I received this book for free from Amazon Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Fire Queen by Emily R. King
Series: The Hundredth Queen #2
Published by Skyscape on September 26th 2017
Source: Amazon Publishing
In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.
Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah’s son, who has promised Deven’s freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.
But as Kalinda’s tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them—as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.
With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?
The Fire Queen by Emily R. King is an amazing follow up to The Hundredth Queen. Fair warning, this book can’t be read without reading the first book or a lot of events and conversations won’t make sense.
Kalinda is finally free from her new husband but her country is falling to pieces. She is off on an adventure to find her late husband’s first born Prince Ashwin. The last thing that Kalinda wants is to be Queen. On this strange journey, Kalinda’s group splits up and Kalinda is taken straight to the Prince.
When Kalinda arrives at the Janardanian Palace, she finds it hard to trust anyone. Prince Ashwin wants Kalinda to fight in another tournament which will result in Ashwin’s wedding to the winner. All of Kalinda’s friends have been taken captive as soon as they arrived. Of course, Kalinda doesn’t even know they arrived. Ashwin and Kalinda are forbidden to see their people until after the tournament is over.
I really enjoyed the second installment of this book. The Bhuta warriors are treated a bit differently int his book. I am sure book three is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to read it.