“The Golden Cage” by Kaitlyn Davis is a quick, compelling introduction to the world of Ourthuro. Leena is a sympathetic princess seeking to be with the one man she loves. Leena’s father, the king, rules his country and household with an iron fist. Women are not honored in Ourthuro and in just a handful of pages, I grew to detest the king and the male-centered culture. The treatment of women and the individuals below nobility was heart-wrenching and Leena’s kind heart (and mine) were sickened by the actions of others.
This short story is definitely a teaser piece for the larger series. I wanted to know more about Ourthuro and Leena. Will she find love? Will she find freedom? Who in the kingdom can she trust? I’m definitely keeping an eye on the series and hope to read more once the series is complete.