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Emily and Elizabeth Daring, always the adventure seekers, get the adventure of a lifetime when they investigate their kingdom’s missing sweetberries. Deep in the enchanted forest they find themselves surrounded by goblins, aided by gnomes, and at odds with a mysterious witch. When they discover the witch’s plans to send an army of ogres against their home kingdom of HighcyEmily and Elizabeth Daring, always the adventure seekers, get the adventure of a lifetime when they investigate their kingdom’s missing sweetberries. Deep in the enchanted forest they find themselves surrounded by goblins, aided by gnomes, and at odds with a mysterious witch. When they discover the witch’s plans to send an army of ogres against their home kingdom of Highcynder, the Daughters Daring are faced with their greatest challenge yet! They’ll need their courage and wits to save their home, their family, and themselves!This amazing fantasy is the first ever childrens book from author Steven J Thompson, a veteran and army drill sergeant who wanted to give his own daughters a story about courage, family, and being daring in the face of danger. The Daughters Daring is an adventure book every young girl should read, and that boys can love too!...

Title : The Daughters Daring
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ISBN : 9780996723206
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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The Daughters Daring Reviews

  • Steven Thompson
    2019-03-08 21:47

    I'm excited to introduce my first fantasy adventure book for children, The Daughters Daring. This is a chapter book set for about the 6th grade reading level but fun for all ages and very kid and family appropriate.Follow along with Emily and Elizabeth Daring as they save their kingdom from an evil witch with a terrifying secret.Be brave, be courageous, be DARING.Check out more at our website,

  • Jacinta
    2019-02-25 21:48

    I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways and am extremely excited to receive and read it! I am sure it will be an enjoyable read and I will update this review with my thoughts once I have received it. More to come :)

  • Melisa
    2019-02-21 19:08

    Confession: I don't read many children's books. Perhaps the last one I read was Harry Potter? Despite that, I found myself very quickly reading and enjoying this book and looking forward to what it promises to bring in future books. I'm currently pregnant with my first child, a girl due in January, and I cannot wait to be able to read stories like this to her when she's older.The Kingdom of Highcynder seems to be perfect. People are free and equal and treated well. Emily and Elizabeth Daring, the daughters of a Duke in the Kingdom, may seem mischievous at first, but their intent is noble. Because of their carefree attitudes, the Daughters Daring find themselves entangled in unusual situations. But also because of their athleticism or intelligence, they prove themselves imperative in helping their Kingdom when a devious plot is uncovered.When the Sweetberry Festival is about to commence without the usual abundance of sweetberries, it becomes immediately suspicious. Gnomes are the initial suspect and the girls take it upon themselves to discover the where and why behind the sweetberries disappearance. Their adventure brings them into a perilous situation involving goblins, and it takes some ingenuity and resourcefulness to escape unscathed. It takes even more teamwork to thwart the evil plot of a witch intent on disrupting the peace in the Kingdom.There were fun fantastical elements throughout the book; gnomes and fairies, goblins and ogres, even an evil witch/spider. There were also important lessons presented. The girls seemed too independent and undisciplined, but without their courage and disobedience, their Kingdom may have been overrun by an evil spider-witch's machinations. Also, despite their differences, it required both girls' skills to eventually be victorious. They had to trust in one another and rely on friends and family.Overall, I thought this was a good story. I can definitely see how the author might be inspired by his own experiences and family, and I'm happy to see it so lovingly depicted in this story. Like I said, I look forward to reading more of the girls' adventures and also learning more about their mother's abilities and alliances. I have to believe they will eventually defeat the evil witch and I can't wait to see what kind of adventures await in the interim.Please note: I received this book for free through a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you to everyone who made that possible.

