When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.
A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.
Page Length: 512
Publication Year: May 2018
Characters: Eliana, Rielle
*I RECIEVED AN ADVACNED COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*
Trying to sum up this story is kinda hard because the blurb actually does a pretty good job on its own, however, I’ll give it a shot.
Rielle and Eliana are 2 kick-ass girls born centuries apart but both are fighting for the survival of not only themselves but their kingdoms and loved ones as well. I’m not going to lie reading this book was slow going but I did enjoy it, there are lots of twists and turns and trying to figure out how Rielle and Eliana are linked to one another was a challenge.
I have to say that I preferred Eliana over Rielle most of the time, she gave me some serious Celaena Sardothien vibes so if you like Throne of Glass you’ll probably enjoy this book.
I’m keeping this review short and sweet today because I don’t have anything else to say.