Brambles (Dauntless Path #3) by Intisar Khanani

Book Cover and Info

Title: Brambles

Series: Dauntless Path, #0.5

Author: Intisar Khanani

Cover Artist: Jenny Zemanek (

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Release Date: December 7, 2020

Publisher: Purple Monkey Press

Price: US: $0.99 e-book, audio TBD


In the kingdom of Adania, everyone knows what Princess Alyrra did to earn the court’s contempt, her mother’s disdain, and her brother’s hatred.

She betrayed her own.

Yet, the truth hides another story, one of honor and honesty, of a princess gambling her own life for another’s. It’s a tale of courage and consequences, and a choice that can never be undone.

A short story prequel to her multi-starred fantasy, Thorn, Intisar Khanani’s “Brambles” gives Alyrra’s account of what really happened all those years ago, and how a few critical days turned her life into a daily fight for survival. 


When we first meet Princess Alyrra in Thorn, she is an unloved outcast of a Princess. She seems to have a heart of gold; how is she so unloved and mistreated by the townsfolk and her family. Well, it turns out it all cause she chooses to stand up for what is right and not allowed spoiled people to rule the world. The cost is higher than anyone could imagine. Your eyes will open your eyes to the events that happen in Thorn. An excellent novella to tide us over till the sequel comes out.

Author Bio

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. She has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Prior to publishing her novels, Intisar worked as a public health consultant on projects relating to infant mortality and minority health, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. She is the author of The Sunbolt Chronicles and Thorn. To keep up with what Intisar is working on next, join her monthly newsletter at

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