Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Rogue Queen (The Hundredth Queen #3) by Emily R. King

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.

I am really loving this series!  For some reason I was thinking that this was the last book, but no.  Again I am left with my heart hanging because the ending?  Ugh!!

Absolutely nothing comes easy for Kalinda.  Her whole life has been one struggle after another.  It seems like for Kalinda, along with her little band of friends, there is no break, no chance to relax and no time to breathe.  Which is equally awesome and exhausting as a reader as well.  The pacing is fast, things are always happening and I love that but by the end of the book I feel like I have to suck in big breath and relax myself!

Because this is book three, these characters are like old friends to me.  I am invested in them and I care about them.  I'm ready to see some conclusion and resolution for them.  I hope the next book is the last book.  😊  And I wish I had it right now.

This is a series that must be read in order.  It is on Kindle Unlimited if you have that!

Content:  violence, kissing, a fade to black bedroom scene with no details other than the couple wakes up naked together.

- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher at my request via NetGalley.  All opinions expressed are my own.


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