Full Name: Grand Duchess Raphaela Ducelle
Featured in: The Emperor’s Daughters by C.K. Brooke
Status: Grand Duchess of Jordinia
Distinguishing characteristics: Long black hair, green eyes, freckles, a slightly hoarse voice.
Motivations: Independence, novelty, freedom. Raphaela wants to travel the world and make her mark—without a man’s interference, thank you very much.
Grand Duchess Raphaela is tired of the same old palace walls. She longs to see the world beyond the Jordinia she knows. When she receives a mysterious invitation to a faraway desert land with a history of danger and tumult, Raphaela is all in. Persuading her father, the emperor, to let her go is another matter.
When she finally gets to leave, her plans to stay forever unwed are kicked up in the dust when she discovers she’s been mistakenly summoned to marry the conceited young Prince of Al-Habar. Even worse, could Raphaela be falling in love with the prince’s handsome stepfather, the Sultan?