Title: The Rogue Queen
By: Emily R. King
Release Date: February 13th, 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.
Review: A fantastic end to a wonderful journey. I was super excited to receive a review copy of this book. There was so much action and adventure. Please playing both sides, or having a hard time picking sides. It was an epic battle to the end. I wished there was more of the world building. All the wonders of Kalinda's world almost fell away with the action. I've always been on for description, but I know this is the third book in the series and some world building has already been done.
Gratz to Emily R. King for giving us a crazy ride inside a fantastic mystical world.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.