Blurb; Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.
Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.
My Review; Oh wow. This series is hot! I managed to squeeze in Furyborn (book one) before reading book two and I would highly recommend they are read in order. This trilogy is amazing. I am so impressed. They have beautiful covers too.
I wasn’t a big reader of fantasy before but since this series was introduced into my life I am hooked! I love fantasy. This series has opened a whole new world for me and my imagination is on fire.
Kingsbane is a long read at 500 pages but well worth it. It is brilliantly written, a real page turner and a world you will not want to leave. Compared to Furyborn this story has so much more going on within its pages.
This is the story of two women, two queens. Rielle and Eliana. A blood queen and a sun queen. Centuries apart. The chapters flick between each queen and their story. We also get a couple of chapters from other characters too which we didn’t in Furyborn. I do find myself more drawn towards Rielle personally, but that could all change in the final book of the trilogy, which I now have to wait forever for! Damn.
A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. Both Furyborn and Kingsbane get a spot in my top twenty reads of the year. If you want to read one fantasy series this year make it this one.
Are you a blood queen or a sun queen? I cannot wait for the final book already.