In Ourthuro, the King’s word is law and no one can go against his wishes, not even his daughter, Princess Leena. However, Leena is keeping a dangerous secret, she has fallen in love with Mikza, a solider, and here father will punish them both if he ever finds out, but she is willing to abandon her life of luxury and risk it all to be with him. Will they be able to escape before it’s too late?
The Golden Cage is a really enjoyable prequel short story in the A Dance of Dragons series. Even though it is a novella, it is not lacking as it has forbidden romance and it was great to learn more about Leena.
I liked Leena as she is strong-willed and relatable, and is not easily swayed by her father. Mikza is a strong and protective character although I think he would have known more about how the king watched Leena.
Although not a happy ending, I am looking forward to reading the other short story about Leena. I would recommend The Golden Cage to people who enjoyed The Shadow Soul.