  • Kimberly Newman
    2019-03-08 22:12

    I absolutely loved The Daughters Daring! It is delightful, and I couldn't put it down. Anyone with girls will appreciate the realistic references to uncomfortable fancy clothes, the sisters squabbling and sticking their tongues out at each other, and the pain of getting their hair brushed. I loved Mr. Thompson's creativeness and the weapons he created.The chapter sketches added interest and contribute to make this an excellent night time chapter book to read to your young ones of all ages. I'm certain this book will entertain children along with their parents and I feel very privileged to be among the first to review it, as I am sure it will be read by many. It is the best children's adventure book I have read in years. (My husband and I read our four children through their young years with many books.) For some reason it brings "The Princess and the Goblin" to mind. If you have read and enjoyed it, I feel sure you will enjoy The Daughters Daring. I laughed out loud at the comment, "Not the sharpest sword in the scabbard." Mr. Thompson's descriptions were just right and the characters were clear individuals--excellent job!It abounds with good lessons and wisdom for children--be brave; love and care for one another because family and friends are more important than petty disputes or power; freedom is not to be traded for security and equality; "fathers always love their children and value their safety more than anything else;" and more.I HIGHLY recommend this book and think it should be a long series.

  • Robert Grey
    2019-02-20 20:43

    Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn go adventuring in the world of Ranger's Apprentice with shades of The Fairy Tale Detectives tossed in. Except Tom & Huck are the two lovely heroines Emily and Elizabeth Daring and they're up against the Ogre King instead of Injun Joe.This story hit in all the right places, with so much horror, death, and gore out there in books for kids, it's nice to see something pleasant that ramps the action up to eleven without talking down to the reader or going negative.Now if the author would just share Annie Whipperpeel's recipe for sweetberry pie...

  • Dave Bench
    2019-03-11 18:50

    An excellent story! Characters are well developed and three dimensional. The interplay between the sisters is spot on and reminds me of the interaction between my own children at that age. Steven has done an excellent job of combining fantasy, adventure, and just enough danger to keep up the suspense while remaining appropriate for his target audience. The themes of family, integrity, and strength in the face of adversity are well represented in this story and I would highly recommend it.

  • Bailey Baxter
    2019-03-09 18:12

    This is a cute book that any tween girl would love. The Daring sisters are spunky, feisty, and brave -- just as their name suggests. Sure, they have moments where they don't get along. But, they always have each other's backs. And, that becomes very important when a simple journey into the Enchanted Forest in search of some missing sweetberries turns into an encounter with ogres, goblins, and an evil witch (who has revenge on her mind). I enjoyed the healthy family relationships, and it was refreshing to read a children's book that depicted the parents as loving, wise, and brave. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for young readers.

  • Ann
    2019-03-06 22:10

    Wonderful adventureElizabeth and Emily Daring are two very brave young women who are fiercely loyal to their family and to each other. They love their country, finding it very curious all of the sweetberries have disappeared just before the annual festival. Elizabeth and Emily set out to find the missing berries and so their adventure begins. They face fairies, gnomes, goblins, and a nasty witch. A wonderful story for children of all ages.

  • Keith Wilson
    2019-02-28 00:09

    An Enchanting TaleA nice read geared for younger minds but which nevertheless provided an older one with a pleasant and fun diversion. Well done.

  • Jennifer Johnson
    2019-03-04 17:42

    Good start to the seriesI liked the 2 sisters and their adventures. The art at the start of each chapter went well with what happens. I can't wait to read more!

  • J.
    2019-03-23 21:06


  • Cristina Kiefer
    2019-03-10 17:55

    AlliterationI chose this book for its title. In spite of being a youth book, I still enjoyed it. Nice escape.

