The General's Daughter

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Just seventeen, Keira is not eager to decide the rest of her life, but as usual, she will not have much choice.
She has always known she would have to marry - and well, but as the deadline nears, she begins to feel more and more suffocated. It doesn't help that most of her prospects are tedious, arrogant, sometimes entirely revolting, and only interested in using her for some advantage with her father.
The only man she can stomach the thought of accepting, also offers the most terrifying future - as royalty.
Keira loves Alex, but not romantically, and she doesn't believe she ever will. Not that it keeps him from trying to convince her otherwise....But if it was possible, would love make the rest of it bearable? Especially considering her alternatives?
Just as she begins to allow herself to believe in the possibility of a romantic future, someone sets out to destroy it all.
When Keira is kidnapped, she realizes just how much she has taken for granted - Alex included. She must find a way to rescue herself and make it home to spoil her abductors' plans. Unfortunately she doesn't know how to get home or even how far it might be. She has no food, no supplies, and no idea how to survive on her own. And asking the wrong person for help could be disastrous.

(Sequel to Keira's Fire & Daughter of the Rebellion)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: May 16, 2017

I once read that you shouldn't worry about those things that make you different, because they could wind up being your biggest strength... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: May 16, 2017

I absolutely hated dress fittings. It was bad enough that I had to stand there for what felt like an eternity with my arms out, unabl... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: May 16, 2017

"You know, you really need to pay attention to some of the other girls," I said as Alex led me around the dance floor. The ball had... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: May 16, 2017

Alex knew exactly what he was doing by leaving me stunned and alone on the dance floor, and I wanted to hit him for it. My dislike ... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: May 16, 2017

Thankfully, it wasn't expected that I would go to the castle every day or even every week. So I'd been able to avoid Alex after that la... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: May 16, 2017

We arrived at the castle and I was grateful that it was just a normal day at court. There was no event taking place and no hoards of wo... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: May 16, 2017

I felt like I was in a trance for the rest of the day. I kept thinking about kissing Alex and what it would be like to have that to loo... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: May 17, 2017

I awoke with a headache and in total darkness. It only took seconds for me to remember what had happened and begin to panic. I'd be... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: May 17, 2017

I thought I would go mad from the constant darkness and isolation. The only indication of time was when that man who'd first appeared w... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: May 17, 2017

I hadn't wanted to close my eyes, but once I was in the soft hay and relative darkness of the loft, I didn't have much choice. My body ... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: May 17, 2017

After an eternity, I began to see the faintest bit of light and I started to feel like I was able to breathe again. I practically ran t... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: May 17, 2017

To say that things were awkward after that, would be an understatement. True to his word, Reed successfully started a small fire that... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: May 18, 2017

In the morning, neither Reed nor I wanted to choke down any more of my attempts at cooking, and so we began our journey on empty stomac... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: May 18, 2017

We hadn't traveled very far when Reed decided to ask. "Any reason you can think of for being hunted by soldiers?" he asked casually. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: May 19, 2017

I assumed that we would have another endless day of near non-stop walking, but I was wrong. As we approached the edge of the forest, Re... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: May 19, 2017

The tunnel really wasn't too bad. It weaved through the massive wall around the kingdom. Cracks in the stone allowed enough light in so... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: May 19, 2017

"That's your house?" "Yes." I sighed, barely noticing the astonishment in Reed's tone as I stared at the most beautiful sight I'd e... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: May 19, 2017

My aunt and uncle called after me, but I couldn't stop. I had to get to Papa now! They would understand soon enough. I reached the ... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: May 19, 2017

The idea of resting turned out to be fairly absurd. Once we arrived at Uncle Jeremy's house and everyone was roused, I was passed from ... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: May 19, 2017

The following days were a blur. It seemed that every person I'd ever known, came to visit. Mother hadn't allowed anyone to disturb me... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: May 19, 2017

Things were surprisingly normal after that. Papa had never really stopped working, but the boys went back to school, Mother resumed her... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: May 19, 2017

~~~~~~~~ Two Years later ~~~~~~~~~ "Friends. Honored guests. Thank you for gracing us with your presence on this wonderful occasion,"... Read Chapter

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