes the current political climate seem tame.
But in in this second installment, the adventure takes even more of an unexpected twist. “A Daughter of No Nation” finds herself in the middle of the political conspiracy as he fights through the bureaucracy of her Duelist Advocate father’s nation Stormwrack while trying to save a mother who wants nothing to do with her. Her defiant act of opening a criminological organization to investigate some of the court’s forgotten cases right under her father’s nose may be just the thing to change this twisted world around.
The colorful yet conflicting characters developed by Dellamonica along with the imaginative alternate world she has created to stage their struggles in makes this book an engrossing journey from the first page. Though “A Daughter of No Nation” is the second book in the trilogy, readers may get more pleasure out of the experience by picking up the first book too.
Still not sure? Check out the excerpt at Tor.com.
Canadian author A. M. Dellamonica won the 2010 Sunburst award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic for her debut novel “Indigo Springs” (2009) and her 2005 alternate history piece, “A Key to the Illuminated Heretic,” about Joan of Arc appeared on the short list for a Nebula and a Sideways Award. Along with work at Tor.com and other anthologies, she has also been published in Asimov’s, and Strange Horizons.