And boy, was I excited I got accepted when I absolutely adored the first book in the series. This book is out on the 26th of September, and I highly suggest you read it, and the first book (my review for The Hundredth Queen can be found HERE).
So, anyways, here's the book:
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?
So, as you can tell from the Blurb of this, the Rajah from the first book is dead, and boy was I happy that happened! But it did leave me wondering just where the plot would go after that. And I was not disappointed at all.
In this book, you meet the Rajah's son, Ashwin, who will eventually go on to be the newest Rajah once he gains control of his city again. And Guys, I guessed correctly, there is a love triangle here! Granted, it's not much of one as Kalinda is still very much in love with Deven, but I can't wait to see where this subtle little triangle will go in the next book.
Because by now, you should know I love a good love triangle.
But, that's not all about the book that interested me of course, there was a new place to explore in this little world of Emily's, and with that came a whole load of new imagery, and a slightly different portrayal of the religious beliefs, and that's always interesting to read about, how different places differ in their ways of practising religion. (though this isn't a real religion, as stated at the beginning of both books)
But yes, I love the imagery in this, and I love the relationship between Kalinda and Deven as well, it's good to see the inner workings of it, especially when there is a new player in the game (Prince Ashwin).
It's not all about the love triangle though guys, you get to see the workings of Bhuta's a bit more in this book, especially in the new land where they are allowed to be part of the Sultan's guard, and it's great to see just how powerful they can be when they aren't shunned like they were in the first book.
Kalinda also definitely learns to grow into her powers in this, and I absolutely loved that about her in this book, She got to learn just how powerful she really is.
So, altogether, I give this book: 5 cats!
I just love that it goes into a bit more detail for everything in this, and I feel like the 3rd book is going to be amazing too when it comes out.
Don't forget, this second book is out the 26th September!
Have you read either of these books? Do you agree with me? Will you be buying this book when it's out? Comment below!