Title: The Fire Queen
By: Emily R. King
Release Date: September 26th, 2017
Audience: Young Adult
Summary from Goodreads: 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?
Review: An immersing wave of action and mystery. I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of this book. I loved the first story, The Hundredth Queen and this one was right up there.
The book follows our favorite fire wielder, Kalinda as she is thrown into another round of trials to prove her worth. At first I was a little disappointing that the story was going along the same route as the first, but my thoughts quickly changed when the action started. There were different trials and the mystery of the Buddha continued with a new kingdom and new secrets.
I really enjoyed this book. It was right up my alley and I think people who like a good paranormal fantasy will like this one.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.