Series Red Queen 0.5 Reviews Red Queen #1
Young-Adult, Dystopia, High-Fantasy, Magic, Novella
Purchased Kindle Book My Rating 3.5 Stars
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.
THOUGHTS I could have done without this one. Well, I think so. It wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. That’s not to say that I didn’t like it, because I did. So, it’s safe to say that this is setting up for Glass Sword. Because, if not, then I really think that it wasn’t needed. It does give you hints of what is to come, but not clearly enough. I flew through this novella within an hour or so. Maybe I rushed it, who knows.
This is about Queen Coriane, Cal’s mother. It’s quite depressing really. What did I expect, when she’s going on and on about her life and how she came to be Queen in this diary/journal. What Is interesting is this:
“Cal’s flame will build and bring roots from the ashes of war. The guns will quiet, the smoke will clear, and the soldiers, Red and Silver both, will come home. One hundred years of war, and my son will bring peace. He will not die fighting. He will not. HE WILL NOT.”
Makes you wonder just what the flip is about to go down. Well, for one thing, this woman was not crazy like people thought her to be. It lets you see exactly how manipulative Elara is. Good short, but I need the next book. Can’t wait until February!