Title: One Dark Throne
Author: Kendare Blake
Publish Date: September 19, 2017
# of Pages: 464
(**Warning** Possible spoilers)
(From Goodreads) The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?
With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.
In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake picks up where Three Dark Crowns leaves off, following Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine during their Ascension year. While one Queen aspires to wear the crown, the other two Queens are concerned about family and protecting each other. In the end, only one Queen wears the crown.
What a great second book! I loved it. The characters Blake paints are rich with life and vivacious. I enjoyed every minute of this exciting journey, and I can honestly say it did not end as I expected it to.
So what did I like?
The characters. The characters really make this book. First off, the sisters. The once sweet Katharine is now cunning and conniving, ambitious in her aims to ascend the throne. Arsinoe lives her life by honor and loyalty. She cares deeply about her friends and her bear, Braddock. Mirabella is a powerhouse with a compassionate heart. Then there are the secondary characters, who are all fantastic in their own right. My favorite secondary character is Jules. Jules’ has more talent in her pinky than most characters put together. Like Arisone, she lives her life by honor and loyalty. I am immensely curious to see what becomes of Jules in the next book. When I read Three Dark Crowns, I always thought that Jules was destined to become the Queen in some bizarre plot twist. It could still happen, right?
The familiars. From Camden to Braddock to Pepper, the animals and familiars in this book are awesome. I’m an animal lover through and through, so I love reading about the close bonds between humans and animals. I wish I had my very own Camden, but for now I’ll have to settle for my three lazy house cats.
Plot twists. There are so many twists and turns in this book, and there are so many unanswered questions! What happens to Jules? What becomes of Katharine? Do Arsinoe and Mirabella live their lives as mainlanders?
So what didn’t I like?
One thing, and one thing only: I wanted the book to be longer! I want to know what happens next—now!
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