Historical fiction is still one of my favorite genres, and Princess Kandake is a real treat. Stephanie Jefferson has created a strong teen female lead and set her within ancient Nubia. Kandake knows exactly what she wants, and she’s determined to go after it. Then life throws her a curve. How can she meet her obligations and still remain true to the passion that drives her?
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The writing is strong and lyrical. Kandake is likeable and true. Nubian culture is beautifully depicted. And it’s original. I’ve never read about this time or setting before and learned a good deal.
I could praise this one as a great novel about a “person of color,” as I happened to see it on a blog that celebrated such, but I wouldn’t want to limit it to such a description. Princess Kandake is a powerful story with a universal message and universal appeal. I highly recommend it.
(Here’s a video of how Stephanie made the props for the cover image of Princess Kandake. It’s pretty cool!)
Stephanie Jefferson is a lover of story. She pretty much loves any kind of story well told, but her favorite is action/adventure. In her recent past, Stephanie worked as a licensed psychologist for kids and teens. Now she writes tales of courage and strength for that special segment of folks, ‘Tweens. Stephanie lives with her husband and bossy cairn terrier, Mr. Jenkins, in the mountains of Arizona. She’s also an Emblazon author.