The Kingdom takes young Aletheia Mirabel away from her little town and her parents’ security in The Kingdom’s Daughter. She is enslaved, forced to march across a sweltering desert, beaten, and dehumanised for the Kingdom Trials along with many other teenage females. The ruling class’s response is to construct these girls to be gladiators in order to create an elite army to counter a growing resistance movement that has been simmering since the Third World War.
But, they would be battling not just for honour but also for their lives. The single girl who will eventually give birth to the following generation of super soldiers will be chosen as the winner of the Kingdom Trials. Aletheia will be demonstrating that she has the ideal genetic make-up for the position by winning. She must first simply stay alive and unharmed.
The basic idea of The Kingdom’s Daughter seems so fantasy now, but who knows what our true futures might hold if a third World War truly breaks out. As a result, the novel was both thrilling and horrible at the same time. The book displays a perpetual war for power, whether it’s Aletheia battling for control over her life and situation; the governing Kingdom over the resistance of those growing reticent of so many years of persecution; or even the battle of survival over death.
What kind of world are we creating for our children and grandkids, and their children and grandchildren, and so on? is a theme and a question that we must continuously consider, as brought home in The Kingdom’s Daughter. Will the day come when we force young children to fight to the death in order to create future generations from a purportedly “pure” genetic line?
Whether the story takes place in the past, the present, or some distant, dystopian future, fiction is a venue where we may generate dialogue about the direction and state of our world. The Kingdom’s Daughter is a potent book because of its engrossing narrative, alluring characters, and vivid imagery, but maybe most importantly because of how it will connect with its readership.
The Kingdom’s Daughter is an exciting book that chronicles the tale of one strong, tenacious girl, but which is a reflection of all of us. It is ideal for fans of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. When the cards are stacked against us, how far will we go to survive? How will we make sure to keep our identities, respect, and ideals intact along the way?
About The Book
After the Third World War, Africa became the governing global power, naming itself the Kingdom. Now, with the resistance growing stronger, the Kingdom must produce an army of super soldiers if they’re to solidify their reign, but that will require the perfect genetic makeup.
To obtain this, the Kingdom Trials are born: a series of lethal challenges designed to eliminate all but a single female whose DNA will be crossed with the Kingdom’s elite. This girl shall be known as the Kingdom’s Daughter, its precious only child who will realize its dream for dominion.
Aletheia Mirabel is just one of thousands who is enslaved for this purpose, but when she reaches the Kingdom, she soon discovers something she lost, and refuses to lose again. It doesn’t matter how. She has to pass the Trials.
The Kingdom's Daughter
Really enjoyed reading this, it was what I was hoping for as a beginning to the Kingdom series. It was well written and did what I was hoping for, it had a great plot and a great character going on. This is a great book, especially if you’re into dystopian novels. I’ve known Daniel for a few years and he’s worked hard on this book, so job well done friend! I hope they make this into a movie someday! I look forward to reading more in this series.
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