  • Billy Buttons
    2019-03-12 23:10

    This book was entered and was a RED RIBBON winner in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:The Title: The Daughters DaringAuthor: Steven J ThompsonStar Rating: 4 StarsNumber of Readers: 17StatsEditing: 6/10Style: 8/10Content: 7/10Cover: 8/10Of the 17 readers:13 would read another book by this author.9 thought the cover was good or excellent.6 thought the style of writing was the best part.4 felt it was a bit slow at the start.3 (all teachers) noted a few grammatical/punctuation errors.9 suggested less ‘telling’ and more ‘showing’.Readers’ Comments‘A fun story with plenty of adventure. But the author tends to ‘tell’ and not ‘show’, particularly in the first chapter.’ Boy, aged 12‘I enjoyed this story a lot. I liked the two girls a lot. They were honest and good. I also liked the twisty adventure they went on.’ Girl, aged 11 ‘There are a few grammatical errors here and there. For example, ‘Ouch!’ Cried Emily should read ‘Ouch!’ cried Emily. Also, there’s way too much telling. For example, Emily had an explorer’s heart – don’t tell me this, show me in the way she acts. Unfortunately, the author tends to do this all the way through the story which is sort of condescending for children.’ Primary school teacher, aged 52 ‘I love fantasy so this was perfect for me. Also I liked that the girls were the strongest characters.’ Girl, aged 10¨‘The magic was the best part and there was plenty of that. I understood al of the story and the ending was exciting. This is an excellent book.’ Boy, aged 12‘An exciting, magic-filled fest! A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

  • Saleh Radaideh
    2019-02-25 18:07

    The description and aura of the book's words make me live within the story. It makes me one with the setting and feel of the surrounding. I genuinely relate to the fun and lovable characters. The story is down to Earth, soaring across kingdoms and enchanted forests, telling a grand tale of characters who face many adversities, mainly creatures, such as goblins. The book reminded me of those movies with beautiful naturalistic surroundings, such as Avatar. Also, the vibe of the characters (along with the setting) reminded me of Game of Thrones. Basically, this is a magic spread unto paper with priceless words, and with a feel that you can't get from most books. The unique aspect to this book is the down-to-earth and realistic feel that it gives you. Elizabeth goes on many adventures, and is an awesome character. I really liked her attitude and persona. Overall, if you like books which tell the story of entire landscapes and regions, with a whole history of its own (which immersed me into the story), then this is for you. This is not to mention the tension which kept me glued to the pages. The usage of words is elegant, and the interest it sparks in you is truly great.

  • Scott Spotson
    2019-02-26 21:42

    As the two daughters Daring entered the forest and met up with all these cute and not-so-cute creatures, I worried for a moment that the story would descend into a predictable, too-adorable story. My worries were quickly cast aside. The sheer fantasy was delightful and I found many new novel concepts of children's literature here that impressed me, almost like there were some elements of urban fantasy in there. The story feels fresh, unpredictable, and quirky--all good elements in my view. It's the perfect length and depth for a children's story, especially for girls. Not too long or too short, and we get to know the characters just enough to feel emotion for them. I particularly liked how the mother of the daughters Daring emerged after the halfway point in the story and became a compelling character.

  • Michael Kelly
    2019-03-07 19:43

    A great fantasy story for younger readers, full of excitement and fun.It had so many of the elements of a good fantasy tale, with a forbidden forest, gnomes, goblins, ogres, knights, a witch, a giant spider. There was plenty of adventure, plenty of action, and a really good pace. There was an exciting battle sequence, which managed to remove gory references (with younger readers in mind) without detracting from the action.The characters were good, with enough details and comments woven in to suggest a wider world outside the kingdom of this tale, plus a history between some of the characters. This bodes well for the future volumes that are promised.

  • Lincoln Cole
    2019-02-20 17:45

    I grew up on fantasy stories like this and came to love them at a young age, so I really enjoyed reading this novel. In a lot of novels about young girls, too often they become damsels that need someone else to protect them, so I liked the fact that these young girls were adventurous and daring.There are a lot of fantasy tropes in this novel that are interesting, but they are well developed and add a lot to the story. The myriad characters bring the story to life, and I can see young children loving this novel and series.Highly recommended!

  • Cara Gubbins
    2019-02-25 18:47

    I couldn't,'t put it down!This was a fun and satisfying story. Great characters that rang true and plenty of daring adventure. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Steven Thompson
    2019-03-09 20:48

  • Hope Hill
    2019-03-21 17:52

    Definitely Middle Grade. It reminded me of the Princess Bride. There was a lot of adventure and silliness. Definitely intended for a young audience but an enjoyable read nonetheless. It was a good first book in a series interesting without giving away too much of what happens later on. While an adult might be able to make an educated guess about a few things later on children would find it difficult to reach the same conclusions.