Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey


Mercedes Lackey

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous lighthearted slow-paced

358 pages | first published 2021

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Miriam may be the daughter of Queen Alethia of Tirendell, but she’s not a princess. She’s the child of Alethia and her previous husband, the King’s Champion, who died fighting for the king, and she has no ambitions to rule. When her new baby siste...
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Summary of 77 reviews


adventurous 86%
lighthearted 53%
funny 40%
hopeful 26%
mysterious 26%
emotional 20%
inspiring 20%
tense 20%
challenging 13%
dark 6%


fast 37%
slow 31%
medium 31%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | A mix: 33% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

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