Book: The rogue queen
Author: Emily R. King
Series: The hundredth queen #3
Date read: February 3, 2018
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Publication date: February 13, 2018
Summary from Goodreads:
“Despite the odds, Kalinda has survived it all: Marriage to a tyrant. Tournaments to the death. The forbidden power to rule fire. The icy touch of a demon.
That same demon now disguises itself as Rajah Tarek, Kalinda’s late husband and a man who has never stopped haunting her. Upon taking control of the palace and the army, the demon brands Kalinda and her companions as traitors to the empire. They flee across the sea, seeking haven in the Southern Isles.
In Lestari, Kalinda’s powers are not condemned, as they are in her land. Now free to use them to protect those she loves, Kalinda soon realizes that the demon has tainted her with a cold poison, rendering her fire uncontrollable. But the lack of control may be just what she needs to send the demon back to the darkest depths of the Void.
To take back the empire, Kalinda will ally with those she distrusts—and risk losing those most loyal to her—to defeat the demon and bring peace to a divided nation.”
I received this from Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review.
I definitely liked this one better than the first two. I liked most of the characters and it was pretty action-packed as well. While the other two books started just a little slow for me this one had action right at the beginning and throughout the entire book. There is also a love triangle in this one as well though the book seems to focus less on the romance this time. I really loved learning about the magic and different cities as well. There were a few twists and turns though there were also some scenes that were predictable. I was pretty surprised by how the story ended though and am interested in seeing what happens in the fourth book when it comes out.
Overall this is one that I would recommend and I am interested in seeing how the story ends in the next book.